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  • Email security Protect your mailbox! - There are 3.8 billion mailbox users worldwide. In today’s business environment, you’d be hard pushed to operate effectively without the heavy reliance on your daily email exchanges. They form an integral and effective form of communication regardless of your business size. Over 281 billion emails are sent every single day, which has made them the Read More
  • Windows 10 May update Windows 10: A guide to the latest update (version 1903) - Windows 10: A guide to the latest update (version 1903) Release date: May 21, 2019 Note the May 2019 Update is on a phased rollout, so you may not have received it yet. When shutting down your PC over the last couple of days, you may have been asked to update and shut down. That’s because Read More
  • Install a secure antivirus software package to your device Microsoft issue a rare Windows XP patch - A story was released on IT News on 14th May 2019 that Microsoft have issued a rare patch for Windows 7 and XP. Microsoft is warning users to apply a critical patch for a remote code execution vulnerability that could attack older versions of Windows. They have warned that the exploit can trigger even when Read More
  • PuTTY PuTTY security patches - PuTTY releases an update. PuTTY has released the latest version of its software that includes security patches for 8 high-severity security vulnerabilities. PuTTY is a popular, widely used open-source client-side program that allows users to remotely access computers over SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin network protocols. According to their website all previous versions of PuTTY software Read More
  • Get Cyber Essentials accredited - 1 in 5 businesses unaware of the benefits of Cyber Essentials accreditation A recent independent study has highlighted that a worrying number of UK businesses still aren’t aware of the benefits of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Almost 1 in 5 IT managers reported that they were unaware of how Cyber Essentials compliance could help Read More
  • USB sticks USB memory sticks in business - Whose memory stick is it anyway? USB use poses a unique problem. Most are personal property and contain personal data yet have found their way into daily use in just about every organisation, despite the fact that many can carry malware infections, they can be easily lost or stolen and putting data of any kind Read More
  • WinRAR vulnerability Warning: Critical WinRAR Flaw identified - If you are a Windows user, you may be affected. A dangerous new remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the WinRAR software. This vulnerability is affecting hundreds of millions of users worldwide. WinRAR is a popular Windows compression application that has around 500 million users. The vulnerability is affecting all versions of the Read More
  • Cyber Essentials - We take IT security seriously. It’s our job to! We regularly undergo rigorous testing as a business, and are proud to have added to our impressive list of awards, the certification in Cyber Essentials. What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme. To obtain the certification, we had to prove that we Read More
  • Free wifi Staying safe on public Wi-Fi - Free public Wi-Fi is so convenient, but have you ever thought about how it can compromise your security? In this article we show you how you can reduce the risks you face when using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet when you are out and about  We’ve all been there, stuck without a data connection when Read More
  • Laptop rental Hold your most engaging business meeting yet! - Smart’s top tips! Meetings are an essential part of any business and are important for effective communication with colleagues, teams, and stakeholders. The issue with meetings is if you’re not careful, they can be a bit dull. We all know the drill, hour-long meetings with bucket loads of information being thrown at you that can Read More