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 »
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 »
Humans are simply too unreliable.
There are two golden rules when it comes to passwords. Keep them strong, and don’t reuse them. It’s simple, straightforward advice, and it can make a real difference to the security of user accounts. Yet far too often people fail to follow this guidance, leaving themselves and their employers vulnerable to serious security breaches. Bearing this in mind, it’s becoming increasingly clear that businesses can no longer rely on passwords alone to keep their data safe.Read More »
Taking the threat seriously is a major part of protecting your business.
It’s become something of running joke that workplace health and safety in this country has ‘gone mad’. Yes, there have been some decidedly odd decisions made in the name of injury prevention, but for the most part it’s just a myth. There are hundreds of thousands of workplace injuries every year, and health and safety rules help to keep that number down. We have these rules for the same reasons we nominate workers to be first aiders and fire marshals. What’s odd is that we don’t do the same for cyber security.Read More »
Many informed business leaders have a general idea of what a disaster recovery plan involves. On a practical level, it means ensuring that everyone knows what to do in an emergency, whilst having the correct support in place to get systems up and running. It all sounds very 21st century. However, the key impacts of disaster recovery plans have their roots in the fabric of society. Here, we take a look below the surface.Read More »
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are increasingly common buzzwords in the corporate space. And that’s no surprise: IT is increasingly central to business operations, and the sudden loss of functionality can cause a dizzying kaleidoscope of unpleasant repercussions. To keep your company safe, it helps to know which security options are on the market. Here’s what you need to know.Read More »
When you’ve finally earned your escape to the beach, the last thing that should be on your mind is the threat that everything will fall apart in your absence. Taking a few simple precautions can make the difference between an uninterrupted break and an urgent flight home. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your business secure during the summer shutdownRead More »
Storing your data online doesn’t mean it’s safe.
One month ago, an employee of MOSSS, a San Francisco startup, managed to accidentally delete the company’s entire G Suite account. A few weeks later, MOSSS was taking Google to court, with the intention of forcing it to restore all the lost data.
How valid MOSSS’s claim is remains to be seen, but it has lost years of vital business data and irreplaceable work files. Google, it says, failed to respond in a timely manner, before eventually saying the data was unrecoverable – hence the lawsuit.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 »