Your March IT Security Briefing – Remote Working Special

This month in our Remote Working Special you can find out about: Allowing your staff to work from home; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Teams; Microsoft 365 Business Voice; Extra Tips for working from home. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in future briefings, please email me [&hellip
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Microsoft 365 Business Voice

Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a phone system which has been designed to integrate with Office 365. It is an add-on for Microsoft Teams that gives you the ability to make phone calls in the Teams desktop or mobile app. It is a reliable and secure service using Microsoft’s cloud which adds flexibility to your [&hellip
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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a messaging app which can be used as a workspace for meetings, real-time collaboration and file sharing. It is included free with all Office 365 Business subscriptions. We use Teams at NCS and have found it invaluable for meetings and working together when members of staff are away from the office. Microsoft’s [&hellip
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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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