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Your business is only as secure as how you store and access your passwords

on 11-Jan-2018 15:30:39 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Management Password Security
Your business is only as secure as how you store and manage your passwords. Often overlooked, passwords are the first line of defence to protecting your business from anyone and a strong password can often make the difference. However sometimes no matter how strong a password is they still fall into the wrong hands. How passwords are stored plays a vital role in the safety of your business and ensuring that only authorised users can access approved applications.
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1.4 Billion hacked and leaked passwords found on the dark web

on 18-Dec-2017 10:06:50 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity IT News Password Security
1.4 Billion hacked and leaked passwords have been collated in a single file and are currently sitting on the dark web. Security firm 4iQ who discovered the files say that rather than this being a new breach it is a collection of several previous breaches. None of the passwords are encrypted and all the data has been put into a searchable, interactive database.
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The evolving challenges of IT risk management

on 30-Nov-2017 15:46:53 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Connectivity Security Productivity
Risk plays a critical role in almost every business decision with business executives having to balance risk and reward if they want to be successful. IT is often overlooked with other risks being valued with more importance; IT vulnerability isn’t even considered a board level problem in many cases. Failure to identify, assess and mitigate IT risk sets your business up for security breaches and financial losses down the line.
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New GDPR advice line for SMEs

on 16-Nov-2017 16:44:00 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Security
The ICO has launched a new dedicated advice line to help small organisations prepare for the new GDPR law which comes into place on the 25th May 2018.
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Poorly written code leaves banks at high risk

on 14-Nov-2017 16:37:36 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Security
After researchers recently reviewed over 270 million lines of code in applications worldwide they discovered 1.3 million weaknesses which could allow hackers easy access to corporate systems.
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Four IT challenges facing small and medium businesses

on 10-Oct-2017 11:57:18 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Security Productivity
Here are the four key IT challenges that businesses need to meet in terms of their IT provision, if they are going to increase productivity and decrease costs.
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Why the CIO role is vital for successful digital transformation

on 25-Sep-2017 11:15:55 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Management Security Productivity
  A recent report by Dell Technologies surveyed 4,600 business leaders from around the globe to analyse their organisation's transformation efforts. The report found that 1 in 3 fear they’ll be left behind by digital transformation. To remedy this 91% plan to invest in powerful technologies within the next three years. Unfortunately, the same number of business leaders say they are facing major hurdles to transformation. It’s little surprise then that many business leaders intend to work closely with their Chief Information Officer (CIOs) to stay in control of the digital transformation agenda. Let’s look at why this is?  
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How can a CIO benefit your business' productivity?

on 24-May-2017 13:41:57 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Security Productivity
Everyone knows what role in a company CEO stands for - but what about the CIO?
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'WannaCry' Cyber-Attack - All you need to know

on 15-May-2017 18:01:30 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Attack Cyber IT News Security
After Friday's major cyber-attack hit businesses and individuals worldwide, here is all you need to know.
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Password protection tips to make you more secure online

on 03-May-2017 15:38:48 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Password Security Tips & Tricks
Cyber security is of vital importance in the modern world and creating secure passwords is at the forefront of protecting your personal accounts. It's common knowledge that people still manage to use passwords such as ‘abc123’ and ‘password’ to protect laptops and computers with sensitive information available just by guessing the correct combination.
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