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Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

In the final part in this series on cybercrime, I will highlight some other forms of cybercrime that you should be aware of and that have the potential to negatively impact your business operations. I will then finish off by summarising what has been covered throughout the series in a section titled "lessons learned" Other

2017-06-22T20:44:04+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Websites|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack

In Part 2 of this series on cybercrime I explained what Phishing is and how a particular form of phishing, known as ransomware has come to prominence and accounts for a reported 97% of all phishing attacks. In this section I will explain the steps we at IT.ie highly recommend that you immediately take

2017-06-14T23:15:34+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack

Cybercrime Part 2 – Prepare for the Attack

In part 1 of this series on cyber crime, I explained its origins and that in its infancy, hacking was a tool used to improve early computer programs and not originally designed with theft in mind. To be fair to hackers, the majority have no interest whatsoever in engaging in illegal activity. In fact many

2017-06-20T19:51:18+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 2 – Prepare for the Attack

Cybercrime Part 1 – A Brief History

In light of the recent global ransomware attack by the Wannacry virus, I have decided to put together a series of posts to help you, the business owner greatly reduce your chances of a cyber-attack. Before I get into this, let me be very clear - nobody can give a guarantee that you won’t

2017-06-20T19:50:05+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 1 – A Brief History

Get The Most Out Of Microsoft Office 365

So, I’ve purchased a Microsoft Office 365 subscription for my business. Great  Ok, so I have Word, excel and PowerPoint etc. in the cloud. Got that.   I can use it across and download on several devices. All good. But, what makes it so different from the old Microsoft Office package   Office 365 is

2017-05-22T10:34:05+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Microsoft, Office 365|Comments Off on Get The Most Out Of Microsoft Office 365

The Battle Between HDD and SSD – And The Winner Is?

It is highly likely that the computer system you are using today is still equipped with the traditional spinning Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and while there is no urgent rush to change them, just as VHS was replaced by DVD, HDD drives are slowly being replaced by Solid State Drives (SSD). How do they differ?

2017-05-09T08:25:12+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Data Management|Comments Off on The Battle Between HDD and SSD – And The Winner Is?

Web Browsing at Work – Is it Secure?

To the Cyber-criminal, your browser is their gateway to your personnel information. There is a treasure trove of information available on your browser, be it credit card details, emails, browsing history, passwords, bank details etc. You can never be 100% secure when browsing the web. There are however several common-sense steps you can take

2017-05-02T12:53:10+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Web Browsing at Work – Is it Secure?

Introducing Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview

Microsoft have introduced a new, intelligent task management app that makes it easy to plan and manage your day. Say hello to Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview. To-Do comes from the team behind the Wunderlist app, and delivers a smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organised and get the most

2017-05-04T08:52:28+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Microsoft, Office 365|Comments Off on Introducing Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview

SharePoint Virtual Summit 16 May 2017

With more than 85 million active users, Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and entire organizations with the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration. Office 365 is designed to meet the unique workstyle of every group with purpose-built, integrated applications: Outlook for enterprise-grade email; Yammer for networking across the organization; Skype for Business as the

2017-04-15T15:48:32+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Microsoft, Office 365|Comments Off on SharePoint Virtual Summit 16 May 2017