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    It seems like we’re talking about cyber scams a lot at the moment. And now there’s another new trick you need to be aware of. Cybercriminals are smart. They’re forever coming up with new ways to infiltrate your devices and networks to access your valuable data. Fortunately, the defence weapons continue to get stronger and stronger to help keep you protected. Some email systems are now especially good at identifying...

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    While the cyber security of your business should always be a high priority, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that businesses may be at an increased risk of cyber-attack. Although there is no direct threat at present, the West is placing a range of sanctions on Russia. There could be retaliation, and Russia has used cyber-attacks in the past. But what does this mean for your business? Advice from...

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    The only way to continue your operations in case of setbacks is to enforce a well-thought-out business continuity plan. However, you’ll need to avoid several mistakes when developing your strategy.   Your operations may seem efficient and failproof, but the reality is that obstacles can happen at any time. Whether you’ve lost a major client or can’t achieve good team dynamics, it’s essential to keep going.   That’s where...

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    Defender for Microsoft 365

    Phishing can lose you a lot of money and expose sensitive information. Microsoft 365 Defender can dramatically mitigate this risk with several features.   Phishing attacks are a severe threat to your business. These fraudulent actions can cause your team members to accidentally share financial, customer, and account information with cybercriminals.   How does this happen?   The issue is that the attackers seem credible since they’re impersonating trusted sources and...

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    The global pandemic of COVID-19 caused many shops to close and forced people to stay at home more than ever, socialising over Zoom and shopping online. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the growth of internet retailing, with more than half of all UK consumers now shopping online according to retail analysts, GlobalData.   With the UK's online shopping spend forecast to grow 30%...

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    Is Your Data Secure? 8 Best Practices for Vetting Cybersecurity Vendors (Managed Service)

    An effective way to bolster your business’s data security is to work with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or I.T. Service Provider (ITSP). They address network vulnerabilities to prevent cybercriminals from exploiting them.   Besides monitoring and organising your servers, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or I.T. Service Provider (ITSP) plays a pivotal role in the cybersecurity program of your business. They implement several strategies to shield...

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    How will your business respond when faced with an unexpected situation? With a business continuity plan, you’ll know exactly what steps to take.   We here at Leading a small business is a challenging endeavour.   According to a January 2021 article published by Entrepreneur, 20% of small businesses fail within their first year of operation. And a staggering 50% fail within five years.   There are many potential issues for...

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    In this article, we present a definition of malware, drill down into different types of malware and outline preventative measures. What is Malware? Malware is short for malicious software and it allows unauthorised access to networks for theft, sabotage, or espionage objectives. Malware comes in a variety of forms, and many cyberattacks employ a mixture of them to achieve their objectives. Although it typically spreads through phishing,...

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    Cyber Security at Home

    Cyber-crime is very much a huge focus for the media and it is no wonder, seeing as it is the second most reported economic crime affecting 32 per cent of organisations according to the PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2016. We see regular reports on almost a daily basis of cyber-breaches and attacks on large organisations. However, the issue is certainly not just a problem for multi-national...

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    Security threats

    Today more than ever, security should be a priority for every business. Small and medium sized businesses are the ones who suffer most when under attack from security threats One of the most common ways to attack is to use security vulnerability in software in applications like Java, Adobe and operating systems, including the perceived invulnerable MAC OS. I am sure everyone remembers the 2 major vulnerabilities...

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