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The CARA blog is provided by our team to give information on the impact of technology and software on your business and how you can take advantage of them.

The five cybercrime scams every business faces

Cybercrime against small to medium businesses is a significant concern. Over the past twelve months, 54% of all small businesses have been a victim of cybercrime. This is costing the average business £768 per year, though some businesses can have costs which are much higher. Some research has suggested that 66% of businesses don’t have the resources to recover from [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The five cybercrime scams every business faces

The financial impact of outsourcing your IT services

Often, for those in companies that have always operated in a very traditional way, outsourcing IT services has never even been a topic for discussion. This isn't because of the decisionmakers are against the idea as such, but instead, outsourcing can be something that many people fail to understand the benefits of. It's easy to get caught up in the [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The financial impact of outsourcing your IT services

Keep it consistent: 5 reasons IT awareness is a must for your business

They say that knowledge is the first step to prevention – and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to the IT practices in your business. But for the average company, simply offering available guidelines or providing initial training isn’t enough to keep your employees aware of all the practices they should be following. Continual, active awareness is what is [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Managed IT Services by CARA|Comments Off on Keep it consistent: 5 reasons IT awareness is a must for your business

IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Cybersecurity in the workplace is something that some businesses fail to take as seriously as they should. Realising that having a secure IT network in place is equally as important as having security guards, alarms, swipe passes and identity cards in place to protect your building is the first step. We are now in a time where cybersecurity is something [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Best practices for top email security

Email is one of the key entry points for hackers in an organisation. It is how hackers can gain access to passwords for third-party applications (by requesting password changes using your credentials), or by sending malware to your employees to compromise entire networks. Just by implementing some of the best practices for email security you can help to secure your [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Best practices for top email security

Addressing the human factor in cyber security

A recent survey showed that about 52% of the 5,000 businesses that took part in the study believed that their employees were their most vulnerable cybersecurity weakness. In a similar study involving organisations in the UK, nearly two-thirds of the respondents admitted that human error was to blame for data breaches in their organisations. The human factor remains one of [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Cyber-Crime, Human Resources & IT, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Addressing the human factor in cyber security