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software patching

Things everyone should know about patch management

Introduction When it comes to patch management, at first what happens in your mind? Almost 80% says it’s the update button of particular software that we see at least once a month. Well, we’re not being shirty with you, but it’s the truth. It’s not enough. Almost everyone who doesn’t know much about patch management …

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Bad News: Data Breaches Are Only Going to Get Worse

Worried about giving out personal information to different companies? You probably should be. Why? Because even high profile companies with the money and means to put top-notch IT security in place have been penetrated by hackers, who have stolen the data of consumers (even when consumers did not give these companies their personal data willingly). …

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What are the Most Insidious IT Risks We All Face?

In modern business, technology is moving at an incredibly fast rate. As fast as we are innovating new technology, thieves are moving just as quickly. Every company is vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online hacking. As a business you need to know what the most insidious threats are, so you can protect yourself and your company …

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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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5 Tricks to Improve Your Cyber Security

There has been a proliferation of cyber attacks and security breaches over the past few years. The recent hacks on Yahoo email accounts and data loss at Equifax brought up a renewed focus on data security, especially for businesses that retain a lot of customer information. In many cases, cybercriminals succeed because businesses aren’t protecting …

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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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