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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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  • It considerations office relocation

    Top 5 IT considerations when moving into serviced offices

    When looking for office space for your business 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. These services include furnished rooms and reception services. We have a number of clients … Continued

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  • business continuity

    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 … Continued

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  • office 365 security 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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