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Adobe Suite Security Vulnerabilities

10-Aug-2018 14:46:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in security, adobe, patches

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Adobe Released a Mega Update That Patches More Than 100 Security Vulnerabilities

Five popular Adobe programs were found to be riddled with security holes. Learn about the programs that were affected, their vulnerabilities, and the update created to patch the holes.

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The 5 Most Costly Types of IT-Related Cybercrimes

09-Jul-2018 14:08:22 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, firewall, servers, breaches, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, passwords, protection, security, small business, hacking, scams, hackers, computer security

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Business Email Scammers Put Behind Bars

09-Jul-2018 12:21:36 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Business operations, cyber crime, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber attacks, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, london, office 365, security, small business

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What is Phishing?

20-Jun-2018 15:22:48 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, phishing, cyber attacks, cybercrime, email, security, computer security

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What is Phishing and How to Keep Your Company Safe From Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a type of cyberattack in which criminals essentially trick users into disclosing their personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers and so on. This is becoming an increasingly popular attack vector, with more than 3 in 4 (76 percent) organizations in the UK saying they experienced a phishing attack in 2017, according to figures collated by Wombat Security.

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Cybercrime in Business

01-Jun-2018 13:13:38 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, cyber crime, cyber attacks, cybercrime, security

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Cybercrime in Business.

The 5 Most Costly Types of IT-Related Cybercrimes

A report issued by the Internet Crime Complaint Centre shows that cybercrime victims lost more than £1 billion in 2017. Here are the top five IT-related cybercrimes that cost businesses and individuals the most amount of money.

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What is Cloud Computing used for?

02-May-2018 13:55:41 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, Collaboration, cybersecurity, Business operations, Data, data backup, Backup, chrome, cloud, computers, google, security, small business, software, folders, file share, microsoft, onedrive, data storage, office, 365, files, computer security, filing system, file sharing

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What is Cloud Computing used for?

The Top 5 Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup

 

Have you switched your company’s backup solution to hybrid cloud backup yet? Find out 5 reasons why you should consider jumping onto the hybrid cloud backup bandwagon.

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Is the Cloud safe?

02-May-2018 13:48:25 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, Data, cloud, security, small business, folders, file share, onedrive, data storage, files, computer security, filing system, file sharing

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Is the Cloud safe? How Cloud Service Providers Can Prove Their Data Security Claims

Cloud service providers often promise that they will take good care of their customers’ personal data. Here is how you can make sure they will deliver on that promise.

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PDF Files: Handy for Businesses — and Hackers

19-Apr-2018 22:14:57 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, helpdesk, IT, ransomware, anti virus, Backup, business, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, security, hacking, hackers, pdf

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PDF files are the No. 1 type of file used in cyberattacks. Find out why hackers like to use them and how to protect your business.

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Business Email Scams Are on the Rise

19-Apr-2018 14:37:09 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Email Solutions, servers, solutions, Data, phishing, ransomware, service, theft, anti virus, email, protection, security, small business, websites, scams

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Sophisticated email scams designed to con companies out of money and sensitive data are on the rise. Learn how to avoid falling victim to these scams.

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SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

19-Apr-2018 14:32:52 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, firewall, breach, data backup, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, IT Services, passwords, security, Server, small business, hacking, software, samsam

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In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

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