Eliminating Cybersecurity Risks for Your Business

How to get the perfect video call setup, whatever your budget

How to get the perfect video call setup, regardless of your budget

Have you ever been on a video call, and the other person's video quality looks and sounds BAD?

They might be looking at a laptop webcam (never a great angle). And because they are poorly lighted, they appear to be criminals. Also, they could be using a cheap microphone that gives off the impression that they are making a poor phone call?

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If you’re under pressure to take urgent action – stop and think

If you’re under pressure to take urgent action – stop and think

Phishing scams are one of the biggest security threats to your business right now.

A massive 83% of organizations said they suffered successful attacks last year. And with just under a third of phishing emails being opened, the chances that someone in your business will be fooled are high.

But to make matters more difficult, cyber criminals have borrowed a technique from ransomware groups that is designed to panic people into acting and giving away their login details.

This new kind of phishing attack begins like most others.

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Is working from home really good for your business?

Is working from home really good for your business?

Working from home. Or remote working, as it’s now called.

It’s the big thing in business, isn’t it? And some people love it.

They’re happier working where they want, and when they want. And that makes them more productive and less likely to leave.

But have you stopped to consider the downside to remote working? The negative elements for your business and your people?

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What does the global chip shortage mean for your business?

What does the global chip shortage mean for your business?

For the past couple of years, the tech world has been struggling with a huge shortage of chips.

But it’s not just tech businesses that are feeling the impact.

So many of the things we use every day contain a chip. Laptops and desktops of course. But also, household appliances, even our cars. It’s hard to find an electric device without a chip.

This shortage has the potential to disrupt our modern lives.

Did you know, it’s been going on since 2020 (that year really was a gift, wasn’t it)?

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If any of your staff work remotely, you need to be on top of this

If any of your staff work remotely, you need to be on top of this

Remote and hybrid working is now normal for a lot of people.

But a recent survey has found that, despite it being more than two years since many of us were forced to work from home, too many businesses still don’t have the right cyber security measures in place for those away from the office.

The survey was originally intended to learn about spending plans from now into next year. However, the results highlighted just how few businesses have the right cyber security protections.

And it’s a worry.

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Some employees won’t stop using apps that could be a security risk

It’s likely a lot of the applications and software tools you’re using now are different from the ones your business used before the pandemic.

That’s because we’ve all had to make big adjustments to the way we communicate and collaborate.

And to begin with, it may have been hit and miss. It’s possible in the first few weeks and months that your employees had to use whatever tools they had available to them.

Now that we’ve settled into permanent new ways of working, we can pick the software tools that best suit our businesses.

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Microsoft’s taking a responsible leadership position on AI

Microsoft’s taking a responsible leadership position on AI

Microsoft’s decided to retire and rework an AI tool that could not only recognize our facial features, but also identify our mood.

Azure Face is an emotion recognition tool. These are highly criticized by experts who believe they violate human rights.

Microsoft has just published the updated version of its Responsible AI Standard.

It wants AI to be a positive force in the world, and says it recognized Azure Face has the potential to be misused.

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