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Security, Web

What are security certificates for?

Digital certificates make secure transactions across the internet work. A certificate exists for every secure domain that you visit (banking, on-line shopping, etc.), and your web browser automatically collects and stores them for you. Certificates include two things: Proof of the site’s bona fides: The certificate describes the official ‘chain of trust’, from the site owner, right back…

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multicloud

Cloud

Clouds of clouds

There’s a new expression in circulation, “multicloud”. It’s just the thing for buzzword bingo, but what the heck does it mean? At Bristol IT Company, we’ve been fans of the cloud for years. We use it ourselves and provide a range of cloud services to our customers. If implemented properly, it provides a wide range of benefits and opportunities…

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ransomware

Security

Don’t be held to ransom

In the past we’ve blogged on numerous occasions about the threats presented to businesses by email born viruses and ransomware – which is where a piece of malicious software is unwittingly downloaded to a computer on your network and starts to encrypt everything it can find. This includes your data, your documents and anything that it…

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phishing attack

Security

Phishing, spear phishing and whaling

Urban myth: SMEs are not targets of cyber attacks You might think that your SME wouldn’t be a target for cyber criminals simply because larger companies offer greater opportunities, but you’d be very wrong. Such complacency could be very expensive. The total loss to SMEs from online fraud in 2015 was calculated at £9bn, whilst a 2016…

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