How do I protect my business from a cyber attack?

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A question we get asked a lot by customers, contacts, friends and new business clients is how to protect your business from a cyber attack. The answer is complex and there is no quick fix or definitive list that works for every company alike.   Every business has a unique makeup and design of their … Read more

A cyber-attack could stop the country

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Superfast 5G mobile broadband will power smart cities and the internet of things (IoT) devices, but as more and more get connected, telecoms security advisors warn that cyber-attacks could increase in severity and in frequency. Smart homes adds to the risk Homes are getting smarter with smart cars, thermostats, video doorbells, internal and external cameras, … Read more

ICO levies first GDPR fine to Vote Leave Canadian company

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has levied its first GDPR enforcement notice, against Canadian company known as AggregateIQ (AIQ). The company was accused of using data improperly acquired from Facebook, and has worked on behalf of pro-Brexit group Vote Leave. AggregateIQ now has 30 days to “audit, assess, implement and document” its data processing practises … Read more

We’ve updated our Privacy Notice

We care about your personal data. You have now probably (hopefully!) already heard about the GDPR, the new General Data Protection Regulation that came into force in May 2018. We want to share with you how we store and use your data and how we keep it your important information safe. Our privacy notice link … Read more

The Power of Outsourcing and Why Your Company Should

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What do major companies like Ford, Google and Apple have in common besides being global brands? Billions of dollars in revenue probably comes to mind, but the willingness to outsource is another shared feature and what we’ll be examining in this article. If brands that have reached the level of success as those above are … 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

Amazing Support answers CompTIA Cyber Essentials Pledge

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Amazing Support answers the CompTIA Cyber Essentials Pledge and raises the standard of the IT and IT security industry by achieving the HM Government Cyber Essentials certification. Amazing Support pledged to the CompTIA UK member and partner community conference in June 2017 in Liverpool that they would be certified before the 25th May 2018 GDPR deadline. … Read more

Achieving HM Cyber Essentials through Self-Assessment – Part 1

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Part 1 – The Cyber Essential Levels Cyber crime continues to pose a valid and growing threat for every business, large or small. In direct response to this threat, the UK HM Government began working with IASME (the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises consortium) and the ISF (the Information Security Forum) in June … Read more

Basics of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

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The year 2017 is on its way to becoming the worst year in our history for cyber attacks. From threats that begin internally to creative ransomware and onward to the vast industrial Internet of Things, businesses and security experts all agree that this year there are going to be more creative and devastating attacks than … Read more