Entries by Tracey Timm

Hackers want to break into your business email account!

Business Email attacks are becoming more common. And the result of an attack can be devastating! Cybercriminals target businesses via email infiltration because they perceive enormous riches that may lie within. This article describes the process. In essence, the attacker will register a legitimate email account with the intention of impersonating their target and ultimately […]

Are you set up for working anywhere?

Are you set up for working anywhere, on any device, at any time? Didn’t 2020 just throw a massive curveball at us. After the urgent rush to work from home in March, many businesses now have some staff still at home, with others in the office. And it’s looking like (cliché alert) this will be […]

We all know what GDPR is but what is PECR?

We all know what GDPR is but what is PECR? As this helpful guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office explains, The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) sit alongside the Data Protection Act and the GDPR. They give people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications. PECR specifically looks at the electronic communications an organisation […]

It is the fastest growing crime on the planet…

Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying. It is the fastest growing crime on the planet but what does ransomware mean to you? Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And instead of the screen you normally see, the screen has gone totally red. There’s a message telling you your business’s data has been locked. And […]

Humans are responsible for cybersecurity – not technology

This blog is devoted to taking responsibility for cybersecurity in your organisation. If you are the leader or decisionmaker, who else is going to lead with this? If you are not the decisionmaker, and there has been no cyber risk assessment, the organisation could be in trouble and may not recover from attack. I recommend […]

Why time is the real finite resource

What does Bill Gates, a brain surgeon and a road sweeper all have in common? They only have 24 hours in a day. Even Bill’s billions don’t get him any special time dispensations or perks. While this may seem obvious, if we have a hard limit on how long we have to spend in our work […]

5 Difficult Questions to ask an IT Support Company

During lock-down, many businesses decided that it was time to find a new IT support company.    This was because of the way they were treated when lockdown happened and while they were working from home.  These businesses are now acting on their decision and we have been talking to lots of potential new clients recently. […]