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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Tips from our technical team -  Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds an extra step to your basic log-in procedure for one of your online accounts. Without 2FA, you enter in your username and password, and then you're done. The password...

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The Essential Guide to Password Creation

The Essential Guide to Password Creation

Passwords are important. I can see you rolling your eyes, passwords are deadly boring and very annoying. You need a password to change your mind these days and each password is supposed to be different and unique. How is one supposed to remember them all? Just think...

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Who is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)?

Who is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)?

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a government organization that helps protect the public and private sector from cyber threats and incidents. The NCSC’s target is to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. Whether it be the UK’s Critical...

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Where can I get reliable cyber security help and advice?

Where can I get reliable cyber security help and advice?

For many organisations, especially micro and small businesses, finding credible, understandable and helpful advice can be challenging.  The list below signposts to some of the trusted websites that can help you on your cyber journey. The National Cyber Security...

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What’s new with Cyber Essentials – July 2020

What’s new with Cyber Essentials – July 2020

What’s new with Cyber Essentials? You may already be aware that changes to the way the Cyber Essentials scheme is delivered came into effect on 1st April 2020.  But what exactly were those changes and what do they mean for your business? The UK Government has an...

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The importance of ensuring all devices are supported.

The importance of ensuring all devices are supported.

Tips from our technical team - The most common reason organisations fail their Cyber Essentials assessment is, somewhere within their business, equipment is being used whose software is no longer supported. This *unsupported equipment could be within your servers,...

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Working from home – securely!

Working from home – securely!

As outlined in our last blog, working from home has found a new lease of life since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the global lock down. Organisations which thought they couldn’t work from home, have been forced to adapt quickly and carry on with as close to normal...

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Britain Thinks – a survey about Cyber Essentials

Britain Thinks – a survey about Cyber Essentials

The Government's "Britain Thinks" survey - how can you help? The UK Government launched Cyber Essentials in 2014 and it was delivered by five different Accreditation Bodies until April 2020. From 1st April this year the scheme will be delivered by just one Cyber...

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How cyber secure is your region?

How Cyber Secure is your Region? When it comes to businesses implementing positive measures to protect against cyber threats, several UK regions claim they are the most cyber secure. Without a recognised basis to determine the assertion, it has been difficult to...

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GDPR and Cyber Security : A Perfect Partnership!

GDPR and Cyber Security : A Perfect Partnership!   Elizabeth Denham, The Information Commissioner, in a speech to the CBI Cyber Security Conference described data protection and cyber security as being ‘inextricably linked’.  In this month’s GDPR Blog we explore...

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The Advent Countdown-to GDPR!

The Advent Countdown-to GDPR! For many, at this time of year, the word ‘countdown’ conjures up the excitement of ticking off the days’ towards Christmas.  For businesses however, the real countdown is from November 25th ; not just one month from Christmas Day, but...

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The Data Protection Bill and GDPR

The Data Protection Bill and GDPR There have been some questions raised regarding the relationship between the Data Protection Bill and GDPR. The Bill is intrinsically linked to GDPR and will bring GDPR into UK law.  In the Impact Assessment that was released...

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