Types of Malware and How to Protect your Business

In 1971, the first worm proof of concept was created, called ‘The Creeper’. This worm was able to spread via network protocol, infecting remote computers to display the message “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can”. However, ‘The Creeper’ was not technically malware as it was not created with malicious intent. Fast forward 51 […]

What is application modernisation and why is it necessary? 

The systems that we work on are constantly evolving. As technology progresses, every application will eventually reach a point where it is unable to function as it once did. These outdated ‘legacy’ systems need to be brought into the future to be able to work properly — the process of doing so is called application […]

How businesses are making the move to a passwordless future

It’s time to retire passwords. According to IBM, compromised credentials account for 20% of all security breaches, which has led to millions of dollars of net loss for corporations worldwide. There’s no doubt that the industry is signalling that now is the time to move to a more secure solution. Swiss Cyber Institute notes that […]

What value does a unified communications solution add to your organisation?

Communication is vital to a successful organisation.  As the world moves towards a virtual future, new unified communications solutions are causing a massive shift in how companies structure themselves in the business world. It’s no secret that many businesses are already using Microsoft Teams to improve their workflows and boost productivity. BusinessOfApps reported that Microsoft […]

Common IT Challenges in the Education Sector

The education sector has seen a massive uptick in technology adoption in the past decade. 77% of educators — according to Promethean — agree that technology is crucial to engaging students in an effective manner. As schools, colleges and universities look to technology solutions to advance themselves into the digital age, it’s hardly surprising that […]

Are your Microsoft 365 mailboxes backed up?

In today’s business world, email is the backbone of communication. Complete365 reports that Microsoft Office 365 Email is the most popular 365 product among medium-sized companies, and Ontech claims emails contain 60% of business-critical data. No doubt, emails are incredibly important, so having a robust system for storing your email data in case of catastrophe […]

What is Azure Active Directory? Complete Guide for SMBs

It is essential to ensure that your data and user accounts are secure by setting up access permissions and login security. However, identity verification can be challenging, especially in the cloud era. That’s why Azure Active Directory is so popular with businesses of all sizes. This comprehensive identity as a service (IDaaS) solution modernises access […]

Why are Small Businesses Investing in Penetration Testing?

According to PwC, cybercrime tops the list of the most pressing threats to businesses. Over the last two years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in the number of cybercriminals targeting businesses – and in the crosshairs of cybercriminals are small businesses. Criminals target small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) as a combination of inadequate security infrastructure and non-existent […]

5 Common Cybersecurity Myths Your Business Should Be Aware Of

Thankfully, businesses are now more aware than ever of cyber threats and are starting to take cybersecurity very seriously. PwC found that nearly 64% of UK CEOs are concerned about how cyber threats could harm their ability to sell products and services. Indeed, taking into proper account your organisation’s cybersecurity is a vital part of […]

What is Data Loss Prevention? Why is it essential for your business?

Whilst data threats and leakages can occur in any organisation, it is small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) that are most susceptible to data loss incidents. Indeed, cybercriminals often target smaller businesses as ‘low-hanging fruit’ as a mixture of inadequate security infrastructure and insufficient staff training leads them to be particularly vulnerable to data incidents. Data leaks are […]