Beware Ransomware!

“The files on this computer have been encrypted! You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your files will be permanently destroyed!” The message no one wants to read, you’ve been hit with RANSOMWARE. Such attacks can be costly for businesses as ransomware infects a computer, blocks access to computer files and demands that money […]

Business Continuity – Make a List & Check it Twice

When it comes to business continuity, plans aren’t meant to cover every eventuality but rather provide a starting point and a guide as you work through the situation as it develops. That said, it is important that the plans deliver articulate, clear and concise procedures so if a business critical issue or disaster does occur, […]

Business Continuity – Keeping your Data Safe and Business Trading

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is one of the most important areas in IT security today and it’s only becoming more prominent as large-scale breaches within the private and public sector continue to shake consumer trust and provoke ever-increasing government regulation. What is it? Identity and access management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the […]

Business Continuity – Communicating Effectively Internally In Times Of Disruption

It can be argued that a company’s most valuable, and sometimes most underestimated, resource is its employees. Communicating effectively with them in times of disruption can make the difference between a smooth recovery from a disaster or one that is plagued with further issues. In times of disaster or disruption, employees may need to work […]

8 Top Tips for Keeping Your IT in Great Shape

In one way or another, Information Technology (IT) is an integral part of any business and we often don’t realise how much we rely on it until it’s non-operational. When such a thing occurs, business day-to-day operations are slowed and can even grind to a halt. Luckily, you can reduce the stress and damage that […]

Not A Very Merry Christmas – Looking Back to 1987

Christmas Tree EXEC was the first widely disruptive computer worm which paralysed several international computer networks in December 1987. Christmas Tree EXEC was an early mass mailing worm coded by an unnamed student from Clausthal University of Technology. This was the first widely disruptive computer worm which paralysed several international computer networks including the European Academic Research […]

Manufacturing and business continuity

Coming from the perspective of the manufacturing industry, business continuity is about ensuring products continue to reach customers, regardless of any internal problems or issues as that arise. Of course like us all in the business world manufacturers need to identify their critical value adding processes and business activities, focus on keeping them operational or […]

Business Continuity- Who You Gonna Call?

Following an incident, you may find that you can’t perform a recovery yourself, you may need a professional to help restore your business. So of course the question is… Who you gonna call?(Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Your first thought after an incident should be safety. If the workplace is unsafe for any reason, don’t allow […]

Business Continuity – Calling in the Experts (Part 2)

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