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We have opinions and we like to share them.

They aren’t always technology related, we like to think we have a thing or two to say about Leadership and management and hope you will find the occasional post or tweet useful.

A new culture of safety

Cyber crime is now officially the number one threat to businesses in the UK. So it’s never been more important to get your online security nailed. But it’s not 2005 any more. Keeping your data safe is about much more than just buying anti-virus software. Hackers can only steal your data if someone gives them […]

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Do you use Chrome?

Do any of the devices in your business use the Chrome browser? I’d be surprised if none of them did… it is the most used browser in the UK (two thirds of people use it). We’ve noticed a flurry of security alerts over the last few months about extensions that can be added on to […]

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Dave in accounts has a password disaster

So you probably know that cyber crime is a massive threat to businesses everywhere. You probably also know that poor password practice is a major contributing factor in data breaches and hacking attacks… … if not THE major contributing factor. If you’ve already got your password procedures sorted and you’re confident you’re doing everything possible […]

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Wait… Dave sold his old mobile on eBay?

Flexible working and the ability to access files on the go are among the most sought after perks of the modern workforce. But if your employees are using their own mobiles and laptops for work, it’s important that you know they’re not putting your organisation at risk of cyber attacks. Because what happens when they […]

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Boss, I left my mobile in the pub last night…

According to figures from Transport for London there are more than 30,000 lost phones sitting in their lost property room. And two laptops are left on the underground every single day. Wow. Frankly, it’s too easy to lose stuff. And it’s very annoying when it happens. Now think about how you will react when an […]

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11 scary signs your business has been hacked

Being hacked is bl**dy scary. It has the potential to destroy your business. And it’s no longer about IF you’re going to be attacked, it’s WHEN. Trust me on this one. My team has to rescue hacked businesses every single week. They’re not huge multi-million pound organisations. They’re ordinary businesses, just like yours. That’s because […]

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Could I crack your staff’s passwords?

One of the most common ways hackers find their way into businesses is by brute force cracking passwords. This is where they try millions of variations of simple words, characters and numbers. Even if you think your passwords are secure and unguessable, what about your staff? Are you sure there’s no-one using Password1234 to access […]

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The scams you need to know about

Scams come in many different forms, and not all of them happen online. This guide from the Money Advice Service is full of information about common scams in the home, workplace and beyond. Some of them might seem obvious, but it’s worth having a look and sharing with friends and family- particularly older relatives. A […]

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65,000 hacks a day

Cyber crime continues to be the number one threat affecting UK businesses. With a staggering 65,000 hacking attempts made every single day. This is a war. So how do you prepare your troops for battle? We’ve written a new guide, called Beating the Baddies: How to Win the War Against Hackers. It’s full of practical […]

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What’s the worse that could happen?

Have a think for a second… what’s the worst thing that could happen to your business’s premises? Burglary? Fire? Flood? OK, statistically it’s pretty unlikely that something bad would happen. But if it did, the speed at which your business gets back up and running, totally depends on how much preparation you have done. There’s […]

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