See how one click could shutdown your business

If your business uses computerised systems and let’s face it, most do, one of the biggest risks to it these days is ransomware. Hackers break into your IT systems and lock your files and hold your data to ransom.

One click is all it can take to start the shutdown of your business. Without access to data many businesses can be unable to operate.

We asked a certified ethical hacker to break into three computers using different types of attack. He filmed it from both ends – as the hacker, and what was happening on his victims’ machines.

What to do if you click a bad link on your phone

What should you do if you click a bad link on your mobile phone?

Many of us have done it and then realised it wasn’t what we thought it was.  What might have done in the background on your phone?

The first thing is not to panic. But, you must then quickly take action.

Take a look at out latest video for help

OneDrive as a portable scanner

Working from home, working away from the office and suddenly realised you need to print, sign and scan a document but don’t have a scanner.

Microsoft 365 has an answer.

The App on your phone has a scanner built into it if you have the 365 app installed.

Watch the video to see how easy it is

Data Security: Are you locking the doors but leaving the windows open?

Most of us will take care to make sure our homes and cars are secure. We lock the doors, close the windows and, in some cases, lock them.
Sadly some business owners do the equivalent of locking the doors but leaving the windows open and even worse, some will leave the doors and windows open when it comes to their business’s data security.

Ransomware: How to spot an attack before it does real damage

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and they are one of the most troubling things that can happen to your business and its data.

Hackers take control of your computers, cloud accounts, network and encrypt all your data, making it unusable. They won’t undo the damage unless you pay a “ransom” fee.

They can do so much damage because they secretly break in to your system a long time before the attack is launched but you can keep an eye out for symptoms you’ve been breached and hopefully take back control before it is too late.

Top 5 Phishing Scams: How many have you heard of?

Which of these phishing scams have you heard of?

You’ve probably all heard of phishing.

This is where someone send you an email, pretending to be someone else (like your bank), to try to get sensitive information from you.

How about vishing? Or smishing? Or even whaling?

These are all forms of phishing designed to steal your information, and ultimately your money.

We explore each one in our brand new video.

The more aware you and your staff are; the better protected you’ll be.

Bloatware: Why your new computer is slower than it could be

You get a new computer and you start to unpack it and plug it in – it can be exciting (for something related to a computer anyway)

You then switch it on for the first time and discover, once you get through all the initial question and answer section that the machine is full of software you don’t need or want.

This is called bloatware.

Help plan 2021 with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft 365 has some amazing productivity and collaborative tools already built in.

Did you know that within Teams there’s a useful project planning tool?

Watch our short video for the lowdown on how to use Microsoft Planner.

4 ways to make your video calls better in 2021

Love them or hate them, it looks like video calls – Teams, Zoom, etc will continue into 2021.

With a few tweaks you can improve your calls significantly with just a few small tweaks.

There are four areas to pay attention to.

Our new video will show you what to do and how to do it.

Look out for the Covid-19 scams that can steal your data

There are those who will exploit any situation and that includes cyber-criminals during the pandemic.

In lockdown many people will turn to social media for advice, news, and so on.

Working from home may mean that you are using machines that haven’t the same level of protection or you don’t have colleagues in the same office to ask for advice.

Our new video will show you scams that you and your work colleagues should watch out for – at work and at home – share it with others- the more people who know what to look out for the less chances for the cyber-criminals to get their way.