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How to spot a phishing email

If your inbox is anything like mine then you will be receiving multiple phishing  emails a day, especially if you do not have a spam filter in place.  So how easy is it to spot a phishing email?  We’ve put together some ...

Your systems are only as secure as your least tech savvy employee

You may be in a great position within your company where you think you have robust security systems that block malicious websites and emails, but no system is ever 100% effective.  They cannot be by their very nature, as...

Do you really know how secure your systems are?

Hacks are so much more subtle now than a few years ago, so could you confidently say that you would know if your business systems had been hacked?  Hacks can come in many forms, from malicious emails pretending to be fro...

Everyone’s passwords are for sale on the dark web

Thousands of businesses across the southwest have had their passwords stolen – and they’re all up for sale on the dark web. And now local businesses need to take greater steps to protect themselves, and stop hackers from...

Will the Death of Internet Explorer cripple specialist apps in your businesses?

Microsoft’s recently announced that Internet Explorer will start to die next month – and that will cause a unique problem for a small number of businesses.  The 25-year-old web browser will no longer be supported from No...

How secure are your homeworkers?

Whilst some of us long to return to the office it looks as if the “new normal” is going to include a large amount of home working, so is your business prepared for a long period of hybrid (home and office) working? Your ...

I don’t need protection on my mac, it can’t get a virus………

It’s quite a common misconception that people who own a Mac seem to think.  Sadly, it is far from the truth.  Some experts would say that it’s only really been over the past few years that Macs have developed security vu...

Kickstart Grant Update

Over the past couple of days, the local Growth Support Hub have released some further information about the application process for the Kickstart grant.  Here is an overview of what we now know: The grant has been reduc...

Could your business access an additional £5000 of grant funding?

A couple of weeks ago Simon Clarke MP, Minister for Hosing, Communities and Local Government announced a new £20,000,000 fund for small and medium sized business to help “boost their recovery”. Small and medium sized bus...

Do you know what is running on your network?

We all know that Windows XP and Windows 7 are now a security risk to your networks, but are you 100% confident there is still not a machine lurking on your network running these unsupported operating systems? The same...