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July’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

  Welcome to July’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month we have included articles about various ways to enhance your IT security. You can learn about password generators and how helpful they can be to create secure and complex passwords; Find out why backups are crucial to your business; Read about recent data breaches and […]
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What are Password Generators and should I be using them?

  Have you ever used a password generator? We recommend to our customers to use LastPass’ excellent password generator (https://www.lastpass.com/password-generator) which you can even download as a browser add on. Then you can let it create secure passwords as you sign up and it will even remember them all for you! You can choose the […]
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Safe Internet Use

  Here are some top tips for using the internet safely: Check for presence of an address, phone number and/or email contact – often indications that the website is genuine. If in doubt, send an email or call to establish authenticity. Check that the website’s address seems to be genuine by looking for misspellings, extra […]
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How to Protect Your Computer

Here are a few simple steps about how to protect your computer: Install antivirus and anti-spyware software Use the firewall that’s built into Windows and MacOS. Make sure you schedule regular backups of all your data. Use complex and different passwords (and secure password management software). Be aware of spam and scam emails and know […]
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Is Your Password Secure?

We are seeing more and more reports advising that passwords are simply not strong enough.  Here are our top tips to improve security for you and your colleagues: Make sure it is at least 8 characters long – the longer the better Do not use full words, your name or anything predictable Use a mix […]
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