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IT security awareness is a main stream issue faced by every user of technology. CARA Technology focus on prevention techniques and disaster recovery systems to ensure impact and cost to business is minimised.  The first step is to be IT security aware, read our posts and visit our IT security services and solutions page to see how we can help safe guard 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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:57:53+00:00December 18th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:57:14+00:00November 18th, 2019|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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:56:30+00:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber-Crime, Human Resources & IT, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Addressing the human factor in cyber security

Up to 1 in 3 millennials are risking their workplace cybersecurity while on holiday

The activities of millennials have come under the microscope as a recent survey from Palo Alto Networks Trust has found that as many as 1/3 of them risk the cyber security of their workplace devices while vacationing. The Digital Age survey was carried out alongside YouGov and Dr Jessica Barker, an expert on the [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:17:12+00:00August 15th, 2019|IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Up to 1 in 3 millennials are risking their workplace cybersecurity while on holiday

Why does my business need an IT disaster recovery service?

Being a small business owner in 2019 means wearing a lot of hats, bringing with it a whole host of concerns. From Brexit to banking to branding, the to-do list can seem insurmountable. Add to this the increasing threats from cyber attacks, file corruption, hardware failure and a host of other IT emergencies and [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:08:03+00:00May 15th, 2019|IT Disaster Recovery Solutions, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Why does my business need an IT disaster recovery service?

5 big threats to IT security in 2019

In the field of IT security, new threats are constantly emerging. Cyber criminals continue to evolve more sophisticated technologies designed with the sole purpose of compromising an organisation and extracting valuable, confidential data, or disrupting essential services. In order to develop an IT security strategy capable of effectively anticipating and coping with cutting-edge security [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:03:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|IT Security Aware|Comments Off on 5 big threats to IT security in 2019

Protecting your Office 365 from ransomware

Over the past few years, awareness of ransomware has rocketed. Something that originally sounded like it described the outfits Dick Turpin and his pals donned before hitting the highway, it's now widely understood to be one of the biggest headaches that a company relying on IT can face. So that's pretty much any company in [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00December 11th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Protecting your Office 365 from ransomware

The consequences of poor IT security for your business

IT is now the cornerstone of how every modern business operates, and with that comes the unassailable fact that proper levels of IT security are not negotiable. If you're not taking proper steps to ensure the security of your business' IT systems, you're placing your business, yourself, your employees, and your customers/clients at great personal [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00October 8th, 2018|IT Disaster Recovery Solutions, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on The consequences of poor IT security for your business

IT Security Training – Humans are often the weak link in the system

With increasing reports of cyber-attacks and the constant digitisation of the workplace, it is of vital importance that you and your employees are aware of the risks that a weak IT security system can have on your company. Many companies give their employees IT security training, but these often forget that within security systems, human [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:11+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on IT Security Training – Humans are often the weak link in the system

Tips for avoiding ransomware on your computer

You've probably heard about how common ransomware seems to be now. You may have heard about businesses being locked out of their systems until they paid a fee to get back in. Or, if you were especially unlucky, you may have even been the victim of ransomware yourself. You can avoid this kind of thing [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:28:12+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Tips for avoiding ransomware on your computer