Crime stops for no man - not even Santa Claus.
Cyber security matters at all times - and Christmas is no different from any other part of the year. For most of us, the festive period means spending some time at home with our families, eating copious amounts of chocolate, having a few beers or glasses of wine, and generally just kicking back with our feet up. But for criminals, it's an opportunity. All those empty offices and unattended computers are gifts just waiting to be unwrapped. While you're relaxing in front of the TV watching endless repeats of Only Fools & Horses, criminals could be causing chaos for you at work, having themselves quite the merry little Christmas.Read More »
Investing in your IT solutions has many benefits – not least the fact it makes you look good. So how does old tech reflect on you?
If the popularity and potential value of retro computers is anything to go by, old technology isn’t without its fans. But that appeal doesn’t usually carry into professional world. In a business environment, old technology doesn’t only slow you down and make you vulnerable; it also makes you look bad.Read More »
As well as enhancing its own products, Microsoft’s commitment to artificial intelligence is making the world better too.
Just last year, Microsoft’s AI work made less than favourable headlines, when its Twitter bot, Tay, was subverted by a less-than-helpful public.Read More »
Data theft is a potential consequence of any security breach. What would it mean for your business if it happened to you?
If cyber criminals gained access to your business computers, what kind of information could they potentially steal? Would you be able to recover from any level of data theft, or would the loss of sensitive information sound the death knell for your business?Read More »
Why deal with a faceless corporation when you can work with real people?
At Technology Means Business, we’re proud of the fact we deliver local IT support to small- and medium-sized companies all over the South East and London. Because we have offices located in Hampshire, Essex, Kent and London, we’re never too far away from our customers, and that means they’re not left waiting for us when they need assistance.Read More »
As the future of the internet is decided in America, we look at what it could mean for businesses on this side of the pond
The USA is set to remove one of the founding principles of the internet – potentially creating a two-tier system that favours big companies. But what is the relationship between UK businesses and net neutrality, and is there anything to be worried about?Read More »
Up and down the country, businesses use pirated software, but many are unaware of the risks. We look at what can go wrong if you decide to follow this path.
Long before the internet ever came along, people have made unauthorised copies of objects and media. But as old as this practice is, the digital age has made it easier and faster to duplicate things than ever before. Millions of films, TV shows and songs get illegally shared every day – and the popularity of legal alternatives has done little to reverse the tide. Bearing this in mind, it’s probably no surprise that pirated software is widely shared too.Read More »
A stark reminder to us all about password security
More than 1.4 billion stolen passwords and other credentials have been found in a plain text file, which was posted in a dark web forum. Security threat intelligence company 4iQ discovered the 41GB file on 5th December, and after a few days of sifting through the data, it reported on its findings so far.Read More »
New technology matters to small and medium businesses just as much as it does to massive corporations. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we’ve identified some major tech coming your way.
How do you choose the right technology for small businesses? For SMEs, the latest, greatest technology can be an expense that’s hard to justify. Indeed, get your security right and install a solid IT backbone, and you don’t necessarily need flash gadgets to help your business.Read More »
It's not just big corporations and public bodies that get attacked by cyber criminals. Download TMB's free SME cyber security guide to find out more.
More and more small businesses have growing IT departments, and that means cyber security is becoming increasingly important. Cyber crime is also getting easier to perpetrate, so the bad guys don't even need to be tech experts to catch people out.Read More »
Scam email is costing businesses millions of pounds every year, and everyone is a potential target. But there are ways to shield yourself from it and keep your business safe.
Although most of us accept spam email as an inevitable part of modern life, the scams that are often perpetrated through them can be extremely costly to the victims. But it’s not just individuals who need to be on the lookout for scam email: businesses are also a target – and, as you might imagine, a potentially lucrative one for scammers. In fact, last year, among the 2.9 million UK businesses that found themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals (at a total cost of £29.1 billion), phishing emails were by far the most prevalent.Read More »
Would you give up your passwords for free chocolate? Many people would, the media tells us - repeatedly. Why, though, does this story keep popping up?
Passwords are important. But not as important, it would seem, as chocolate. Since 2004, the idea that people will exchange their passwords for chocolate has made headlines several times. Numerous publications have indicated that the offer of free confectionery is all it takes to make folk forget basic security measures.Read More »
Everyone knows that password sharing is bad practice, right? Apparently not, if Tory MP Nadine Dorries is anything to go by.
As the controversy surrounding MP Damian Green’s allegedly naughty browser history rages on, one colleague came to his defence this week – failing in spectacular fashion and opening a massive can of worms around password sharing.Read More »
Designed to meet all the software needs of any business, Microsoft 365 Business is a comprehensive solution. But what do you get for your money?
Running a small business is difficult at the best of times, and with the economy struggling and Brexit looming, it’s even harder. But not everything has to be a struggle – and Microsoft 365 Business, an all-in-one software solution for SMEs – is proof of that.Read More »
Making backups of important files is vital for businesses of any size. And to be really safe, you shouldn't do it in just one way but three.
Like kale and star jumps, creating backups is one of those things that’s good for you, but not much fun. Indeed, just like those things, they might even seem unpleasant – in the short term at least.Read More »