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March 25, 2019

Are you keeping your software up to date?

So only a month ago you were applying Operating System updates, you turn on your machine and it turns out there are more updates to be installed. Do you just install the updates or how often do you dismiss them because you’re in the middle of an important piece of work?

It can be too easy to dismiss an important update, however if those updates include security patches you can be putting your data at risk.

With the constant rise of Malwareand Ransomware applying security patches is critical to a business, if there is a breach then the whole network is at risk.

CHTSIwork with companies across Yorkshire to deploy automated monitoring and protection, with [...]

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March 24, 2019

Types of Malware and how it impacts your computer

The term Malware is thrown around too often but what does Malware mean?

The term Malware is often used when discussing security and tools to prevent infection from attackers or malicious content. There can be various types of Malware that can cause utter devastation to your computer systems. For example Malware such as Adware, Ransomware, Spyware.

What are the signs that I might be affected?

Often there is a clear indication that you are affected but sometimes it is not so obvious, some signs that your are affected are:

Crashing Emails sent from your account without your knowledge Freezing Issues connecting to networks Pop-up ads Programs running or shutting down [...]
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March 15, 2019

Who Has The Keys To Your Kingdom?

Cyber Security is a key aspect we need to look at in today’s connected world, from our children finding entertainment on YouTube to major businesses transferring billions over the internet. Often overlooked is who has access to what?

An IT Department / IT Company is often trusted with secure passwords to access all their systems, this is fine but you should have checks in place to make sure a single employee doesn’t control access. Such as in a case in the USA, a college fired an employee and the password was then held to ransom for $200,000.

We provide some guidelines to follow below.

Make Sure No Personal Addresses Are Used As A Recovery Option

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December 2, 2018

Does Someone Have Your Password?

Is Your Password safe? Recently there have been breaches resulting in passwords being leaked on the Internet, we ask does someone have my password?

Hearing about breaches are becoming a consistent thing that we suddenly hear about after the fact. Facebook was recently affected and many other companies. Have you considered if you are safe? Unfortunately all too frequently people use the same password for every website. Safety when it comes to passwords still has a long way to go until people realise the seriousness.

Why Should I Care If One Website Was Breached?

One website breached with a unique password wouldn’t be a big deal, but do you think you really used a unique [...]

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