Business owners today know the internet is not only a force for good. Some people exploit the Web for ill intent. They congregate on the Dark Web, and small businesses need to understand the risks. What is the Dark Web? You and your employees spend time daily on the Web. They’re researching client...
Phishing emails are becoming all too common, with at least one email hitting my inbox every day.  It would only take a momentary lapse in concentration for any of us to click on the link, and that’s when the pain begins. Before I go too far into this blog, it’s probably worth clearing up what [...
All of the team here at geekingITsimple pride themselves on our specialism we have with cybersecurity.  We hear the phrase “we’re too small to need to worry about cybersecurity” all the time.  Sadly, Cyber Criminals are identifying and targeting small rural companies for that very reason. We...
Every day we type in our usernames and passwords, from accessing the computer at the start of the day, then logging into various systems during the day.  But how safe are the passwords you are using? A recent Cyber Security report in April was released with some chilling statistics: Less than 50% o...
There’s a lot of talk about cybersecurity and all the recent data breaches. Big headlines but you know what’s missing? Some basic advice for small business about how to keep their IT systems secure. In this post, I’m going to tell you the 3 simple steps you should implement today to create a s...
What is a virus? Viruses are nasty bits of software that are downloaded onto your computer, laptop or tablet, sometimes without you even knowing it’s happened.  Viruses come in many different variants, with varying levels of annoyance and inconvenience. Some viruses will clutter your device with ...
I’m sure you agree with me with I say that there is not a week that goes by when you don’t see an email or hear about cybersecurity and how cybercriminals have bled another victim dry of money. In this article, I’m going to outline the three most effective ways to secure your IT systems [&hell...