So you’ve tapped a bad link on your phone

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We've all done it – tapped a link, realised it's not what we thought it was, and then wondered what damage it might cause to our phone. First of all, don't panic. But then, take action. There are two things you need to be aware of now. And our new video tells you what they are. 
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The biggest security threat to your business is on your payroll

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Revealed: The real cost of insider attacks – and your strategy to prevent them The chance of your business's data being breached by an inside attack is high. Most inside attacks are accidental. A well-meaning employee clicks on a bad link by mistake. But there are some attacks caused by malicious attackers, deliberately looking to do damage, or mak...
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These are the threats to worry about

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An easy to read guide to the 9 most terrifying types of malware All businesses are being targeted by malware, all the time. And it's estimated there are now one billion pieces of it out there. What is malware? It's malicious software that's been designed to do damage to your IT systems, or steal your data. Malware terrifies most IT professionals. A...
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Behind The Hack Part Two - The Fake Login

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We asked a certified hacker to break into a computer​ - ​Watch what happens next You get to see the hack from both sides. As the ethical hacker and how it unfolds on the victims computer. In todays digital age the biggest risk to your business is a cyber criminal breaking into your IT systems. They want to steal your data, hold you...
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Behind The Hack Part One - The Ransomware Attack

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We asked a certified hacker to break into a computer​ - ​Watch what happens next You get to see the hack from both sides. As the ethical hacker and how it unfolds on the victims computer. In todays digital age the biggest risk to your business is a cyber criminal breaking into your IT systems. They want to steal your data, hold you...
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How to spot a ransomware attack before proper damage is done

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One of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business is a ransomware attack. This is where hackers take control of your network and encrypt all your data, making it unusable. They won't undo the damage unless you pay a big fee – a ransom fee. The reason they can do so much damage is they secretly break in to your system a long time be...
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Cyber-crime: Your business’s 5 step plan to prepare and protect

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Two years ago, two thirds of all organisations reported some type of incident relating to cyber-crime. That's bound to be higher now because of the fraud opportunities created by the rush to Work From Home. In fact, overall the world economy loses more than $1 trillion to cyber-crime every year. It's a figure that's increased by more than 50% since...
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The top 5 questions you could ask us, that we’d love to say ‘YES’ to

The top 5 questions you could ask us, that we’d love to say ‘YES’ to
The pandemic made hundreds of businesses round here question the quality of the IT support they were receiving. We've been very busy recently talking to businesses, and onboarding new clients as their IT partner. There are five questions in particular that you could ask us, and we'd be delighted to answer with a very positive YES! So we've put them...
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Your urgent Coronavirus advisory

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How to avoid current online and phone scams  We're helping every person and business in Carlisle to stay safe, by issuing this urgent advisory. Hackers have become very creative in the last few weeks, leveraging the Coronavirus to target people. We've seen a massive surge in attacks. So we've compiled a list of some of the most recent scams dr...
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5 difficult questions to ask your IT support company

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Sometimes in life we have to ask awkward questions. How much did that cost? Do you really need a second piece of cake? What's that smell? But you don't usually expect to feel awkward asking questions of an IT support company. Well, you should. A few tricky questions could help you to decide if they're really the people you want to protect your busi...
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It’s the fastest growing crime on the planet… but what does ransomware mean to you?

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Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying. Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And instead of the screen you normally see, the screen has gone totally red. There's a message telling you your business's data has been locked. And the only way to get it back is to pay thousands in Bitcoin. This is not a rare event. It happens to busin...
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Take our 60 minute security challenge

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We're the local data security experts. And one of the things our team prides itself on, is quickly finding ways that hackers could damage your business. In fact, if you give us just 60 minutes, we're confident we'd find something wrong with your IT setup that places your data security at risk. Watch our new video to find out more – then contact us ...
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4 signs you’re under attack from ransomware

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 A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business. This is the computer attack where a hacker locks you out of your systems and data. And you must pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, to get access again. What most people don't realise is that hackers access your system weeks before they launch the attac...
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The biggest business crime in the UK

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Criminals are targeting YOUR business right now. In fact, they're targeting all businesses, all the time. And they can do so from the comfort of their homes. That's what makes cyber-crime the biggest business crime in the UK. In our new video, you won't believe just how many cyber-crimes were committed last year.
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The 3 scams you need to know about NOW

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There are lots of cyber security scams that are targeted at businesses like yours, every single day. Here are the top 3 we believe everyone on your team should be aware of. 
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