» Monthly Archives: February 2014

» Information Commissioner’s Office takes action on data loss

Small business fined £5,000 for loss of customer data and two individuals prosecuted for illegally accessing other people’s personal information. Could this happen to you? Read more.. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned small businesses that they must make sure they have adequate measures in place to keep customers’ details secure, after a sole […]

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» Smartphone Losses on London Transport Reveal Data Risk for SMEs

A Freedom of Information request by McAfee revealed that 15,833 mobile phones and 528 laptops were handed into TfL as lost property in 2013 alone. The flexibility of remote working and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes is perfect for small business and these figures highlight one of the consequences of this mobile revolution, but […]

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» Small Businesses: what you need to know about cyber security

Last year, an alarming 87% of small businesses suffered an information security breach, the worst of which cost £65k. These findings, from the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey published by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, highlight the risks businesses are taking through poor business continuity and disaster recovery planning, testing and inadequate investment […]

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» Why April 9th might be the worst day of 2014

It may seem like scaremongering but according to recent comments and articles is the IT Press the cessation of Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system this year and similarly the Microsoft Small Business Server in 2015, will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the ability of many small businesses to secure and resolve […]

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» Hacking & Cybercrime

We have all heard of major hacking and cybercrimes, Snapchat being one of the latest but did you know, according to the Symantec Internet Security Report 2013, 50% of attacks are aimed at SME businesses. To help highlight and help SMEs combat such threats the Government, under its Cyber Security Initiative, has launched a new […]

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