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How To Spot An ICO Scam

Inspired by the ‘pump and dump’ scams we got to know in Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street, ICO scams have evolved to plague the cryptocurrency market. An ICO or Initial Coin Offering is a fundraising process where those looking to finance new projects sell crypto tokens in exchange for Bitcoin or Ethereum. Think the cryptocurrency version of Kickstarter. Whilst many legitimate start-ups use ICOs for the development of new projects, cybercriminals are using the same mechanism to raise funds through scam projects, initiatives that will never see the light of day and will simply take your Bitcoin or…

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What to Do in the Wake of a Cyber Attack

According to the latest government statistics, almost half of all UK businesses have been hit by a cyber-attack or breach in the past 12 months. Whilst much emphasis is put on preventing a cyber-attack, knowing what to do if your company and its data fall victim to cybercrime is just as important. The aftermath of a cyber-attack or breach is after all devastating. Regardless of your company’s size or niche, a cyber-attack has the potential to lead to loss of customers, loss of sales, reduced profits and even business closure. As a leading provider of outsourced IT support, we know…

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Does a Cyber Attack Really Affect Brand Reputation?

With the world in which we live becoming more and more technologically driven, it’s no wonder that so many individuals are taking their businesses online. Many businesses operate predominantly online these days but for every advantage comes a host of risks. The subject of cyber security remains a hot topic, and with breaches and attacks on the rise, it seems no one is safe. According to the latest government statistics, seven in ten large companies became victims of a cyber-attack or breach. But it’s not just a business’ size and profit margins that make organisations prime targets. Firms that hold…

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What is a Continuity Plan?

Disasters happen, particularly within the online world where the convenience, accessibility and ease of the net can quickly be turned on its head. Whatever threats your business faces thanks to the technologically driven world in which we live, minimising disruption and aiding recovery so work can continue as usual is important. Business continuity planning is always a hot topic, but for those unfamiliar with the term, where do you begin? Read on to discover our essential guide to business continuity planning. What is business continuity planning? A buzz phrase across many business resources, continuity planning is no doubt important, but…

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Upgrade or Buy New? The Best Next Step for Your IT Infrastructure

For many businesses, an IT infrastructure is integral to operations. Keeping your infrastructure, and the software, hardware, devices and processes within, up to date is therefore of the utmost importance. Whilst buying a whole new infrastructure is out of the question for many businesses looking to strengthen performance whilst keeping a handle on budgets, upgrading your infrastructure always tends to be the next best step for companies of all sizes and niches. In this blog post, we uncover the benefits that go hand-in-hand with upgrading your IT infrastructure. Stay ahead of the pack Making sure the technology that supports your…

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How to Protect Your Brand in the Event of a Cyber-Attack

We recently gave you our top tips for protecting your business against ransomware attacks. But with the growing threat of cyber-attack affecting businesses big and small, the prospect of being the victim of a breach is more of a reality than ever. Ransomware is just one of the methods used by cyber criminals looking to gain access to the valuable data that your company and its customers hold dear. Whilst there are countless articles across the web detailing how you can protect yourself from attack, knowing what to do when a cyber security crisis does hit is just as essential….

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The Online Scamming Techniques You Need to Be Aware Of

The benefits of running an online business, or having a website or web presence to connect with online customers, are many. As well as having global access to a greater array of customers, the improved customer service, cost savings and speedy delivery options you can provide as a result make conducting part or your entire business online an attractive prospect. Doing business online doesn’t just put you and your products or services out there to potential customers however. Your online presence may attract unwanted attention from hackers and other cyber criminals, but you shouldn’t have to boycott the net to…

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The Most Common Cybercrimes Affecting UK Businesses

With news that online fraud and cybercrime are now the most common offences in the UK, it’s safe to say that businesses up and down the country have to be on their guard both online and off. The introduction of the government’s five-year, £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy was of course news to every business’ ears. Whilst the scheme will help to tackle the hackers and issues that pose risks to national security and the public, simply being aware of the common cybercrimes affecting UK businesses can go a long way in aiding prevention. As a leading provider of…

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Protecting Your Business Against Ransomware Attacks

As a key threat affecting businesses and individuals at the moment, ransomware has already affected countless brands. As the name suggests ransomware involves a request for ransom in exchange for the return of precious company data. Attackers use encryption, an IT security strategy traditionally used to stop sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands, to take control data, making it virtually impossible for the victim to get it back. The NHS is just one of the big names that has fallen victim to ransomware attack, and it appears no organisation is safe. Overall 54% of UK companies have been…

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Why Outsource Your IT Support?

For start-up and small businesses finding the support you need to develop and manage the infrastructure that will keep your company, and its growth, on track isn’t easy. Even for bigger brands, IT support is integral to the way a company operates. IT systems, networks, hardware, software and the data they hold help you deliver an even better service to your own customers. Recruiting an IT specialist or IT support team in-house isn’t always an option for businesses that want to keep a handle on budgets, but you shouldn’t have to go without the support you need. Outsourcing your IT…

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We had some concerns when faced with the requirement to move our IT service contract away from our existing provider. Our concerns were unjustified. The process was entirely stress free and caused no additional workload for our team. Syntec project managed the transition, providing an efficient migration without any impact to service or our existing procedures.
Stuart CastleTechnical Consumer Products Ltd
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