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New Windows Security Vulnerability – BlueKeep

A new security vulnerability has been found in Windows systems. Dubbed BlueKeep the weakness is found in Windows 2003, XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 editions. It could also potentially spread to other unprotected computer systems. Microsoft released a security patch two weeks ago but there are lots of systems that have […]
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May’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT

This month you can find out about: Why you need to update Whatsapp immediately; The most commonly used and easily-guessed passwords; Microsoft’s surprising new password recommendations; and When Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line – hint: soon!
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Microsoft’s Surprising New Password Recommendations

Microsoft has announced that there will no longer be a password expiry date in their baseline security settings after installing the Windows 10 May update.  Aaron Margosis, principal consultant at Microsoft, commented “recent scientific research calls into question the value of many long-standing password-security practices such as password expiration policies, and points instead to better […]
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April’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the April issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: How to keep your iPhone secure; How ransomware attacks will become an even bigger threat in 2019 ; Why your employees could be your biggest security risk; Microsoft support ending for Server 2008 and Windows 7. We hope […]
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Employees are the Biggest IT Security Risk to Businesses

New research from Microsoft has found that employees are still the biggest IT security risk to businesses. Employees’ poor habits can put organisations at risk of critical data loss which can have severe legal and reputational repercussions. Almost half of employees admitted they had no security training in the past 12 months, while 36 percent […]
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Ransomware Attacks to Increase Throughout 2019

According to Cybersecurity Ventures’ 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report, we should expect to see ransomware attacks increase in frequency and cost over the course of the year. Cybercrime continues to be the biggest threat to companies around the world. In 2016, Kaspersky Labs estimated ransomware attacks occurred once every 40 seconds. In 2019, Cybersecurity Ventures […]
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NCS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

NCS IT Ltd is celebrating their 25th anniversary in business today, 28th March 2019. Originally formed as NCS Support Services Ltd in 1994, the company changed its name last year to NCS IT Ltd to better reflect the services the company now offers. Whilst IT support remains a large and very important part of the […]
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March’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the March issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7; The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes; The company taking action against an employee who fell for an email scam; How to secure Office 365 with better configuration. We hope […]
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Action Brought Against Employee who Fell for Email Scam

Last month, a firm in Glasgow brought action against a former employee who fell for an email scam. The member of staff received several emails which appeared to be from their boss, but they were in fact from an imposter. You can read the story on the BBC website here > It is important that […]
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The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes

This is a really useful leaflet from Metropolitan Police, share it with your colleagues. The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes >
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