Why Printer Security Should be a Concern And Our Top Tips To Improve Security

Printing devices are overlooked when it comes to security. The reality is, cybercriminals can hack your printer to get confidential information. Your printer security is probably the last thing you think you need to consider with cybercriminals. But the truth is very different. You secure your email your devices and as such the printer becomes the weakest link. A bit like your home you protect the front with a solid front door but then leave your windows open around the...

What Type of Hackers are there and how are they Endangering Your Business Data? (And How to Protect Your Sensitive Info from Them)

Your data is pivotal to running a business. If you don’t have proper security measures in place, hackers can easily steal your data and take you out of business. Cybercriminals might be the biggest threat facing your company. Besides gaining access to your money and accounts, they can also take over critical software, preventing you from working with clients.  Any business can fall victim to hacking. However, small and medium businesses are particularly at risk even more so during the...

Quick win Measures to Harden your Microsoft 365 Security

Quick Win Security Measures Enable Multi-Factor Authentication When using a username and password for Microsoft 365 you run the risk of not following a robust password protocol. As such somebody could guess your password or obtain it from the Dark Web. After all the username part i.e email address can be quickly looked up from your web site/ social media. If your doing this you are exposing your organisation to intrusions. That’s where multi-factor-authentication (MFA) comes into play. It can...

Office 365 price increase in March.

Here’s how to freeze your price Not sure if you have heard ? There is a Microsoft price increase coming in March It is the first big price increase since it’s launch. There have been UK price changes previously but just to take into account changes in currency markets. They have not released official UK figures yet but based on the US figures released these increases could be in the region of 20-40%. This change is far more than a...

Whaling and we are not talking about fishing !!

What would happen if your staff received an email that they thought was genuinely you. Asking them for urgent assistance, to arrange an amazon gift card or help paying an urgent bill with a new supplier. Could they actually pay it ? As the email was not actually sent by you, it’s a specific kind of cyber crime called whaling, where the hacker tries to impersonate the boss. These hackers are getting more clever than ever before, they spend hours...

Word Tips and Tricks

To help you save those crucial few minutes per day we have put together a few videos of tips and trick within Word. We are looking to increase these over the coming months. You may find you pickup something you didn’t even know.

Free tool: Check how long it would take to crack your password

The longer and more complex your password, the harder it will be for cyber-criminals to crack it through brute force. What’s that? It’s where automated software tries thousands of variations of passwords, until it finds the right one. Check your password now. Enter it below and you’ll see how long it would take criminals to crack it. The longer, the better. Your password is safe and is not sent across the internet. If you need a better password, click Generate...

Free tool: Check to see if your email address has been stolen

Hackers are targeting your business! Find out in seconds if your email address has been stolen or compromised. Enter it here. And we’ll run it through a comprehensive database of all email addresses stolen over the last few years. This is powered by Have I Been Pwned. If your email has been compromised, it’s possible cyber criminals have used it to attempt to access your systems. Please contact a cyber security specialist immediately.

The top 5 questions you could ask us, that we’d love to say ‘YES’ to

The pandemic made hundreds of businesses round here question the quality of the IT support they were receiving. We’ve been very busy recently talking to businesses, and onboarding new clients as their IT partner. There are five questions in particular that you could ask us, and we’d be delighted to answer with a very positive YES! So we’ve put them into this brand new guide. Download it instantly.

Outdated technology is costing your business

Is your business still using old outdated technology for your team? It is a real false economy Why is outdated technology bad for my business? You may be thinking that your saving money, in reality your losing money. The reason your loosing money is that your losing staff’s time and productivity every day. Just think of it if opening outlook takes 5 minutes each morning, over a week that is 25 minutes wasted. Over the month that adds up to...