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Taking Control: Who is Using Your Data?

3.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

When did you last give your details away to a stranger? With the recent revelations from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, we are currently hyper-aware of how our data is shared around the world. When we enter our name, location, age and email address, often we don’t know where that data is stored or sent to. However, we certainly hope it does not get passed to companies who might use it to manipulate our perceptions and thoughts.   Running away with your info Online fitness recorder app Strava is seen as a great tool for runners, and produces a map of…

GDPR: Two Months To Go

28.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

Wait, it’s April next week? Where does the time go? Many businesses may well be thinking this as we head off for our Bank Holiday weekend. The deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is creeping up…

What Can You Do To Plug The IT Skills Shortage Gap?

26.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

A growing business is a booming business. You’ve got new team members, plans for a bigger office space and the figures keep getting better. Add that to a positive, can-do attitude and you’ve got yourself a winner! With your business…

Fix Your PC Leaks: Our Experts Share Their Best Tips

19.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

2017 takes the trophy for the largest number of data breaches ever. While 2016 held the record with 82,000 breaches, 2017 far surpassed it with 160,000 – that’s a rise of 78,000! However this number is likely to be much…

2018 – The Year of the Memcached Attack

8.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

DDoS attacks have been hitting the headlines over the past few years, with a number of high-profile cases causing catastrophic effects for many businesses. However, a new kind of attack is on our radar. Meet the memcached attack. We’re all…

Cloud UK Live Manchester 2018 – Live Blog

7.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

How To Switch Your SSL Systems And Stay Secure

19.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Secure websites are something we all take for granted. We can browse, click and buy almost everything and anything – from the kitchen sink to a brand new speedboat – online at any time. But this could all change with…

What to expect from DDoS attacks in 2018

16.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Your site is up and running – brilliant! The products are flying off your metaphorical shelves and the revenue is coming in, but suddenly things take a turn for the worse. Why has your site just crashed? DDoS attacks are…

Make the Internet a Safer Space for Your Family

6.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

Remember the days you knew you were in trouble if you were sent to bed before Corrie? In 2018, the only way to tell off the kids is to secretly change the Wi-Fi password. While those halcyon analogue days might…

Secure Your Business for Safer Internet Day

6.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

  The internet’s landscape is forever changing: there over 1.8 billion websites out there in the ether with this number growing every day. While it may seem baffling that babies born in the year 2000 are now fully-formed voting adults…