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GDPR is for life not just for May 2018

This time last year we were being inundated with messages and reminders of the new GDPR that came into play on 25th May 2018 and how you can ensure your business is compliant. What may not have been clear is that keeping compliant to the regulations is an ongoing exercise and not just a one … Continued

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Siegeware

Siegeware – the latest cybersecurity threat

A recent article by American Security Researcher Stephen Cobb, highlights the latest cybersecurity threat for businesses Worldwide – Seigeware. Another tactic to add to cybercriminals’ repertoire. Siegeware is where a buildings’ technology is hacked into, and is a very real threat for a growing number of businesses. The article asks you to picture this scenario: … Continued

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It considerations office relocation

Top 5 IT considerations when moving into serviced offices

When looking to move your business into an office building one of the options is a serviced office. A serviced office (as opposed to a managed office) has inbuilt services and facilities for businesses which are fully managed by a facilities management company and often include furnished rooms and reception services. We have a number … Continued

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snowmageddon

Did your business survive Snowmageddon of 2019?

For most of the UK (even Bristol!) the end of January was blanketed by snow, causing disruption to many businesses. Here at Bristol IT Company we had a ‘snow day’ but for the majority of our customers this would have gone unnoticed. This is because although most of us didn’t venture into Bristol HQ it … Continued

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upgrading devices

Should I bother updating my devices?

A new update is available, would you like to install it now? Anyone who uses software or devices such as mobile phones, laptops etc. will have more than likely seen this message pop up on a regular basis, and somehow it’s always at an inconvenient time! That 5pm deadline looming does not allow time to wait potentially … Continued

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Avoid office 365 breach

How to avoid an Office 365 security breach

A data breach is when protected information is taken without consent. It’s that simple. A breach is an opening that is not supposed to be there, it’s like having a hole in the bottom of a boat. Data breaches may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property. Data breaches … Continued

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https or not https

To HTTPS or not HTTPs, that is the question

Tuesday 24th July 2018 is a big day, it’s “HTTPS” day  – the day when the latest version of Google’s Chrome web browser (Chrome 68) starts to flag websites that don’t use a Secure Certificate (HTTP) as “Not Secure”. (What is a Secure Certificate and how they work – October 2017 blog post) Although Chrome … Continued

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Suddenly, almost nothing happened…

May 25th came and went and, despite all the portents of doom, the planet did not wobble out of orbit and head into the sun. What was May 25th? GDPR day, in case you’ve forgotten all the activity to make sure that you were compliant and all those emails begging you to re-subscribe to newsletters. … Continued

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