5 Benefits Of Implementing The Cloud In Your Disaster Recovery Plan

In an era where businesses are reliant on the digital space, investing in high-quality cyber security can mean the difference between swimming and sinking. The cloud has a reputation for acting as the ultimate life jacket, rapidly restoring essential systems and ensuring business continuity. However, there is much more to cloud-based disaster recovery plans than enhanced data security. Here are five benefits!

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Is Someone Spying On Your Mobile Phone Calls?

Almost everything you do on your phone could be accessed by hackers.

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Why IoT Security Is Becoming An Essential Part Of Business

Online connectivity brings a whole load of problems with it.

It’s an increasingly important part of business and daily life, but the Internet of Things is set to become a massive cyber security headache for businesses if more isn’t done to protect it from hackers.

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Dormant Malware And Hidden Hackers

Can you protect your business from invisible threats?


With cyber security, it’s generally true that the less that seems to be happening, the better. Sure, you can check in the security logs to see what your defences have been up to, and you can set up alerts to inform you when an attack has been halted. But if everything is quiet, then disaster hasn’t yet struck, and that can only be a good thing – at least that’s what you might think.

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Is Cyber Insurance A Waste Of Time And Money?

It may not be all it's cracked up to be.


Insurance is meant to provide peace of mind, but if you’ve ever had to make a claim, you’ll know just how tricky it can be sometimes. Of course, it differs from insurance company to insurance company, but in many cases, they’ll look for any technicality possible to avoid paying out.

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Why Visibility Is A Vital Part Of Cyber Security

Do you know your IT solutions as well as you should?


Visibility is one of the most important aspects of cyber security. Quite simply, if you can’t see what’s what, then you can’t do anything about it. You can’t spot weaknesses in your defences, and you can’t make improvements to better protect your business.

But what exactly do we mean by visibility, and how does it affect you?

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FaceApp: A Helpful Reminder About Device Management

Russians probably aren't stealing your photos, but that doesn't mean your phone is secure.


Serious questions have been raised this week about how popular mobile application FaceApp handles user data. The panic has died down, but it still provides a good lesson about device management.

With FaceApp, users can take photos of people and quickly perform all kinds of impressive transformations, including aging them, making them look young and changing their gender. If you use Facebook, you’ve probably noticed some of your friends sharing the results.

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Big GDPR Fines For BA And Marriot: Will SMEs Be Next?

Data watchdog issues massive penalties for breaches.


Remember last year when GDPR was big news, and businesses were fretting about the potentially massive fines the ICO might be dishing out? Fun times. But the 25th May deadline came and went, and the world didn’t end. The ICO made it clear that fines would be the last resort, and everyone calmed down just enough to stop worrying about data protection all the time.

And then, this week, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced its intention to fine British Airways £183 million. A few days later, Marriot was said to be facing a fine of over £99 million.

So what’s going on? Is now the time for legitimate panic?

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Got Your Cyber Security Sorted? Great. Now Keep It That Way

Maintaining your defences is as important as setting them up to begin with.

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Security Isn’t The Only Reason To Invest In IT

Technology can make real, positive contributions to your business.


We write a lot about cyber security at TMB. It’s one of those unavoidable subjects that needs to be addressed, because it’s so important. But let's be honest: it’s not exciting. Most of the time, when it’s working, you’ll barely know it’s there, and it’s designed to protect your business, not to improve it. As much as security matters, though, there are many other reasons to invest in IT – in ways you’ll notice every day.

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