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August’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to August’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: The latest password guidance (*hint* it doesn’t include numbers); Sophos’ nine best security practices to apply now; What to include in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy; Why cyber security should be part of a new employee’s onboarding […]
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Do you have a Bring Your Own Device Policy?

With more and more companies now using mobile devices and flexible working, staff in some businesses are expected to use their own laptops, phones and tablets for work. If you are considering a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) approach, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have put together some guidance about how to maximise the […]
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Nine Best Security Practices to Apply Now

Our partner Sophos have put together a list of the nine best security practices to apply now. Patch early, patch often Malware that doesn’t come in via a document often relies on security bugs in popular applications, including Microsoft Office, your browser, Flash and more. The sooner you patch, the fewer holes there are to […]
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How Strong is your Password?

  We’ve all had those annoying pop-ups when creating a new password – you must use one special character, one capital letter, six letters, 2 numbers, one emoji…. (maybe not that last one.) Given the possible risks, it’s understandable that companies want you to use complicated and harder to guess passwords. Unfortunately, what many of […]
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NCS Adds Three New Engineers to the Team

  NCS IT Ltd are very happy to welcome a number of new recruits to our ever-expanding team of engineers. Anthony Grime and Daryn Craine have joined as field engineers, mostly working with our customers on-site providing support for networks and servers, as well as advanced troubleshooting and upgrading IT systems. Jason Biell has joined […]
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July’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

  Welcome to July’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month we have included articles about various ways to enhance your IT security. You can learn about password generators and how helpful they can be to create secure and complex passwords; Find out why backups are crucial to your business; Read about recent data breaches and […]
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5 Easily Installed Utilities for Improving your Online Privacy

  TechRepublic have written an article detailing 5 easily installed utilities for improving your online security. Staying safe on the internet means defending yourself against scripts, plugins, applets and pop-ups that may appear and have chosen 5 apps that help to do just that. You can read their article here > 
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How Often do you Back Up your Data?

  In the event of hardware failure, virus infestations, theft or even just accidental deletion, would you be able to recover your data from a backup? The impact of any of these situations could be catastrophic for your business and end up being very costly. To combat this occurring, you should ensure that you have […]
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Recent Data Breaches and Threats – July 2018

  There have been a number of threats recently which you may have heard about in the press. We have detailed a few of these below: Clipboard hijacking malware A clipboard hijacking malware sample has recently been discovered which monitors over 2.3 million cryptocurrency addresses. The malware scans Windows Clipboard for cryptocurrency addresses, switching legitimate […]
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What are Password Generators and should I be using them?

  Have you ever used a password generator? We recommend to our customers to use LastPass’ excellent password generator (https://www.lastpass.com/password-generator) which you can even download as a browser add on. Then you can let it create secure passwords as you sign up and it will even remember them all for you! You can choose the […]
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