Articles relating to cybersecurity

It’s not me. It’s you.

By |2022-05-20T06:34:18+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: it service provider|Tags: , |

When I work with a client for the first time, I frequently encounter a fractious relationship between the client and their IT MSP (managed service provider). There are numerous symptoms to the issue. But, at its core, it usually comes down to a lack of trust between the client and the IT MSP. And it's not always the IT MSP's fault.

Cyber Essentials

By |2021-03-04T07:41:57+00:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , , , |

If you have followed my guide to cybersecurity basics for small businesses, you will have basic measures in place to defend against the most likely attacks. You then consider the next step in the cybersecurity ladder. Cyber Essentials may be that step. It is a set of requirements (split across five themes) that will help any business identify the appropriate technical security measures that should be put in place to protect against common cyber attacks.

Cyber 321: 25th February 2021

By |2021-02-27T18:24:33+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: cybersecurity|Tags: , |

Cyber 3-2-1: Plain English cybersecurity advice in 3 articles, 2 statistics and 1 action, including my guide to the basis of cybersecurity, insight into why small businesses are attacked, and stats on cyber insurance coverage. This week's action: Make sure your valuable data is protected by more than 8 characters.

You’ve locked the Windows. But the door is still open.

By |2021-02-27T18:26:44+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: data security, it service provider, Q&A|Tags: , , |

It's risky for an organisation to rely on technology that is designed for home use. Laptops purchased in retail outlets are just one simple example of this risk. On the outside, they look the same as enterprise-grade laptops. But there can be important components missing on the inside.

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