Charities Need to Watch Out for Scammers

The UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned charities to be wary of scammers and stated it will be “crucial for charities to have greater awareness of cyber-attacks and put a range of security measures in place.” One in five charities experienced a data breach or cyber-attack in 2018, with phishing emails the [&hellip
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Back to the Future with the Modern Workplace…

Blog post by Andy Long The Modern Workplace is a term that is frequently used to encompass a wide range of technologies and working practices, typically built on top of Cloud technologies. But what does it actually mean? To understand the Modern Workplace, you first need to take a step back and look at the [&hellip
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Domain Fraud Alert

We have seen two instances in the last week where fraudsters have purchased domains similar to a company’s name in order to impersonate them and fraudulently invoice their customers. Example scenario: 1. Joe Bloggs PLC’s website is www.joebloggs.co.uk 2. Fraudsters purchase the domain www.joe-bloggs-plc.co.uk in order to try to hoodwink Joe Bloggs PLC’s customers. 3. Fraudsters try [&hellip
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The November IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Microsoft’s plan to “kill off” the password; How to block ransomware attacks on your mobile; The National Cyber Security Centre’s Weekly Threat Report; Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in two months! From January 2020, our IT Security Briefings will start to [&hellip
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Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile?

Many people let their guard down on mobiles devices but you should be as careful as if you were using a desktop. Here are a few ways to block mobile attacks > When using WiFi Don’t allow your device to join unfamiliar networks. Always turn off WiFi when you aren’t using it or don’t need [&hellip
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Your October 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 a few months! The National Cyber Security Centre releases “Top Tips for Staff”; Fake Home Office phishing scam; Amazon phishing scam. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to [&hellip
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The August IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: The use of PDF attachments to infect IT systems is on the rise; The dangers of Emotet malware; Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in less than 6 months! The Weekly Threat Report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We hope you [&hellip
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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. [&hellip
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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 [&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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