All businesses should exercise best practice when it comes to passwords, but what does that mean? This selection of password tips is the ideal place to start.
Everyone knows that passwords are important. Whether you’re logging into a smartphone, an email account or your online banking, often the only thing that stands between you and complete access is the passwords you use. But that same access will be granted to anyone else who can work out your passwords. If your account information falls into the hands of criminals, you could find yourself either inconvenienced or out of pocket. Yet, in spite of the dangers, many of us still aren’t following best practice when it comes to our passwords. And in some cases, we think we are, but we’re basing our decisions on out-of-date advice.Read More »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 »
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 »
IBM has launched a free service that aims to protect people from online security threats. Called Quad9, this new service could be a major benefit for both individuals and businesses. Here's why...
Proving that the best things in life really are free, IBM, along with two partner organisations, has gifted the world a new security service – Quad9.Read More »
Is it time to augment your business reality?
In May 2018, we asked ‘Is the Microsoft HoloLens Worth It For SMEs?’ Now, as of yesterday, it’s time to ask whether the HoloLens 2 has worthwhile uses in a business setting or whether it’s merely a solution looking for a problem.Read More »
If this makes tax too taxing, tough.
The government’s Making Tax Digital plans are to go ahead, despite calls from opposition MPs to delay its rollout. Speaking in Parliament, Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, made a clear declaration about the importance of this legislation:Read More »
The meme ban and link tax are back on the table again.
Controversial new copyright laws proposed by the EU edged closer to reality this week, having been thus far delayed by disagreements between various stakeholders. Up until now, France and Germany had been at an impasse in regarding some of the conditions of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (the EU Copyright Directive to its friends), but a compromise between the two nations has now been reached, opening the way for the next stage of negotiations. And right at the heart of the discussions will be Article 11 and Article 13 – sections of the proposed legislation that have elicited uproar from major web companies and web creatives alike.Read More »
Control who can and can't access valuable data.
Does your business operate some kind of device management policy? If not, you could be leaving yourself open to unnecessary risk from various threats, including malware breaches and rogue employees.Read More »
The cost of recovering from a breach could be much higher than you think.
All over the world, more and more money is being spent on cyber security, for a number of different reasons. New regulations, like GDPR, have made it a priority for businesses, there’s more awareness of the dangers of cyber crime, and the time and effort needed to keep up with criminals is naturally pushing up costs as well.Read More »