Why it’s important to update your system regularly

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Getting an alert to update operating systems and computer software always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Maybe you’ve got to send that quick email first or write up that report? More often than not, you’ll probably put off downloading the latest updates for your computer until the next day, week, or even month. It may seem tempting … Read More

5 Cyber Incident Response Scenarios to Test on Your Team

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Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated, with hackers always finding new ways to break into systems and steal or tamper with data. This is bad news for those who are working hard to protect their sensitive data and stay GDPR compliant. As a result, cybersecurity has never been more important, and it pays to prepare your team for the possibility of … Read More

What’s the difference between being hacked and spoofed?

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email spoofing

What do I need to know about email spoofing? Fake emails being sent from your account is very annoying – especially when you don’t know how it’s happened. This is known as email spoofing, where emails are sent using a forged ‘From’ to send spoof emails, access is not required to the individual’s email account. What are the symptoms? You … Read More

Holding Ourselves Accountable When Working Remotely

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Accountable employees determine their position by themselves rather than being told what it is/should be. Accountability is coupled with responsibility, given that there’s no finger pointing at others. Because of all this, accountable employees are highly valued by businesses of all sizes. How to be more accountable Optimally, a workplace where all employees are accountable is a collective sharing in … Read More

Wash Your Hands of Poor (Cyber) Hygiene Practices

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In just six short months, COVID-19 has transformed the way the world works and has presented unfathomable challenges, leaving many businesses suffering in its wake. However, it’s paramount that we continue to be resilient and tackle these challenges head-on, no matter how difficult or impossible they may seem. While COVID-19 has forced us to be more conscious of our hygiene … Read More