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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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NCSC Warns Britain WILL be Hit by Cyber Emergency

  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned in their annual review that Britain will be hit by a life-threatening “category 1” cyber emergency in the near future. They also revealed that they are currently dealing with around ten attempted cyber-attacks every week and the team has dealt with 1,167 cyber incidents since the […]
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What do you know about malware?

  Malware is software or web content that can harm your organisation. The best-known type of malware is viruses which can infect your system. Here are some ways to prevent malware damaging your business: Install antivirus software – on all computer and laptops Use a firewall. Be careful when downloading apps – only download apps […]
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September 2018’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to September’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: The importance of updates and patches; British Airways hacked; The scam that has attacked half a million UK SMEs; Why more and more apps and websites are insisting on 2FA.   We hope you enjoy this issue, if there […]
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More and More Apps and Websites Insisting on 2FA

  We have seen an increase in apps and websites insisting on Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Whilst it may seem to be unnecessary, standard security procedures requesting only a username and password are becoming increasingly easy for criminals to attack and gain access to data. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security which makes it […]
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