Jonathan Brown

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Can Help Desk Outsourcing Work for Your Business?

When asked how much time a company’s internal IT staff, or those IT falls on if there is no IT staff, spend dealing with user issues, managing the ticket queue, and performing tasks that steal time from high impact projects to build your business, the answer is usually “too much.” But while that response may …

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World Backup day 2018

Prepare for World Backup Day. Saturday 31st March 2018.

Did you know that 25% to 45% of businesses never reopen after a disaster? Or that out of the businesses that do re-open, almost 70% of them go out of business within the year, whilst only 6% survive long-term? Some of the backup statistics over the last few years are staggering, which prove that without …

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Security

Meltdown & Spectre – you are affected!

There have recently been two discovered vulnerabilities, currently going by the names Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities affect most modern processors (including Intel, AMD and ARM), and allows an unauthorized process access to privileged system memory.  These vulnerabilities are at the processor microcode level and affect the majority of Operating Systems including Apple, Windows and …

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Do you know the main types of Malware and Attack Vector?

There are a number of different ways a criminal hacker can implement a cyber attack, and they all depend on what the criminal hacker is trying to gain. Some criminal hackers want data, whereas others want a ransom fee to be paid. This is a list of the most common types of cyber attack are …

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Laptop security on the go

3 Ways to Increase Laptop Security While On-The-Go

Physical Security There are ways to lock your laptop down from outside of the machine. First, be sure that your laptop bag is always on your person, or that you use a padlock to keep the zipper securely closed. Most work benches at the airport have legs that you can easily secure the carry strap …

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Stay Secure on Line

5 Ways to Stay Secure Online

Hook up to a network that you know. Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of. Bank and shop with …

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Security

How is your password?

Having a strong password is one of the most effective ways to increase your online security and protect your data. It can also be straightforward, so you’d expect it to be something that almost everyone does. It doesn’t seem that this is the case … it is more convenient to use weak and easily remembered passwords. Just …

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8 Tips to Protect Your Online Identity

The Internet has long been a great tool for business, but you can’t take advantage of it without putting your sensitive data at risk of threats, like hackers and malware. Granted, when it comes to cybersecurity, even the most cautious business will have a lot on their plate. Here are 8 of the most important …

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Screen shot of WannaCrypt screen

WannaCrypt Ransomware

In the last few days there has been a lot in the news about the WannaCrypt Ransomware outbreak.  Because of the impact this has had Microsoft has released patches for this vulnerability that cover their older operating systems that are normally no longer getting security updates. To make sure that you have this vulnerability patched …

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