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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Crisis: Your office is on fire

Crisis: Your office is on fire
This is something none of us wants to experience. But it does happen. There's a small fire in your office. No-one is hurt and everyone is safe. But the damage to your workplace is unbelievable. The flames. The heat. The smoke. And of course, the huge amounts of water used to put out the fire. Here's a good question – if there had been a fire in 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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Repair or replace?

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7 signs that you need a new computer It's always tempting to hold back on purchasing new IT equipment. Yet it can sometimes cost you more if you hang onto equipment for too long. Did you know that if a device is more than 3 years old it's actually cheaper to buy a new one? A 5 year old PC could cost twice as much to run as a new one A 4 year old PC...
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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 2021 productivity super guide

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Ready to make this a wildly successful year for your business? To shake off the memories of 2020, and focus on increasing sales and profitability? Excellent. A great place to start is helping you and your team to get more done in less time. We've pulled together a productivity super guide, looking at setting goals, collaboration, and communication....
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Free Microsoft 365 Tutorials @ Cache4 IT Solutions

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Learn by doing - Try it with templatesGreat free resources created by Microsoft - You can find the original content at Microsoft Office support here. I learn best by visual aids and by doing. The training templates below are a great way to learn on the job. Microsoft Word Welcome to Word Edit, Share and print. Learn by doing. Download you...
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Microsoft Teams is perfect for video calls

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Have you been using Zoom for your video calls? Microsoft Teams is a better business solution, and keeps all your activity with your staff in one place. Here's our round-up of the latest video call features added to Teams. 
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How to keep your business’s data safe while your team are using their own devices

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 With the current situation, it's critical right now that your staff use their own devices for work. This has a name – BYOD – meaning Bring Your Own Device. But there are LOTS of things to consider, to keep your company data safe on their devices. So we've written a brand new guide about it It's been written for humans not geeks. And it's an e...
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How to make your team’s video calls easier and less stressful

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Another useful work from home guide from Cache4 IT Solutions Video calling and conferencing has exploded since most of us had to start working from home. And we're getting so many questions about it every day. Such as: Which platform should I use?I read that Zoom and Houseparty aren't safe… are they?How can I make video calls and conferences less s...
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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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The more you prepare now for the end of lockdown, the easier it will be

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So lockdown is still in force right now. But have you started planning yet, for when your staff can return to the workplace? It's going to happen at some point. And the more you plan and act now, the easier it will be. There are three areas to consider:   1. Your people, especially if you end up with a mix of some at the workplace, and others ...
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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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Make Work From Home (and the office) easier with Microsoft Teams

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After the drama of lockdown subsided, we've shifted into a new way of working. A hybrid way. Some people work from home. Some are in the office. Anyone needs to be able to work from anywhere at any time. And that can play havoc with getting things done. Communication becomes a chore and interferes with projects. But not if you use Microsoft Teams. ...
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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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When did you last upgrade your business phone system?

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When was the last time you upgraded your business phone system? If it's been 5 years or more, then you're overdue an upgrade. You probably update your laptop and mobile phone every few years. Business phones are no different. Watch our new video to see the benefits from installing a 2020 VoIP system for your business. 
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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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Are you set up for working anywhere, on any device, at any time?

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 Didn't 2020 just throw a massive curveball at us. After the urgent rush to work from home in March, many businesses now have some staff still at home, with others in the office. And it's looking like (cliché alert) this will be the "new normal". Seeing as we don't know what the next few years have in store us, this is a great time to make sur...
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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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