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Andrew Allen

As a Professional Member of The Chartered Institute for IT and his nearly 20 years in business, Andrew is able to connect with and help executives and owners leverage the power of technology to deliver lasting results.

Recent Posts

3 Reasons to prepare a business continuity plan

on 14-Jul-2021 10:37:49 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Strategy Productivity
A business continuity plan is the blueprint you need during an emergency to keep your business running smoothly. If you don’t already have one, here are 3 key reasons why you should focus on creating one ASAP.
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Four reasons to opt for the co-managed IT services model

on 29-Jun-2021 15:00:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments |
The Co-managed IT services model is one in which the business has its own IT team, but still contracts with an external managed services provider for certain services. In this blog we discuss four benefits of a co-managed IT services model.
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Best practices for data safety in a remote work environment

on 22-Jun-2021 10:15:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments |
Do you have staff working from home? Of late, due to the Coronavirus crisis a lot of businesses shifted to the remote working environment. While it raises some data security concerns, they can be overcome by following a few best practices.
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Social media at work what could go wrong?

on 15-Jun-2021 18:45:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments |
As a business, there is no doubt today that you need to make your presence felt on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. But social media also exposes you to cybercriminals. In this post we talk about the steps you can take to ensure your social media account doesn’t become a gateway for cybercriminals to access your data.
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Multi-Factor Authentication 101

on 11-May-2021 17:00:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Password Security
You have probably already come across the term multi-factor authentication. The concept is not new, but has caught on really quick of late. In this post, we will discuss what multi-factor authentication is and why you should be adopting it.
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The Cloud is fantastic...

on 10-Mar-2020 11:28:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Technology Backup
Working in the Cloud is superb. There are literally thousands of different platforms and operators of Cloud-based services to choose from; providing you with a reliable, adaptable and responsive working environment enabling you to work from anywhere in the world.
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Data Breaches are destroying our businesses

on 29-Jan-2020 14:30:24 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
Everyone should be aware of the fact that data breaches are serious. It’s not because these firms did not have an appropriate protection system in place that they went under, it’s because they were not prepared to deal with it to begin with.
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Wordpress Sites Hacked to Propagate Scam Campaign

on 29-Jan-2020 14:28:15 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
The hacking campaign makes use of previously known vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins. Some of the vulnerable plugins exploited include the ‘CP Contact Form with PayPal’ and the ‘Simple Fields’. More than 2000 WordPress sites have been hacked by cybercriminals for a scam campaign that redirects visitors to several scam sites.
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Ransomware Operators turn evil for late and non-paying victims

on 29-Jan-2020 14:27:09 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
A group of ransomware actors have threatened to publish data stolen from a German automotive supplier. Another group announced that they are going to release 9.5GB of data of a healthcare firm.   Source: https://cyware.com/news/ransomware-operators-turn-evil-for-late-reposnders-and-non-paying-victims-de65c7c1
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Ransomware: Don't let your business be defrauded too

on 13-Jan-2020 16:31:58 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
The cyber threat is very real; a breach in cyber security resulting in the theft, loss or corruption of data, occurs every second in businesses and homes around the globe. 
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