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Is OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox Safe Enough For Backing Up Business Data?

This is a common question from business owners who have all or some of their business critical data shared on OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox. Keep in mind that these programs are built specifically to share data and not to back it up. Going by the terms and conditions stated by Microsoft & Google, they […]

Ransomware Targeting Businesses That Use Microsoft Word

This ransomware is a variant of ransomware that will normally gain access to the network via an email that has a Microsoft Word attachment. It may even be sent from a trusted address, usually a supplier or someone who works in your own office. Upon clicking the attachment, all data on the PC will be […]

The Best GDPR Compliant Data Backup Solution for Small Businesses

We Keep Your Precious Customer & Employee Data, Safe and Secure. Here are some questions that all business owners should be considering…. If you lose your business data forever, how would your business suffer? Would your business be able to continue as normal the next day? Do you ever worry about losing your data? Even […]

How To Protect Your Business Against Invoice Redirect Fraud

Types Of Businesses Being Targeted Normally small businesses with between 1 and 8 employees are being targeted. This is mostly because hackers know that small businesses of that particular size don’t pay enough attention or have enough training or invest enough into IT security for one reason or another. Larger businesses tend to have IT […]

Recommended PCs For Small Businesses

At Carson IT we sell our own custom built PCs that we have been producing and supplying since 2008 for business clients throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. Specifically built for small businesses. Our custom built PCs are Fast, Secure and Affordable. Pricing for a custom built PC works out at least 15% cheaper than […]

Windows 7 – End Of Life – January 14th, 2020

On the 14th January 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for all versions of Windows 7. What does Windows 7 End Of Life mean? Any computer running Windows 7 after that date will become insecure and open to future vulnerabilities. There will be: No Security Patches No Updates No Compliance Businesses that use Windows […]

PCI DSS for Business

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12 Requirements of PCI DSS Any business that accepts card payments in store or online is required to comply with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The Standard specifies 12 requirements, which are organised into six control objectives relating to the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data. Developed and maintained by […]