Is your business using the right computing equipment?
When considering IT budgets and workstation setups, it’s perhaps understandable that computer peripherals might not stir up much passionate debate. If a brand new laptop, desktop PC or smartphone are blockbuster purchases, peripherals are all too easily viewed as the bargain basement purchase from the local supermarket.Read More »
Anyone working in the financial or IT sectors beware: phishing attacks are targeting you.
According to Kaspersky Lab’s report Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018, phishing attempts appear to be well and truly here to stay, and the financial sector is particularly under fire, with over a third of phishing attempts (35.7%) in that industry. The IT sector comes second with just under 14% of phishing attacks impacting the industry.Read More »
SonicWall's CEO, Bill Conner, explains why processor vulnerabilities like Foreshadow aren't going away.
Foreshadow, the hardware-level processor flaw recently discovered in Intel chips isn’t the first of its kind – and won’t be the last. At the beginning of the year, there was widespread panic about Spectre and Meltdown, and although patches have been released to mitigate the threat, they negatively affect performance, and some older chips remain vulnerable.Read More »
IT security professionals are generally viewed as the good guys, right? You know the routine. If you have a problem, if no one else (in the office) can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… the IT security guy.Read More »
Reduce your chances of being hacked, with this simple advice
According to the government's Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, more than 40% of businesses in the UK have experienced a cyber breach, and more than 70% say cyber security is a high priority for them. Yet less than a third of them have any kind of formal cyber security policies in place. Clearly more needs to be done, and to give you a head start, we've put together 10 cyber security commandments that every business should follow. There are, of course, many more tips and pointers we could include, but hopefully this will at least help you to get started.Read More »
New research suggests they’re a security risk.
This week, a report from the BBC revealed that millions of fax machines are at risk from hackers, who only need to send a booby-trapped image to give them a way into corporate networks. From there, the criminals could easily steal data, install ransomware and cause all manner of damage. But is it time to stop using fax altogether?Read More »
Mobile devices are light and easy to use, but can they really be used for serious work?
Using a tablet for business can seem attractive for a number of reasons. Like laptops, they enable remote working and hot desking, allowing workers to stay in touch with the office when they’re out and about. They’re much more portable and lightweight than laptops, though, and often cheaper too. In many ways, they’re easier to use as well, especially as they run the same operating systems that most people already have on their smartphones.Read More »
Safety comes first, but sometimes it can also slow you down.
Recently, we had a reminder of how important cyber security measures are – even when they’re inconvenient. A customer of ours received a phishing email, which tricked a staff member into divulging their email login details. Armed with this info, the criminals that sent the email logged into the victim’s email account, from where they stole the entire contact database and other valuable data.Read More »
Almost perfect scores show why it’s right for SMEs.
SonicWall has been rated as Recommended in an independent report from security guidance specialist NSS Labs. Along with nine other next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), the firm’s NSa 2650 product proved to a be formidable opponent, beating many of its competitors in the security stakes.Read More »
Over the past few years, newspapers have regularly run stories on the impact of too much screen time for children. It’s an issue that parents all over the country are all too familiar with, coming up with policies on how to manage how long their little darlings should spend in front on the television, tablet or any one of a growing paraphernalia of electronic devices.Read More »