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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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It’s the End of the Line for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 as well!)

There is less than one year left for Windows 7 support. On 14th January 2020, Microsoft will finally end all support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. In addition, some other widely-used software 2010 will also go out of support in 2020, including Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Microsoft Exchange […]
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February’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the February issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Phishing continuing to dominate the global cybercrime arena; Apple’s latest software update; The NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report; Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would […]
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NCSC Weekly Threat Report February 2019

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released their Weekly Threat Report. Among the stories in this edition is Deliveroo whose customers are reporting that their accounts have been accessed, delivery addresses added, and orders made without their knowledge or consent. Read the report here >
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