Monthly Archives: October 2018

The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

On September 28th, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement about the increasing risks of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks. According to the two US agencies, the use of RDP as an attack vector or way into your systems has been steadily on the increase.

The risks are real – and businesses would be well advised to take the necessary precautions. Grant McGregor answers a few key questions, so you can find out everything you need to know about RDP attacks.

Computer Hardware Basics: What To Spend Your Money On and Why it’s Important

We often get asked by our customers what sort of PC or laptop hardware to buy. Or what specification is right. Whether you’re very tech-savvy and know your PC components inside out, or you haven’t the foggiest what type of processor or hard-drive is best, it can be hard to decipher the technical jargon and sales tactics from the information you can actually use.

When it comes to making informed choices about your computer hardware, here’s some essentials that are useful to know…

What is an Information Asset Register? And how might it help me be GDPR compliant?

GDPR has focused business leaders’ thoughts on the data held within their organisations and how best to protect it. Since the first step towards securing anything is understanding what you have, an Information Asset Register can help.

Grant McGregor explains what an Information Asset Register is – and why your organisation needs one.

Everyone Begins Cyber Essentials from a Different Starting Point

We discussed in a recent article that there are many reasons to undertake the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials certification. Yet we have noticed some resistance within a few organisations when it comes to pursuing the certification, thinking “it’s too basic for us” or “we’re already doing all the essentials”.

However, we know that just because you have implemented good security processes, this doesn’t mean your organisation can’t benefit from following the certification process.

Everyone begins their Cyber Essentials certification process from a different starting point – but that’s what makes the scheme so important…

Weighing in on Microsoft’s New Office 365 Subscription Model

Despite consumers calling out planned obsolescence in the technology industry, companies are still graduating towards the subscription model for the simple fact that it works. When it comes to tech, it pays to charge monthly if the product is of good quality.

And perhaps with retaining customers in mind, Microsoft recently announced that it was launching the new Office 365 for Business, Home and Students, now available on a rolling monthly subscription.

So, is it worth it?