Category Archives: Security

The Easy Way To Secure Your Amazon Account

Due to the high number of hackers that are breaking into Amazon accounts, Amazon is now recommending that all users turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for extra security. If you would like to setup your Amazon account for 2FA, follow the instructions below. Note, there may be slight variations on different types of smartphones. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Protect Yourself From Scammers in 2019

Each day in Northern Ireland, scammers cost people, businesses and the economy tens of thousands of pounds and cause emotional distress and harm to the victims and their families. Scammers are getting better and better at making people give them money. In February 2019, two people in Northern Ireland lost almost £20,000 each. Scroll down […]

How To Find Out If Your Passwords Have Been Hacked

Google has released a new Chrome extension that automatically checks and lets you know if any of your passwords are secure or not. The extension is called Password Checkup. There are other companies that offer this service, but the one from Google seems to be the easiest to use. Once the extension is installed in […]

Watch Out For Fake Emails From Friends

Anyone who has provided their personal details as a result of a fraudulent email should report it via ActionFraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. If they have provided bank details, they should call their bank urgently. This type of email has been doing the rounds lately, specifically people who have a bitinternet.com […]