Know where your cloud data is stored or risk a GDPR fine

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For businesses who have chosen cloud-based data hosting services, there’s a temptation to relax and think “great, we’re paying someone else to take care of our data, we don’t need to worry about it anymore.” Of course, using cloud-based services can deliver major benefits for businesses. But it’s vital to remember that all the data… Read more »

Backup or risk losing your business

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Whenever I’m thinking about the topic for my next bulletin, my first port of call is always our support team. These are the folks who spend their days guiding our clients, resolving issues, fixing problems – so they know better than anyone what’s going on. Maintaining a robust backup is hard work, it’s important to… Read more »

Your data security is at risk

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As of January 2020, Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2010 have both officially reached end of support. So, if you’re still using either of them, you’re issuing an open invitation to cybercriminals. Whilst the systems will continue to work, Microsoft will no longer support them through security patches, upgrades or customer support; which means… Read more »

Be aware when sending emails to contact groups

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Sending mass emails to contact groups (aka distribution lists) is commonplace in most businesses today as there are several benefits including saving time and therefore money; however, there are some cons to be mindful of before jumping straight in there. We all know of someone who has had their email address used by a spammer. … Read more »

Illegal data farm found in Liverpool

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raided a business in Liverpool over suspected data trafficking, the acquisition, and sale of illegally obtained personal data. The business is thought to have carried out high volumes of data farming, known as vishing or voice phishing to obtain personal data of motor accident victims to sell onto solicitors… Read more »