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Using PDF Attachments to Infect IT Systems on the Rise

Our partner SonicWall has revealed that the use of malware-laden PDF email attachments has spiked in recent months. Over the course of 2018, SonicWall detected 47,000 new attack variants using PDFs, while they observed more than 73,000 of these variants in March 2019 alone. 67,000 of these PDFs linked to scammers, while 5,500 contained links […]
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Security Alert – BT Fraud Squad Scam

We have been made aware of a scam taking place whereby you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the “BT Fraud Squad.” The caller claimed that the company’s IP address had been made public and so required access to their computer and bank account. Unfortunately this has resulted in a significant […]
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July’s 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 6 months! Why you should consider Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection; Why you should use a Password Manager; The dangers of USB devices. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like […]
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Why your Employees Need to Recognise the Dangers of USBs

Organisations often overlook USB devices as means for an attacker to infect their systems. USB devices however continue to be a viable target for cybercriminals to use to gain access to your organisation’s IT system and infect it with malware, trojans, or ransomware. If your employees use USB devices, it would be a good idea […]
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Why you Need to Use a Password Manager

Password managers are a brilliant tool to enhance your IT security. Here’s 5 reasons why you should be using a password manager. 1. Your passwords are too simple – this is the biggest reason, bar none. If you’re using passwords that you can easily remember (such as password, password123, happyhappyjoyjoy, etc.) you’re at risk. Why? […]
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Security SOS Week Podcast Summit July 2019

The Week You’ve All Been Waiting For… Security SOS Week – Podcast Summit 8th – 12th July 2019 | 14:00 BST Every Day Register Below Today Back by popular demand, join us this July for Security SOS Week – Podcast Summit 2019. Five top security experts from Sophos are stepping up to the microphone each day […]
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June’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

Email Attacks are on the Rise! Research from IT hardware company Cisco has shown that email attacks are on the rise. What’s more worrying is that the number of organisations using email security is actually shrinking! The Cisco 2019 Cybersecurity Series says that this year, 41% of organisations have this type of security set up. […]
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NCS Reveals New Branding in 25th Anniversary Year

NCS IT Ltd has revealed their new logo and branding today. The company is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and decided the time was right to update their branding. 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 […]
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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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