Network management is the art and science of keeping a complex internal network safe, secure, and streamlined. SME network managers typically monitor and control day-to-day traffic, frontend and backend web presence, metric analysis, and guard against any intrusions and hacks. They are also responsible for testing, routine maintenance, system development, data protection, and disaster recovery.Read More »
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 And in some cases, we think we are, but we’re basing our decisions on out-of-date advice.Read More »
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 »
The Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects for society beyond the obvious health implications and the efforts to control the spread of the virus. One major effect that was reported early on was the surge in cybercrime and, with large numbers of businesses continuing to operate from home or remote locations, the potential for long-lasting damage is high.Read More »
Remote working offers businesses many benefits, and it looks likely that some companies may continue to provide homeworking once the current restrictions have been eased and people begin to head back to the office.
However, the suddenness of lockdown seems to have caught some organisations off-guard, meaning employees were thrust into remote working without a comprehensive assessment of cybersecurity.Read More »
Working from home is great, but doing it securely is even better.
Being receptive to the idea of remote working is one thing; having the resources and technology to do it is quite another. And then there’s security. How do you open up your IT solutions to your workforce when they’re not in the office, without opening them up to the whole world? In other words, how do you successfully pull off both remote working and cyber security at the same time.Read More »
You'll often hear the phrase "cybersecurity" come up when people are discussing IT, and especially in the context of business. You've probably gathered that it's an important subject – but why, exactly? Why is maintaining good cybersecurity so crucial, and what are the key points that SMEs should know about? Here's a run-down of the key points.Read More »
Good causes means nothing to hackers
They may raise money for good causes, such as homeless people, the environment and endangered animals, but to criminals, charities are just another source of money to steal from. And with so much of their operations being carried out digitally, cybersecurity for charities is every bit as important as it is for businesses.Read More »
In this age of information, cyber breaches in businesses are as impactful, if not worse, than physical break-ins. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, over 40% of businesses in the UK have been compromised at one point in their lifetime. Organisations should, therefore, prioritise measures that shield them against such attacks.Read More »
Unauthorised access to business information can be disastrous, with effects ranging from loss or corruption of sensitive data to the exposure of customer data to people with malicious intent. Hackers are always coming up with new techniques to breach individual and organisational security. However, most cyberattacks are opportunistic and unsophisticated, using basic techniques to exploit glaring vulnerabilities. A strong password is enough to stop many would-be cyberattacks and garden variety hackers in their tracks.