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Digital security tips for small businesses

Monday, August 17th, 2020 by

Keeping sensitive information secure is important for everyone but there are some specific considerations required for small businesses. Not only is the personal information of staff involved, but also that of customers, financial transactions, proprietary data… the list goes on and on! As such, it may come as no surprise to learn than cyber criminals often see Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) as easy targets in scams.

Compared to their larger counterparts, SMEs typically have a limited budget, which means that they don’t have a dedicated IT resource for their security system. That means there may be fewer obstacles between a hacker and the payoff of a quick scam to get access to private information and other valuable data.

So, what can you do to keep your small business safe? We’ve put together some tips for best practice in digital safety that can be used by any small business. You won’t need to shell out for expensive consultants – just some time well spent.

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Modem safety tips

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by

Is your home network secure? With the wealth of personal information stored on our computers and other connected devices, it’s important to find out! When it comes to checking the security of your home network, your modem or WiFi router should be your first point of focus. After all, it handles all the data going in and out of your broadband connection, so it’s vital that its settings are in ship-shape.

To help protect your network, we’ve put together a list of the settings you should check whenever you get a new modem or WiFi router up and running.

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Staying safe online and dealing with bullies

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by

The internet is huge! There is so much to explore and see out there in the World Wide Web but it can also be scary. During the holidays, it’s natural for our internet usage to increase; playing games, watching videos, talking to friends and scrolling through social media. However, when you don’t know who or what lurks behind the scenes, it’s more important than ever to remain safe online.

The internet is a part of our everyday routine and with the increase in devices, there’s a greater risk of compromising your data. Despite the rise in digital usage, our basic rules have not changed and it’s important to stay on top of what’s happening online to keep safe while surfing the web. Here are some tips to keep the kids (and yourself) safe while they’re online and keep the cyber bullies at bay.

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