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NCS Provides an ‘Apple for Every Day’ at Rainbow House

  NCS Support Services are very proud to have donated an Apple iPad to Rainbow House, Mawdesley, near Ormskirk.   Rainbow House is a local charity close to their hearts providing a specialist centre of rehabilitation, education and fun for disabled children across the North West and support for their families.   The children who […]
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June Edition of Byte-Size News from NCS

Due to the recent ransomware attack which affected computers worldwide and in particular NHS hospitals and doctors’ surgeries, we have decided to make this month’s Byte-Size News a ransomware special. Below you will find lots of tips about how you can minimise the risk to your business.         About the Attack The attack […]
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How to Stay Safe on Email

One of the most common ways viruses infect computers is via emails. To lessen the risk of your system becoming infected by ransomware or any other viruses, please ensure you: Don’t open unexpected email attachments Don’t open emails from unknown senders or with irrelevant subjects Never respond to email hoaxes Use a reputable email client Don’t […]
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Backup, backup and backup!

Backups are an essential part of your Disaster Recovery plan. You should ensure that you have good, tested backups which are done on a regular basis. Ideally you should do so daily, which would give you the quickest recovery time as the data is only one day old. You should also remember the 3-2-1 rule. […]
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Firewall

A firewall is software or hardware which helps to protect your company’s IT network by screening and blocking hackers, viruses or worms that try to infect your computer over the internet. You should have a hardware firewall to protect your network and a software firewall on each individual computer to help prevent the spread of […]
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Anti-virus and Anti-spam Software

Ensure you have anti-virus and anti-spam software installed on your network. The software should also be updated regularly (most do this automatically but do check). Windows Defender comes pre-installed on all versions of Windows 8 and later operating systems. It runs in the background and tell you when you need to take specific action. There […]
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Updates and Security Patching

One of the most effective things you can do to protect your computer and network is to ensure all updates and security patches are installed as soon as they become available. PC Security Patching Ensure you download and install all updates on your PC as soon as they become available. You can turn on automatic […]
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GDPR Comes into Effect in One Year’s Time

  On 25th May 2018, GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect. This regulation is the EU’s new data protection law, replacing the Data Protection Directive.  (Brexit will not affect the Directive coming into effect.) It is applicable to organisations of all sizes and industries. Specifically, it applies to: Processing of anyone’s […]
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NCS are Main Sponsors of the Rossendale Triathlon

  NCS Support Services are pleased to announce they are the main sponsor of the Rossendale Triathlon which returns on Sunday 28th May 2017. The Rossendale Triathlon is hosted and organised completely by Rossendale Triathlon Club and this year will be the 12th anniversary of this increasingly popular sporting event which sees 300 competitors take on […]
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May 2017 Worldwide Ransomware Attack

  On Friday 12th May 2017, a new type of virus was released. This virus is a combination of: A ransomware virus, which encrypts and locks your files and demands money for a decryption key, and A worm virus, which tries to spread itself as far as possible.   The attack was due to a […]
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