The return of ransomware attacks is causing havoc for companies small and large. With the UK seeing a rise in the amount of cyber security related incidents, from the WannaCry attack in May 2017 to the Petya invasion last month, there is now a dire need for small businesses to ensure they have the right IT support and security basics in place. To have the best protection you need to be equipped with more than just anti-virus solutions, here’s what the experts suggest to stay safe.
Phishwise is a brand new interactive phishing simulation solution for businesses. The online training system has been created to help companies strengthen their defences against today's advanced cyber attacks such as spear-phishing, ransomware, and business email compromise. With 90 percent of network security breaches attributed to phishing threats, Phishwise teaches employees to understand what email fraud looks like, how to respond, and keep business data protected. Read the full story now...
Managing the mobile workforce is an ever-evolving challenge for businesses and IT. Key factors driving the growth of businesses using mobiles are Bring Your Own Device programs, along with the rise in mobile apps, mobile workforces, cyber security issues, and compliance and regulatory requirements. With a growing number of SMEs struggling to keep things under control, effective management of your company's mobile devices will ensure you stay productive, safe, and can continue to grow.
Email is one of, if not the, most valuable assets a business owns, and it’s growing at an exponential rate. It’s a key tool that holds vital information, which needs to be accessible at all times. An outage can have severe consequences, particularly for SMEs. Email storage management is a challenge for businesses, but cloud technology has created an effective solution for companies looking to keep their email data safe. Here are 4 challenges that can be solved by archiving emails in the cloud
The growth of mobile and cloud-based technology has brought exponential possibilities to SMEs, but also the difficulty of security and management of multiple devices and systems. Businesses looking after this internally could suffer increased expenses, including hiring and training new workers, buying into new infrastructure, and the added responsibility for keeping systems updated and secure. Here, we explain the four main advantages of turning to a managed services provider.
It only takes one email virus to affect your whole company, damaging its data integrity and email systems, as well as costing you a huge amount in damages and lost time. For this reason, it's vital that your email security is top notch. You need to be protected from email viruses, phishing, spam, denial of service attacks, directory harvest attacks and email flooding, to name just a few! A cloud-based email security service can certainly help. But which one should you choose and why?
With small businesses being warned to get their data protection policies in place sooner rather than later to avoid hefty fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), now's the time make sure you are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force May 2018. Under the GDPR you are legally obliged to protect data using different IT processes and systems; some of which will be new and unfamiliar. Here are 10 steps you can take straight away to prepare.
If you have a small business blog, congratulations on embracing the online life! Digital marketing and web development can make a huge impact on a company’s success. But have you ever considered that fact that your blog might be the target of malicious threats and cyber attacks? And do you know what IT essentials you need to ensure you’re safe? From the images you post to the platform you use, cyber thieves can easily create problems. Despite the risks, there are steps you can take to stay safe.
If you're a small business working on a computer, chances are you've thought about what would happen if you lost your data. If you’re particularly unlucky, you might even have experienced data loss in the past. But, do you have the IT support in place to stop it turning into a disaster? Many of us don’t consider how to prevent or mitigate the risk until it’s too late. The good news is, if the worst does happen, there are several things you can try to find lost files, images, and documents.
We rely more heavily on our mobile devices to run our small businesses than ever before. In fact, as technology develops many experts believe that in the future our phones will be our main computer. Despite this, many of us are still lax about how we secure and protect our private and business data. If your mobile device security and management isn't up to scratch you could be leaving yourself, and your business, open to attack. Here are eight tricks to ensure you information stays safe.
When you first set up a website, choosing the right web host is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make. With so many types of services and packages on offer, entrepreneurs and small business owners might find themselves slightly confused and overwhelmed with making the decision of which host is right. Worry not! Here at Xenace, we’ve come up with some top tips for what you need to consider when choosing a web host provider.