The Government has recently launched a new scheme across the UK to assist small to medium sized businesses in upgrading their broadband. The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will see firms being able to claim up to £3,000 to upgrade their broadband to a gigabit capable connection. The scheme forms part of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme, backed by a £200 million investment courtesy of the Government.
Are you a serial software update snoozer? It's important to be aware that your data and files are at risk unless you have installed the latest updates. Ensuring you update operating systems and keep software updated as and when it prompts you is vital if you want to avoid cyber threats.
Our lives certainly seem to be getting so much easier and, you would think, more safeguarded thanks to smart home technology. But have you stopped to consider how secure all these WiFi connected devices actually are?
According to various media reports, a ‘category one’ cyber-attack will happen “sometime in the next few years” says a director of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Here we look at how businesses need to change the way they think about cyber security by switching to risk management and investing in a tailored strategy.
More data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than during the whole of 2016 according to reports. According to Gemalto, less than 1 per cent of the lost, stolen or compromised data utilised encryption to make the information useless to the perpetrator: an exceptionally worrying statistic. Also worrying is that Cybercrime was responsible for the majority of data breaches. All of this begs the question, what are businesses doing to protect their data, financial position and reputation?
The likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, and the forthcoming Apple HomePod, certainly seem to be the next must-have device. Working via a simple voice command and springing to life on hearing their personal ‘wake word’, they can do everything from shuffling a music playlist and providing the latest weather forecast through to ordering pretty much all you could wish for and keeping you on track with updates from your personal calendar. Synced with other devices, they will also control your home heating and security and switch your lights on and off. All good. However, there’s something you need to know.