A cyber awareness guide for SMEs

Technology is rapidly evolving, providing great opportunities for businesses to improve processes and communication, however it comes with its challenges as these constant changes also open up opportunities for criminals. To help you stay on top of the latest cyber threats and what you can do to protect yourself and your business online, we’ve pulled Read More

SCAM Awareness Month – July 2016

THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU; KEEP IT THAT WAY! Do you know how to protect yourself against identity crime?  Identity theft is the UK’s fastest-growing method used to carry out criminal activity and the internet provides numerous opportunities for fraudsters to harvest the personal data of unsuspecting members of the public. Once a criminal has your details they can Read More

Introducing Data Encryption

Introducing Data Encryption from Smart Computers At Smart Computers, we’ve boosted our Smart Protect service. Introducing Data Encryption. Encryption has become a given-standard under the new General Data Protection Regulation that comes in to force in May 2018. The new regulation forces UK and EU businesses to implement security procedures to ensure that data is Read More

Important information if you are using Windows 10 version 1507

What’s happening to Windows 10 version 1507? From 9th May 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates. The following editions are affected: Home Pro Education Enterprise Since its release in July 2015, Microsoft has released two feature updates that build upon each other, delivering new features and Read More

Windows 10

Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive has said. The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company’s attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to most consumers. However, companies will have to pay for their version, as will Read More

What is ‘Patching’?

What is ‘Patching’? ‘Patching’ or a ‘Patch’ is the term used for a software update.   What does a ‘Patch’ do? Patches can do any of the following things: Fix a software bug Install a new driver Address new security vulnerabilities Address software stability issues Upgrade the software It’s vitally important not to ignore these Read More