This one thing makes a big difference

This one thing makes a big difference

Have you heard of multi-factor authentication?

It’s when you’re logging into something, and you generate a code on a separate device. So proving it’s really you.

Which makes it really, really hard for someone to log in to your systems – even if they’ve somehow got hold of your password.

So far as I can see, you’re not already using multi-factor authentication across all apps. And I highly recommend that you implement it now.

It’s really simple for us to set up for you. And can be 99% effective at blocking criminals from logging in to things they really shouldn’t be logging into.

What’s not to love?

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

As a business owner, you get this from your team now and again. Sometimes it’s expected; sometimes it’s out of the blue. Frankly, it’s annoying.

One of the things you must consider when anyone leaves, is how to make sure your business’s data is fully protected.

Of course, you should take this case by case. But there will usually be some instances where you wouldn’t trust someone not to try and take some company data when they leave.

For this reason, it’s vital to have a plan of action which includes:

  • Removing their access to email
  • Disabling access to all their apps and software
  • Taking a backup of all data and archiving it
  • Only giving your people access to the files they need to use in the first place
  • Removing access to cloud-based apps on their personal devices
  • Disabling any company owned devices

We’re always here to help and give advice. Would you like us to review the plan for when someone leaves your business?

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

Take our 60 minute security challenge

Take our 60 minute security challenge

We’re the local data security experts. And one of the things our team prides itself on, is quickly finding ways that hackers could damage your business.

In fact, if you give us just 60 minutes, we’re confident we’d find something wrong with your IT setup that places your data security at risk.

Watch our new video to find out more – then contact us to start your 60 minute security challenge. You can call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

 

Sometimes it really is all gobbledegook

Sometimes it really is all gobbledegook

Have you ever considered what might happen if you or one of your people lost a laptop? If that device still had access to all your company files and someone else accessed it.

That would certainly fall under the category of a data loss, which would be a big GDPR problem. And could potentially spell big trouble for your business.

But if those files were encrypted – essentially scrambled, only being decoded for the relevant viewer – that lost laptop would be just that; lost property, not lost data.

An inconvenience. And not a crisis.

There’s really no disadvantage in adding this extra element of protection.

And it could just save your business from a disastrous data breach…

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

Don’t hit ‘Later’ again

Don’t hit ‘Later’ again

We’re all guilty of doing it.

Whether you’re in the middle of an important piece of work, or just checking Facebook, when that notification appears to let you know there’s a software update available, it’s so tempting to just click ‘Later’.

And then forget to run the update when you’ve finished what you’re doing.

Especially if you’re working in the office one day and at home the next. It’s even easier to promise yourself you’ll install the updates when you’re in less of a hurry.

But it’s so important.

At the moment, we’re all more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of how things are.

And there’s more to be aware of. Doing your updates means your devices will be:

  • Protected from the latest threats
  • Running the latest versions of your software
  • Generally in better health

Can you really face dealing with a data breach on top of everything else right now?

Nope.

Run the updates!

Or better still, get us to do them for you.

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].