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Top Clicked Phishing Email Subject Lines of the Last Quarter

  Security awareness training provider KnowBe4 have released their findings of the top-clicked phishing email subjects for the last quarter. The below are actual emails which users have received and reported to their IT departments as suspicious. You have a new encrypted message IT: Syncing Error – Returned incoming messages HR: Contact information FedEx: Sorry […]
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How to Spot a Phishing Email, with Three Easy Clues

  This is an example of the phishing emails we see every day. It is a real email that was sent to one of our generic email addresses. We have highlighted below some of the clues that show it isn’t an email from who it claims. It is trying to tempt us to a webpage […]
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Opening Hours Over the Festive Season 2018

Here are our office opening times for the 2018 festive season: Friday 21st December : 8am until 1pm (it’s our Christmas party!) Monday 24th December : 8am until 3pm Tuesday 25th December : CLOSED – Merry Christmas! Wednesday 26th December : CLOSED Thursday 27th December : 9am until 1pm Friday 28th December : 9am until […]
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November 2018’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to November’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: How often you should backup your data; Backup and Disaster Recovery plans; The huge amount of phishing attacks already in 2018; The NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report.   We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would […]
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137 Million Phishing Attacks in Just One Quarter of 2018

  Kaspersky Lab has reported that there have been 137 million phishing attempts on their customers around the world in the third quarter of 2018, a 28% increase compared to the second quarter! Kaspersky have also revealed the increase in phishing over the past few years. In 2016, their system blocked 154 million phishing attempts, […]
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Do you have a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plan?

  A BDR plan combines data backup and disaster solutions to minimise data loss and get your business back on track quickly in the event of a cyber-attack or human error. Any downtime can have a significant impact on your business and it is a mistake to think that your business would not be attacked […]
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Backup Early, Backup Often

  We’ve covered the 3-2-1 backup rule many times before, but it is crucial that you backup on a regular basis. One of the questions we get asked regularly is how often should I backup? The answer, unfortunately, varies and it depends on the work you are doing and what you are backing up. How […]
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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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