Week 1 Working from Home

So this is a bit different to our usual IT Security Briefing. We thought you might find it useful to hear from us every week during this difficult time to stay in touch and share how we’re finding it.  At NCS we’re 100% still open for business from 8am until 5pm. Each member of staff [&hellip
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Your March IT Security Briefing – Remote Working Special

This month in our Remote Working Special you can find out about: Allowing your staff to work from home; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Teams; Microsoft 365 Business Voice; Extra Tips for working from home. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in future briefings, please email me [&hellip
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Microsoft 365 Business Voice

Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a phone system which has been designed to integrate with Office 365. It is an add-on for Microsoft Teams that gives you the ability to make phone calls in the Teams desktop or mobile app. It is a reliable and secure service using Microsoft’s cloud which adds flexibility to your [&hellip
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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a messaging app which can be used as a workspace for meetings, real-time collaboration and file sharing. It is included free with all Office 365 Business subscriptions. We use Teams at NCS and have found it invaluable for meetings and working together when members of staff are away from the office. Microsoft’s [&hellip
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Microsoft SharePoint – online file sharing

Microsoft’s SharePoint application can be used as a secure place to store, organise and access information from any device across your network. It is included free with all Office 365 Business subscriptions. Your employees can use SharePoint Online to share documents and information with colleagues safely and securely by uploading them to the cloud-based service. [&hellip
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Allowing your staff to work from home

We understand a number of businesses are now looking to allow their employees to work remotely during this difficult period. If you are going to allow your staff to take PCs off your site, this is not going to work unless you already have a Remote Desktop server in place. Please call us to discuss [&hellip
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We would like to reassure you of the steps taken by NCS IT Ltd to ensure continuation of services now that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is worsening. We appreciate that your business is dependent on the continuity of the software and the services that we provide.   The health of our employees and clients is [&hellip
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PayPal SMS Scam – Don’t be Fooled!

There is a PayPal phishing scam doing the rounds via SMS which inform the recipients that unusual activity has been detected on their PayPal accounts. If the user clicks on the link in the message, they are taken to phishing site which spoofs PayPal’s log in. They are then asked to log in with their [&hellip
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Charities Need to Watch Out for Scammers

The UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned charities to be wary of scammers and stated it will be “crucial for charities to have greater awareness of cyber-attacks and put a range of security measures in place.” One in five charities experienced a data breach or cyber-attack in 2018, with phishing emails the [&hellip
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Sophos 2020 Threat Report

Sophos have released their 2020 Threat Report. You can read the report by clicking on the image below
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