Never use your browser’s password manager

Microsoft is always introducing new features and services to keep your people safe online, and your data secure.

As a business owner or manager, you should already know that weak or reused passwords are one of the biggest risks to data security.

A new update coming soon to Microsoft Edge will give you access to a new and improved password management feature. This will allow you to store all your passwords within your browser automatically, giving you a cost-effective way to avoid password-based cyber-attacks.

However. Although this new feature is more secure than using the same login details across multiple applications, our advice would be to avoid browser-based password managers in your business.

Why?

Businesses are spending more on IT this year

As a business owner or manager, you know how important good IT is. Your business couldn’t function without it.

Your IT isn’t just about computers and data. It’s everything from your phone system, to your printers, to where you access your documents.

And that’s without going into the measures you must take to keep your data and infrastructure safe and secure from cyber criminals.

So we weren’t surprised by a new forecast from IT research and consultancy firm, Gartner, which predicts businesses will spend more on technology this year.

Do you know if any of your staff would click a dodgy link?

Do you know if any of your staff would click a dodgy link?

Phishing is one of many cyber-crimes and it’s a pain.

Emails are sent by criminals pretending to be someone they are not, hoping someone will click on a link and accidentally provide them with access to your data.

Do you think your team would be able to spot that phishing email?

Watch the latest video to see the easy way to check.

How do you stop programs loading at startup

One of the reasons windows can take ages to start can be due to the number of programs or apps trying launch automatically at startup.
Over time you install programs and they decide they should add something to your startup list.
Our new video shows how to manage this.

Be prepared: your business WILL be attacked

5 steps to improve your ransomware resilience

Ransomware is the one of the most terrifying and concerning data security threats your business will face.

What if your staff try to login one morning but all they see is a bright red screen saying your data has been encrypted, and you must pay a huge ransom in Bitcoin to get it back.

Terrifying? Concerning?

Read our new guide now. We’ll answer all your questions about ransomware. Plus you’ll discover five steps to improve your business’s ransomware resilience.

How to turn off the password manager in Chrome

I recommend that you use an external password manager rather than the browser version. If you try to use both it can be confusing and time consuming. Turn off the browser password manager.
This video shows you how to turn off the password manager in Chrome

Does your IT always need fixing? It’s time for a Proactive IT Partner

If you or your current IT support company are always fixing your tech then it’s probably time to consider an IT partner who can proactively prevent problems.

Download and read our latest guide that highlights the benefits for your business of a more proactive approach to your tech.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)? MFA is one of several simple security measures you can use to raise the protection level for your business. Our latest video explains what, how and who you need to start using it in your business.

Microsoft 365: 10 Apps you didn’t know you had

Boost productivity, save time, and improve customer experience

Microsoft 365 has many features to be discovered. Most businesses get it just to access Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. And then they discover there are so many other apps included.

Find the right ones and you can save time, increase productivity and motivation, and create a smoother workflow for everyone in your business. With more of us working remotely, that’s never been more important.

we’ve put together a useful guide. Here are the 10 Microsoft 365 apps we think every business should look closely at.

Is your biggest security threat to your business on your payroll?

Insider attacks on your business –  the costs and your strategy to prevent insider attacks

Most insider attacks are not malicious, stead they are accidental, but the chances of attacks coming from inside your business are high.

A member of staff clicking on a bad link by mistake is all it takes.

But there are some attacks caused by malicious attackers, deliberately looking to do damage to your systems, or make money.

Both of these kinds of attacks can be prevented and minimised by focusing on five key areas in your IT strategy.

Read our new guide now to assess how prepared your business is.