How to safely use your business email

Email is the most popular form of communication worldwide. It’s widely available, easy to use and free, meaning almost everyone around the whole world has access to one.   The number of email users worldwide continues to increase and despite the emergence of alternative communication channels, such as chat apps, remains integral to daily lives. In […]

What is Phishing? How to recognize Phishing Emails

You’ve likely heard the term Phishing. This was already one of the most popular types of cyber attacks. Which has only increased since the Covid pandemic.  So far in 2022, more than 3.4 billion phishing Emails are sent out daily. Almost half of the emails that were sent out in 2021 were phishing emails. A […]

What is a 4G Backup and Why it’s Important 

A 4G Backup can help your business avoid downtimes when your main connection fails. You might wonder why it’s so important. According to Merchant Machine just 1 hour without the internet would cost the UK economy £68 million.  Have you ever taken the time to calculate how much it costs your business each year when […]

8 Benefits of using Managed IT Services

What are managed IT services? Managed IT services are any technical operations you outsource to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs provide various solutions, including Connectivity, Hosting, Phone Systems or Security. They are responsible for managing, maintaining those services and providing support. Benefits of using Managed IT Services: ExpertiseFor most Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

SSL/TLS Certificates being revoked by Let’s Encrypt

A non-profit organisation named Let’s Encrypt has recently stated its plans to revoke a number of improperly issued SSL/TLS certificates. Let’s encrypt helps people obtain SSL and TLS certificates for the their websites. SSL/TLS: What is it and why you should use it? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol. The purpose of SSL […]

Donating your Devices: 2 Steps to do it responsibly

Planning to donate some of your devices this Christmas? Many charities encourage people to donate older laptops, tablets or other devices. This is a great way to get devices in the hands of those unable to get hold of one. Though, you should ensure your data is erased before donating your devices. Make sure devices […]

Why you should invest in good Web Hosting

Did you know most people will first search up your business online before deciding to buy from you or use your services? This means your website is quite literally your first impression. A bad website will drive away heaps of potential customers. Recent events have shown how important it is for businesses to adapt and […]

Passwordless feature for your Microsoft Account

You probably own hundreds of accounts with a different password for each one of them ( hopefully you don’t reuse your passwords ). Passwords are the main target for attacks – no surprise there, as they’re used to gain access to almost every aspect of our lives at this point. Cybersecurity experts expect you to […]

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) advises to use three-word passwords.

Instead of creating passwords that contain a string of random characters, NCSC suggests you use three random but memorable words. Passwords created using three random words are longer and difficult to predict by hacking algorithms. They are also easier to remember. More complex passwords can be guessed by specialist software. This is because cybercriminals can […]

Caught out by a phishing email

Sigh.. we’re always trying to reinforce internet safety to our customers, but I’m not too proud to admit that this weekend I got caught out with a phishing email. I have an ebay seller’s account, and received an email from ebay, relating to an item I had for sale. The sender (ebay) was genuine. What […]