Metldown & Spectre is this 2018's biggest security flaw?

As you may be aware of recent news articles and press coverage two significant flaws called Meltdown and Spectre, which affect Intel and ARM-based computer processors. What is Meltdown? Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) allows a malicious a program to access RAM on a system; this means confidential information stored in a computer memory chip could be obtained…

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What is the GDPR & How does it affect Small to Medium Businesses?

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a regulatory legislative framework that was passed into law by the Parliament of the European Union on the 14th of April 2016. It has already repealed and replaced the (now outdated) legal framework for digital organisations Directive 95/46/EC (1998). This directive previously set regulatory standards…

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What is Ransomware?

Introduction to the Ransomware Problem On May 12th 2017, Europe, along with much of the world was struck by a massive cyber attack. It called itself ‘WannaCry’, and did huge amounts of damage. WannaCry was a piece of ‘ransomware’ – a word we are getting more and more used to hearing through the media. WannaCry…

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Unbelievably True Tech Support Stories

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We all know the joke about tech support sitting in an office all day telling people to ‘turn it off then turn it back on again’ right? Whereas that may portray a humorous image in our minds, the facts of reality are often even more funny as we take a look at some of the…

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How To Avoid Ransomware Attacks – Quick Wins

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Following recent Ransomware attacks, giving yourself and your organisation a head start in protecting yourself from these attacks has never been more important. A Ransomware attack is nasty and for those not quite au fait with what happens, it is when an external agency hijacks a device and the data within and will not release…

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Migrating to the Cloud is Fascinating! And Here’s Why

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Whether we like it or not Cloud Services are everywhere, even when we look in the sky we are firmly reminded that even a nimbus pails into insignificance when compared to the Cloud Computing sector multi-billion dollar value. In fact, experts predict that by 2020, Cloud computing will have surpassed the $270 billion mark proving…

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Office 365 is Evolving! Are You?

Migrating to the cloud is no new thing but there are however a number of factors to consider when adopting the Cloud particularly Office 365. Office 365 has many perks as it acts as an umbrella of Microsoft’s hosted services and includes Office Suite Application, One Note and Skype for business. But Why Go to…

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The Crippling Costs of Downtime to Your Business

Unfortunately, it happens, servers go down and businesses suffer at the expense. Did you know that in a 2016 report by IHS, Outages cost large scale North American companies upwards of $700 Billion in 2015? (Source). That is a catastrophic amount of lost income in just one continent, and the impact on the productivity of…

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The Cloud, Is it Really all that?

The Cloud is a topic that can often breed a few yawns from those not in the know, that is probably because it is seen as a Tech buzz-word, a word that is bandied about by IT professionals to bamboozle those of us less tech minded. However, that is perhaps a little harsh as the…

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Debunking the Myth that Security Affects Cloud User Experience

Stereotypes have forever been rife in the way mass population perceives a particular segment, this has never been more so than in Cloud security Services where the term is often referred to as a buzz word with security concerns over moving to the Cloud playing a key role in the unwanted perception. High profile data…

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