September Byte-Size News

September Byte-Size News

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It’s September already, we’re flying through the year now! In 2018, we will see the introduction of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. This is the EU’s new data protection law, replacing the current Data Protection Directive. It is applicable to businesses of all sizes and industries.
To find out more about the principles of GDPR, follow this link >


NCS News
This weekend, our Marketing Executive Kirsty is taking part in Tough Mudder North West at Chomondelay Castle in Cheshire. Some of your may have been following her training blog on our website which she has been updating in the past few weeks.
The team at NCS would like to wish Kirsty the very best of luck in the challenge and look forward to hearing all about it on her *muddy* return to the office next week!



Top Tips
Software company Sophos have put together a handy list of how to identify dangerous phishing emails. Why not have a go at their “Spot the Phish” game and see how many you can spot? Let us know how you get on by tweeting us!
We have also put together a list of “Ten Telltale Signs of Phishing” which you can read here > Phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, but fortunately there are some signs you can look out for.




Warnings & Alerts
Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle in October 2017, meaning there will be no more updates, security patches, support or online technical content updates.
We are advising all of our customers who are currently using Office 2007 products to start moving to Office 365 or Office 2016 now.
Read the update here >



Jargon Buster
Do you know what it means to “patch” your computer? A computer patch is a software update, most often related to improving your computer’s security.
To find out what other I.T. expressions including adware, botnet and malware mean, read our “Jargon Buster” post here >





Business Basics
Ransomware keeps hitting the headlines and it is something you definitely need to be aware of so you can minimise the threat to your business.
Ransomware is a form of malware that locks and encrypts your data or systems until you pay a ransom fee to remove the restriction. Read our “All About Ransomware” post here >


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