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How to Stop Emotet Malware

Emotet is truly a threat to be reckoned with. In fact, the US Department for Homeland Security considers Emotet to be among the most costly and destructive threats to business right now. Its reach is global with infections reported on every continent. Emotet is a very sophisticated threat that, once in, can quickly infect an entire organization. […]
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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 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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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March’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the March issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7; The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes; The company taking action against an employee who fell for an email scam; How to secure Office 365 with better configuration. We hope […]
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Action Brought Against Employee who Fell for Email Scam

Last month, a firm in Glasgow brought action against a former employee who fell for an email scam. The member of staff received several emails which appeared to be from their boss, but they were in fact from an imposter. You can read the story on the BBC website here > It is important that […]
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It’s the End of the Line for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 as well!)

There is less than one year left for Windows 7 support. On 14th January 2020, Microsoft will finally end all support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. In addition, some other widely-used software 2010 will also go out of support in 2020, including Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Microsoft Exchange […]
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