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.

Is your phone system ready for the hybrid workplace?

When was the last time you upgraded your business phone system?

If it’s been 5 years or more, then you’re overdue an upgrade.

You probably update your laptop and mobile phone every few years. Business phones are no different.

Designed to work in the office, from home or on the move, watch our new video to see the benefits from installing a 2020 VoIP system for your business.

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How to protect your data from ransomware

Have you heard of malware? That’s scary enough – but have you also heard of ransomware?

This is where criminals lock you out of your data. And you have pay to get access to it again.

Our new video has three ways you can protect your business from ransomware.

Make remote working easier with SharePoint

Right now we’re all looking at hybrid setups.

The perfect technology that allows you to collaborate and work efficiently, whether you’re working from home or at your workplace.

Preparing to return to the workplace

The more you prepare now for the end of lockdown, the easier it will be

At the moment of writing, lockdown is still in force but have you started planning yet, for when your staff can return to the workplace?

It’s going to happen at some point. And the more you plan and act now, the easier it will be.

There are three areas to consider: