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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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February’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the February issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Phishing continuing to dominate the global cybercrime arena; Apple’s latest software update; The NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report; Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would […]
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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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