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Opening Hours Over the Festive Season

Here are our office opening hours over the festive season: Friday 13th December: 8am – 1.30pm (It’s our Christmas party!) Monday 23rd December: 8am – 5pm as normal Tuesday 24th December: 8am – 1pm Wednesday 25th December: CLOSED Merry Christmas! Thursday 26th December: CLOSED Friday 27th December: 9am – 1pm Monday 30th December: 9am – […]
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Back to the Future with the Modern Workplace…

Blog post by Andy Long The Modern Workplace is a term that is frequently used to encompass a wide range of technologies and working practices, typically built on top of Cloud technologies. But what does it actually mean? To understand the Modern Workplace, you first need to take a step back and look at the […]
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Domain Fraud Alert

We have seen two instances in the last week where fraudsters have purchased domains similar to a company’s name in order to impersonate them and fraudulently invoice their customers. Example scenario: 1. Joe Bloggs PLC’s website is www.joebloggs.co.uk 2. Fraudsters purchase the domain www.joe-bloggs-plc.co.uk in order to try to hoodwink Joe Bloggs PLC’s customers. 3. Fraudsters try […]
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The November IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Microsoft’s plan to “kill off” the password; How to block ransomware attacks on your mobile; The National Cyber Security Centre’s Weekly Threat Report; Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in two months! From January 2020, our IT Security Briefings will start to […]
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Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile?

Many people let their guard down on mobiles devices but you should be as careful as if you were using a desktop. Here are a few ways to block mobile attacks > When using WiFi Don’t allow your device to join unfamiliar networks. Always turn off WiFi when you aren’t using it or don’t need […]
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Welcome Back Andy!

We are pleased to announce Andy Long has returned to NCS IT after 5 years away pursuing other interests. He returns as Business Development Manager alongside John Rudd. You can find out more about them on the Meet Us page of our website. Andy has also written a blog about the Modern Workplace which you […]
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Your October IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in a few months! The National Cyber Security Centre releases “Top Tips for Staff”; Fake Home Office phishing scam; Amazon phishing scam. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to […]
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The September IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in a few months! Phishing Attacks Jump by 21% in Latest Quarter; Business Email Compromise Overtakes Ransomware in Cyber-Insurance Claims; We’re recruiting! We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us […]
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Phishing Attacks Jump by 21% in Latest Quarter

Kaspersky has revealed the number of worldwide phishing attacks detected by them hit 129.9 million during the second quarter of 2019. During the most recent quarter, the average percentage of spam in global mail traffic hit 57.6%, up 1.67% from the previous year’s quarter. The largest share of spam was seen in May at 58.7%. […]
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BEC Overtakes Ransomware in Cyber-Insurance Claims

Insurance giant AIG have reported that CEO Fraud (also known as Business Email Compromise) related cyber-insurance claims accounted for 23% of all claims in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) region in 2018. Business Email Compromise (BEC) has overtaken ransomware and data breaches as the main reason companies filed a cyber-insurance claim. Ransomware […]
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