Job Opportunity – Support Engineer (Contractor)

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Role The role is for a full time (9:00 – 5:30, Monday to Friday) support engineer (contractor) on a rolling 6 month contract (3 months initial). The role will require you to work remotely from your home in Manchester (all of our team work remotely) on the service desk covering 1st, 2nd and 3rd line … Read more

6 Important GDPR IT security checks for your SME business

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If you believe that IT security is reserved for really big companies with umpteen plus employees and a dedicated IT team, you are sadly mistaken and your systems could likely be very exposed. Not to mention with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) now less than 6 months away, it is more vital than ever … Read more

NHS Ransomware Cyber Attack – How to protect your business

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Jamie Claret our IT Security Expert talks about the NHS Ransomware Cyber Attack (malicious code known as WannaCry) that occurred on 12th May 2017 which has now affected 40+ NHS Trusts and 70+ countries with businesses at a standstill.

Watch this video to find out how you can preempt a ransomware cyber attack by putting in place proactive IT security services and platforms for your workstations, servers and networks.

Protect your business from cyber threats and ransomware attacks #nhscyberattack

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6 Services That We Offer That You Probably Didn’t Know About

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At Amazing Support, we offer a lot of services –including Managed IT Support, Cloud Solutions and IT Consultancy. However, you might not know that we can offer even more than that! Here is an overview of some of our additional IT support services available for your business.   1. Office Relocations Moving office is just … Read more

5 Essentials your IT Support Company Should Cover for your Business

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The average IT Support contract can be baffling for the lay person. It’s easily to get lost in a bunch of jargon. It’s possible that you don’t even know what your business is actually covered for. Here’s some aspects that should be covered on your support contract. If you are aren’t, then you should ask your support … Read more

Does backing up Office 365 make sense?

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Performing backups are about as exciting as watching water boil. Let’s face it, no one is excited to do backups, just like no one is excited to pay for car insurance.  However, just like car insurance it is most appreciated when “things” hit the proverbial fan.  Think of backups as digital insurance policies whose benefit … Read more

August Link Roundup

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With the ever-changing landscape of IT security, it’s important to stay current. Every month, Amazing Support brings you a link roundup of relevant news and articles in the interest of keeping our customers and readers fully informed on what new or recurring security dangers exist on the internet, whilst offering the best possible solutions to maintain … Read more

Is Your Business Safe? Server Negligence Is Making It Easy For Ransomware Attackers

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Three million. That’s the number of servers that are at risk right now around the world. The reasons why they are at risk are so obvious that it is almost laughable that they are at risk in the first place. But there is nothing funny about compromised systems and data being held for ransom. This … Read more

Layered Security – Two locks are better than one

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Redundant security has been a tried and true method of decreasing or deterring breaches for hundreds of years. The Romans did it. Their forts were never guarded by just a single soldier. There would be at least two soldiers per wall, or more depending on the size of the structure being guarded. Fast forward a … Read more

Over 90% of FTSE companies are expecting a cyber attack this year

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Over 90% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) at FTSE 100 and FTSE 500 companies have said that they expect to be targeted and hit by some form of cyber attack this year in 2016. Not only is this worrying but despite being abundantly aware of this threat, almost three quarters don’t believe they have adequate security measures in … Read more

Cryptolocker – Its threat, its legacy and why you should still keep your guard up

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In the summer of 2013 a seemingly harmless trojan started infecting Windows computers and when it was taken down 9 months later it had succeeded to extort $3 million dollars from victims. Cryptolocker used the existing Gameover ZeuS botnet and a host of infected email attachments to spread itself all over the internet. When it … Read more