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 [&hellip
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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? [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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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. [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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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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Microsoft’s Surprising New Password Recommendations

Microsoft has announced that there will no longer be a password expiry date in their baseline security settings after installing the Windows 10 May update.  Aaron Margosis, principal consultant at Microsoft, commented “recent scientific research calls into question the value of many long-standing password-security practices such as password expiration policies, and points instead to better [&hellip
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April’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the April issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: How to keep your iPhone secure; How ransomware attacks will become an even bigger threat in 2019 ; Why your employees could be your biggest security risk; Microsoft support ending for Server 2008 and Windows 7. We hope [&hellip
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Employees are the Biggest IT Security Risk to Businesses

New research from Microsoft has found that employees are still the biggest IT security risk to businesses. Employees’ poor habits can put organisations at risk of critical data loss which can have severe legal and reputational repercussions. Almost half of employees admitted they had no security training in the past 12 months, while 36 percent [&hellip
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