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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.

7 cybersecurity myths debunked

The world of cybersecurity can be overwhelming upon first glance and there is a myriad of untruths circulating the internet. With this in mind, in order to help you protect your business's valuable data from hackers and cybercriminals, we're debunking a list of 7 popular cybersecurity myths that could jeopardise the success of your business. [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:10:50+00:00April 17th, 2020|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on 7 cybersecurity myths debunked

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 [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:05:05+00:00March 17th, 2020|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on The five cybercrime scams every business faces

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 |2020-05-18T09:59:30+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
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