Category: Cyber Security

Understanding the Costs of Cyber Attacks for Small Businesses

Cyber attacks pose a significant threat to small businesses, not only in terms of potential data breaches and financial losses but also in terms of long-term damage to reputation and customer trust. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various costs associated with cyber attacks for small businesses, providing insights into the tangible and …

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5 More Essential Cybersecurity Tips Every Small Business Needs to Know

Following on from the previous post, this post considers 5 more security tips that all small businesses should know. Before getting into these here are some statistics (source Cyber security breaches survey 2023): These figures are based on the voluntary responses carried out in a survey of 2263 businesses. Regardless of how these may be …

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5 Essential Cybersecurity Tips Every Small Business Needs to Know

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses of all sizes, especially small businesses. With cyber threats on the rise, it’s essential for small businesses to take proactive steps to protect their sensitive data and minimize the risk of cyber attacks. Here are five essential cybersecurity tips every small business needs to …

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A Guide to Two-Factor Authentication

Secured passwords with 2FA

In the ever-expanding digital landscape, securing sensitive information and personal data has become paramount. As cyber threats continue to evolve, traditional password-based security measures often prove inadequate. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) emerges as a robust solution, adding an extra layer of protection to enhance security across various online platforms. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into …

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Mastering the Art of Passwords: Your Key to Digital Security

Passwords

Introduction In the intricate tapestry of the digital world, passwords serve as the first line of defence, safeguarding our personal information from the vast cyber realm. As we traverse this interconnected landscape, understanding the importance of passwords, crafting robust ones, and adopting good practices becomes imperative for our online security. This blog explores the essence …

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Staying Safe when using Social Media

Investing in Cybersecurity Training: Safeguarding Small Businesses in the Digital Era

Introduction In an era dominated by digital technologies, businesses of all sizes face an unprecedented level of cyber threats. Small businesses, in particular, are increasingly becoming prime targets for cybercriminals due to their perceived vulnerabilities. This blog explores why investing in cybersecurity training is not just a prudent decision but an essential one for the …

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IT Army

It is absolutely abhorrent what is happening today in Ukraine as Russia continues it’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine has moral support from many parts of the world today, and has shown great effort in resting the invasion on a sovereign and independent country. In today’s world war is not only restricted to the real …

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Password Expiry Policy

It has been accepted for some time that changing password regularly is a positive step to providing security for IT systems, but is it? On reflection both, views have valid points to make. Changing passwords has the advantage, that should a password be National Cyber Security Centre Guidance can be accessed at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/password-guidance-simplifying-your-approach.

Cyber Attack update

Following events of the cyber attack on the NHS it has come to light this was on a global scale, and the effects to some degree could have been minimised. What wasn’t know on the previous post a couple of days back was the extent or the nature of the attack. The attack was global, …

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