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Autumn 2018 Update

Autumn is here and we’re reflecting on a very busy year so far at NCS IT Ltd. We’ve put together a snapshot of a few of our most recent projects for you. If anything sounds familiar to you or you think your business could be at risk due to your current I.T. infrastructure, please give […]
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October 2018’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to October’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Malware and how to prevent it damaging your business; The NCSC’s annual review; The threat of crypto-jacking; A webinar about the current threat landscape and best practices. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would […]
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Webroot Release “Mid Year Threat Report” Update

  Webroot, an IT security manufacturer, have also released their “Mid-Year Threat Report Update” which focuses on trends for the first half of the year. The report found that general malware, which includes both ransomware and crypto-mining, made up 52% of cybersecurity threats and crypto-jacking alone accounted for 35% of those threats. Crypto-jacking involves maliciously […]
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NCSC Warns Britain WILL be Hit by Cyber Emergency

  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned in their annual review that Britain will be hit by a life-threatening “category 1” cyber emergency in the near future. They also revealed that they are currently dealing with around ten attempted cyber-attacks every week and the team has dealt with 1,167 cyber incidents since the […]
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What do you know about malware?

  Malware is software or web content that can harm your organisation. The best-known type of malware is viruses which can infect your system. Here are some ways to prevent malware damaging your business: Install antivirus software – on all computer and laptops Use a firewall. Be careful when downloading apps – only download apps […]
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September 2018’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to September’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: The importance of updates and patches; British Airways hacked; The scam that has attacked half a million UK SMEs; Why more and more apps and websites are insisting on 2FA.   We hope you enjoy this issue, if there […]
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More and More Apps and Websites Insisting on 2FA

  We have seen an increase in apps and websites insisting on Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Whilst it may seem to be unnecessary, standard security procedures requesting only a username and password are becoming increasingly easy for criminals to attack and gain access to data. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security which makes it […]
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Business Email Compromise Attacks Half a Million UK SMEs

  Business email compromise fraud attacks have soared 58% over the past year and affected as many as 500,000 SMEs in the UK according to Lloyds Bank. Lloyds have also revealed that smaller UK firms are losing on average £27,000 per scam to impersonation fraud attacks. Law firms were the businesses that were targeted the […]
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British Airways Hacked

  Earlier this month, British Airways was the latest business to be subject to a criminal cyber-attack which saw the personal and financial details of approximately 380,000 customers stolen. (Read the BBC story here >) BA confirmed that hackers had obtained names, addresses, credit card numbers, expiry dates and the three-digit security codes on the […]
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The Importance of Updates and Patches

  How many times have you had a pop-up window on your PC or smartphone notifying you that there are updates available? And how many times have you clicked the “Remind me later” button because the message popped up when you were in the middle of something important? It is so important to do these […]
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