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Learning from the GoDaddy breach

November 30th, 2021

GoDaddy, the largest and most widely trusted domain registrar globally, was the victim of a data breach in mid-November 2021, affecting 1.2 million active and inactive WordPress users. Managed WordPress services resellers like Media Temple, Domain Factory, Heart Internet and 123reg, were also compromised in the breach.

Costs and benefits of in-house vs outsourced cybersecurity for SME’s

November 30th, 2021

Cybersecurity challenges have moved from IT and Security desks to that of boardrooms as hackers get savvier about breaking through even the most high-tech defences to the detriment of SMEs and non-profit organisations. Cybersecurity has become an important topic of conversation and everyone’s responsibility.

Why you should increase your IT budget in 2022

November 22nd, 2021

In 2020 and 2021, businesses around the world had to spend money on IT to enable their work to continue remotely or through online customer engagement, whether they were planning to or not. With so much money already having been spent on IT, some small and medium-sized business leaders may be wondering if it’s time to reduce or simply maintain their IT budgets, but we think that would be a mistake.

Do you know how you’d respond to a cybersecurity incident?

November 15th, 2021

When an unexpected incident like a cyber-attack or breach occurs, it is a very stressful period for business owners, their employees, and other vested stakeholders. A cybersecurity incident response plan is a document designed to help your organisation to respond and recover from a cybersecurity incident. A cyber incident has been defined by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as any unauthorised access to an organisation’s IT systems. These may be breaches, malicious attacks (such as denial of service, ransomware, phishing). A cybersecurity response plan lays out a step-by-step approach, from whom to contact to how to handle communications and how to identify lessons learned to prevent future events. Here are some important steps you need to take in understanding, mitigating and recovering from cyber incidents:

Shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 11th, 2021

More and more people are shopping online. With the great deals available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up soon, scammers are using the opportunity to lure consumers into giving away their private information (including credit card details) on fake platforms online.

IT strategy for 2022

November 11th, 2021

The world has changed since COVID-19 and there’s no going back. We all know this and have heard it over and over again. But despite this, many businesses have yet to reflect these changes in their IT budgets and strategies. We think 2022 is the year that many will begin to prioritise IT, recognising that it can be a differentiator and, in fact, the backbone of a business.

We believe that a good IT strategy should be adaptive and continuously updated, coordinated and aligned with business strategies, and documented (not something held in the head of one person).

Why does my business need dark web monitoring?

October 25th, 2021

The dark web is called ‘dark’ for a reason. It’s a murky online space reserved for shady activities like illicit trading, including the trading of personal information and hiring of hackers to cyber-attack businesses and organisations. You may wonder whether cybercriminals on the dark web are even interested in small- to medium-sized businesses, but recent insights show that small businesses are being targeted these days because they don’t invest as much in cybersecurity as large corporations, meaning they provide an easy payday for criminals.

Microsoft 365 – Name that icon

October 22nd, 2021

Until 2020, many companies hadn’t given much thought to cybersecurity beyond assuming their IT departments would sort out an effective firewall. However, with the move to more remote or hybrid working, cybersecurity has been bumped up the agenda, especially as businesses take note of other organisations falling prey to malware attacks.

Threat hunting – what you need to know

October 7th, 2021

Until 2020, many companies hadn’t given much thought to cybersecurity beyond assuming their IT departments would sort out an effective firewall. However, with the move to more remote or hybrid working, cybersecurity has been bumped up the agenda, especially as businesses take note of other organisations falling prey to malware attacks.

Have you discovered the full potential of Microsoft Teams?

September 14th, 2021

Microsoft Teams offers you everything you need to chat, call and collaborate in a one-stop-shop, user-friendly interface essential to your business. Whether you are running your SME or working from home, Teams will keep you connected with your colleagues in a format that will make teamwork a breeze.