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    Keep your business secure wherever you’re working

    Intro to Firewalls Firewalls are a crucial element to your organisation’s security. They monitor traffic coming and going, to and from your network, on the lookout for anything unknown or threatening. Firewalls also play an important role in the security of those working remotely, something that thanks to coronavirus (COVID-19) more and more of us … Continued

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  • Sophos Intercept X

    Total Cost of Ownership of Antivirus Software

    Sophos Intercept X Advanced AV has Lowest Total Cost of Ownership on the Market Here at Bristol IT we make no secret of being big advocates of Sophos’ security solutions. We have been partnered with them for a number of years and have seen how their portfolio has developed and grown into an all encompassing … Continued

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  • SSL certificates

    SSL Certificates – Why your business needs one

    “This website is not secure” How many of you have noticed the ‘not secure’ warning in the navigation bar of your browser when visiting a website? Despite Google announcing back in 2018 they would show a warning for websites that are insecure, many websites still don’t have an SSL certificate. What is an SSL Certificate? … Continued

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    Sophos Email Scanning – New Feature

    Our security partner, Sophos has announced a new feature for their Email Scanning tool to even better protect you from phishing emails, known as “Impersonation Protection”. The threat People are now more savvy to phishing emails and how to spot them. Many of us know to check sender name/address for ‘random’ domain names or free … Continued

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    Synchronised Security: Cybersecurity as a System

    Cybercriminals’ methods of attack are becoming more sophisticated every day, making it hard for security tools to keep up. What’s more, these attacks no longer focus on one area, cyber criminals want to exploit your infrastructure in as many ways as possible for maximum effect. Some people are under the impression that having security solutions … Continued

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  • Cyber Essentials – Is it essential?

    Back in 2014 it became compulsory to be cyber essentials certified if your organisation is bidding for Government tenders. But what about organisations who only deal in the private sector? Is it really ‘essential’? In this post we explore what it means to be Cyber Essentials certified and the benefits it brings to your business. … Continued

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  • deepfake

    Deepfake: A very real threat

    What is Deepfake? Deepfake is the technique of using artificial intelligence for human image synthesis. An easy way to understand this is pasting someone else’s face onto another in a video. For example, doctoring a news reader’s face onto someone talking about a fake news story – you can see the negative implications. Last month … Continued

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  • gdpr for life

    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. You are the person in charge of operations … Continued

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