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01 July 2020
Microsoft Office 365 has many benefits and is a great tool and application for SMB’s across all sectors of industry and it is growing at a phenomenal rate with more and more businesses taking advantage of working...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Office 365,IT Services
24 June 2020
A lot of businesses have the mindset that cyber security is just another added expense, but if you as a business owner build up a culture of cyber security awareness and cyber resilience within your organisation, this...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Cyber Security
01 June 2020
Malware is the name given to various types of malicious software, these include, ransomware, viruses and spyware.  Malware is made up with code and is developed by Cyber attackers to either gain unauthorised access to a network...
TAGGED IN: Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,RMM,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security,Phishing,IT Services
17 May 2020
We have all been confined to our homes over the last couple of months or so and we are all waiting to hear when we will be allowed to return to the workplace.  At the moment there...
TAGGED IN: Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,RMM,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security,Covid-19,Corona Virus
22 April 2020
MSSP or a Managed Security Service Provider can be a very valuable resource for businesses that take their network and IT security seriously, but perhaps do not quite have the resources to build up a cyber security...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security,Phishing,IT Services
17 April 2020
With the chaos and anxiety surrounding the Covid-19 world pandemic, this situation is being exploited and taken advantage of by the criminals of the cyber underworld, they are coming up with new ideas and sneaky scams for...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security,Covid-19,Corona Virus,Phishing,IT Services
06 April 2020
Now that you and your employees are working from home and keeping safe during the CV-19 crisis, something you were meaning to get around to and that was to get new a laptop or even your employees...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Cyber Security,Covid-19,Corona Virus
04 April 2020
With the whole world tackling this global pandemic of Covid-19/Corona Virus, businesses especially are having to take drastic measures and putting controls in place to keep employees and customers safe and to prevent the spread of this...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,RMM,Office 365,Cyber Security,Covid-19,Corona Virus
30 March 2020
To view our latest video on the Covid-19 and working from home during this period, please click on the "Read More" button below

 
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Outsource IT Support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Remote Monitoring and Management,Cyber Security,Covid-19,Corona Virus
08 March 2020
What is MFA or 2FA? This basically means you need more than one credential to log on to your IT resources for example, your systems, files, networks, online accounts such as banking or email or on to...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Office 365,Cyber Security
01 March 2020
In the UK, the world economic forum reported that 2 in 5 small businesses have been subjected to cybercrime within the last 12 months, costing on average of £3000 per business per crime not to mention the...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Cyber Security
26 February 2020
1.    Myth – Your business is too small to be targeted by hackers
       Reality – Small businesses made up almost half of last year’s victims
2.    Myth - Strong passwords are enough to keep your data...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
23 February 2020
Phishing is the dark art of delivering a file or link through an email by tricking the user to click on link and then gaining the sensitive information of that user.
95% of breaches occur through phishing and...
TAGGED IN: Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,RMM,Cyber Security
16 February 2020
Small Business and Cyber Security
Many small business owners think that a security breach would not happen to their business and a lot of them are under the impression that only big corporations get hacked.  In 2019 a...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
09 February 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020
Tuesday the 11th of February will be celebrated with the theme “Free to be” – looking at identity online, it also looks to inspire a conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
It...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cyber Security
02 February 2020
Why Network Security is important
It is imperative for small business owners to understand and recognise online hazards that they face.  An increased inspection over data protection has made going online a priority for small businesses.Technology is part...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
25 January 2020
Do you see spending money on IT as a cost or an investment in your company’s future growth?  A lot of owners of SME’s still think their IT spending is a cost that must be endured, instead...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,RMM,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
19 January 2020
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious piece of software that is covertly installed on a PC without a user’s knowledge, then subsequently holds the user’s files or data to  ransom by locking or encrypting the data and...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
16 January 2020
There is only a matter of weeks left to make your application for funding for Cyber Essentials £1000 vouchers.  Scottish Enterprise has announced the following deadline in relation to the Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme:
 “The deadline for submitting...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
14 January 2020
4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
AKA the types of Hackers, I would not go so far as to say that a hacker would be the ending of the world with conquest, famine, war and plague, but for any...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,RMM,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
12 January 2020
Cyber Crime Awareness
Cybercrime is a huge problem for businesses and organisations throughout the world, no matter the size.  Smaller businesses are often under the impression that larger organisations are more likely to be hit which in fact...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Cyber Security
05 January 2020
A Good Password Plan In today’s digital world, almost everything in our life requires a password to gain access to our online apps, whether it’s our debit card or credit card, savings account, ISA, mortgage info, business applications,...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware,RMM,Managed Service Provider
27 December 2019
What to Expect from a Managed Service Provider or MSP? As a business owner when you encounter IT issues, it can be very frustrating and can cause anxiety when it impacts on you and your staffs productivity, like...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Outsource IT Support,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
29 June 2019
To protect your business or organisation against a Cyber-attack, there are 5 main technical controls that need to be adhered to, they are bullet pointed below which we will discuss each one in a little more detail:...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
01 June 2019
The benefits of Office 365

Work from anywhere
One of the biggest benefits of the Office 365 platform, it allows you and your users to work from anywhere.  This can be advantageous for businesses who have remote employees at...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Pro and Cons,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Office 365
01 April 2019
Cyber Security and who is responsible for protecting your business?
Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware
19 February 2019
A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an I.T company that will remotely manage a small to medium size businesses IT infrastructure.  Managed IT Services is the delegating of IT jobs and tasks to a 3rd party who...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
11 February 2019
We are hearing more and more about the dangers of cyber criminals stealing and accessing data and holding companies and organisations to ransom to unlock their precious data. Small to medium sized businesses have fallen victim to...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider
07 February 2019
VoIP or Voice over Internet protocol, this is basically a form of communications system that works by converting a user’s voice into a form of digital data and sending over your internet connection as opposed to going...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,VoIP,VoIP Telephones,Voice over internet Protocol
01 February 2019
What is RMM? well in a nutshell, it is the process of controlling a small to medium size businesses IT systems such as laptops, desktops and servers which are on a network and these devices can be...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Cloud Backup,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
06 January 2019
Disaster Recovery and Backup Plan     
Backups are important and there are many ways data can be lost.  Disasters like hardware failure and damaged computers, natural disasters, human error or even disgruntled employees, all these can happen...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware
03 January 2019
As a small or medium sized business, you may have the need for an IT manager yet without the budget to stretch to one. By outsourcing your entire IT infrastructure and systems to an MSP (Managed Service...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Pro and Cons,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire
28 December 2018
On January 13th, 2020 Microsoft will cease mainstream Support for Windows 7 which has been a very popular operating system.  This means no more service packs or patches for bugs that could result in security threats.
With all...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Win 7,Windows 7,Upgrade To Windows 10,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Upgrade Windows 7 To Windows 10,Migration ,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire