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Cybersecurity – What You Need to Do

The cybersecurity landscape is always evolving. Cybercriminals continue to seek out new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and security specialists release new patches and protocols to counter or mitigate threats. Amid the constant flux, it is possible to hone in on several key factors that are contributing to the increased threat level facing SMBs.

2017 – The Year Cybercrime Became the Norm for Business

In 2017, the cybersecurity landscape changed immeasurably after several high-profile attacks caused major disruption around the world. High profile cases can have the unintended effect of making small and medium-sized businesses believe that cybercrime isn’t something that will affect an organisation of their size. The way that cybercrime is reported in the media can incorrectly give the impression that it is only large organisations and government institutions that are targeted.

GDPR and data security on e-commerce sites

Facilitating sales online is hugely beneficial for wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers. However, doing so requires high levels of data security, and many of these firms have less experience in e-commerce than their B2C counterparts.

Spread joy with your Christmas email messages not computer viruses

With the Christmas season upon us again, protect your business. Do not click on Christmas messages and links and attachments received by email unless you are totally sure of their source. You may inadvertently download a virus onto your business system. As an extra precaution do not forward or share any received Christmas emails received to your work email address without checking its source. If your organisation does not have an email policy to cover this type of issue, perhaps it’s time to implement one!

GDPR Compliance – Navigating a Steep Learning Curve

Ensuring your business remains inline with the GDPR compliance will likely require you to implement more measures to protect and secure your data than most organisations are taking at present. Companies must re-think how they engage with customers; information regarding what you will do with an individual’s data must now be made entirely transparent. Regulators […]

What to Expect from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

It’s set to be a turbulent year for data protection and security in the UK, and one that will affect the way you manage data within your organisation. One of the biggest factors to change is the arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Coming into force in May 2018. The GDPR aims to […]

Computer Security Day 30 November

Local businesses need to protect themselves from Cyber Attack Andy Hughes, IT specialist and Technical Director of Synergy Technology whose head office is based in Nateby near Garstang, offers key advice for SMEs to help protect your business from being affected by computer viruses and Cyber Attacks. “With an 144% increase* in successful Cyber Attacks […]

10 Steps to Cyber Security for your Business

THE 10 CYBER SECURITY STEPS guidance is for businesses looking to protect themselves in cyberspace. Originally published by the Government in 2012 and now used by around two thirds of the FTSE350, the guidance remains the same and is reproduced below. Central to any organisation’s overall strategy to manage and control the threat of cyber-attacks is the […]

Software Piracy – avoid the risks: use an accredited partner

When making purchasing decisions about business software it may be tempting to simply go with a cheap provider or buy online from an unknown source. The biggest myth about pirated software is that it’s cheap and doesn’t harm anyone. The truth is, everybody pays – and the price can be high: In the UK, 24% […]