How B2C SMEs can get the best from Black Friday marketing

2020-07-02T16:59:25+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , , |

How B2C SMEs can get the best from Black Friday marketing Black Friday may have started as a U.S. tradition, but by this point, in time it’s firmly established here in the UK, which means that B2C SMEs need to take it seriously. With that in mind, here are some tips as to [...]

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data

2020-06-30T16:29:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Marketing vs GDPR: What You Need to Know about Using Data Decisions have always been driven by data, it’s just that right now the world generates unprecedented amounts of data and we have access to a host of (relatively) new tools to slice, dice, quantify and analyse it. At the same time, however, [...]

Password managers – do the benefits outweigh the risks?

2020-06-29T13:09:52+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Password managers - do the benefits outweigh the risks? One of the ironies of our modern, digital lifestyle is that we are continually being urged to use a strong and unique password for every account we have, while also continually being offered the option to have this password saved for us so that we [...]

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks

2020-06-22T12:12:27+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks The Malwarebytes’ Q1 2019 Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report contains some eye-watering statistics, including the fact Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 saw business ransomware detections increase by no less than 195% and, taken over the course of the year, the increase was [...]

What you need to know about device drivers and IT security

2020-06-22T12:09:47+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

What you need to know about device drivers and IT security The 2017 WannaCry attack provided a case study in the importance of keeping operating systems updated and many companies (large and small) found themselves hastily updating their updates policy in the light of this event. While it is, clearly, necessary to keep operating [...]

Universities shown to be excellent places to go phishing

2020-06-22T11:48:06+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Universities shown to be excellent places to go phishing The UK is famous for the quality of its universities, which attract undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from around the world. It would appear, however, that when it comes to IT security, some of the staff at these institutions may not be as well-informed as you [...]

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails?

2020-06-26T07:53:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails? End users (in this case employees) and IT departments often see corporate email as being one of their major professional challenges, albeit for very different reasons. To end-users, the volume of email processed each and every day is often a time sink that can gobble away at their productivity, whereas to IT [...]

Facebook’s use of phone numbers rings alarm bells

2020-01-14T09:16:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook's use of phone numbers rings alarm bells As companies increasingly try to persuade their customers to use two-factor authentication for added security when they log into their accounts, some people are anxious about providing their phone number in case it is misused or divulged to the wrong people. Facebook, when it launched [...]

Google+ has a data breach that could lead to its downfall

2020-01-02T15:52:53+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services|Tags: , , , , |

Google+ has a data breach that could lead to its downfall Contrary to popular belief, not everything Google touches turns to gold, Google+, for example, has long struggled – outside of a very niche audience – and it’s an open question as to why Google has kept the service alive for so long, [...]

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