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Beware of Email and SMS Compromise Scams

This week sees the gradual return to the office with the easing of restrictions and while many companies will adopt fully remote or hybrid working, many more look forward to having their teams back in the office. Cybercriminals tend to take advantage of any situational changes and we are already seeing an uplift in scams.

2022-01-25T15:56:59+00:00January 25th, 2022|Cyber Awareness Training, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Beware of Email and SMS Compromise Scams

Managed IT Services – The Essential Business Utility

Most modern providers of IT Services deliver their solutions in what is commonly referred to as Managed IT Services. While many of us simply refer to it as IT Support it's like saying your mobile device is just a phone. Making calls is just one of many functions your mobile device can do and the same can be said for modern IT Services. IT Support is a very important element of Managed IT Services but only one of the many functions carried out by your IT service provider.

2022-01-24T08:53:06+00:00January 24th, 2022|IT Support|Comments Off on Managed IT Services – The Essential Business Utility

The 12 Scams of Christmas

It may be the season of goodwill and a time for giving but this Christmas we are asking you to be a bit of a Scrooge and don’t gift your finances or data to potential scammers. Here are some of the most common scams you are likely to experience across email, text message and phone calls.

2021-12-15T11:20:57+00:00December 15th, 2021|Scams, Security|Comments Off on The 12 Scams of Christmas

Most Popular Google Searches in Ireland for 2021

As 2021 draws to a close in a year that was once again overshadowed by the ongoing pandemic, we look back on the most popular Google searches in Ireland over the last year in comparison to 2020. Coronavirus is still in the top 5 of overall searches but has fallen to 3rd place from 2nd in 2021 and this year sports-related queries take up 3 of the top 5 spots. Here are the top Google search queries in Ireland for 2021 compared to 2020.

2021-12-09T10:52:32+00:00December 9th, 2021|Google|Comments Off on Most Popular Google Searches in Ireland for 2021

What’s New in Microsoft Teams November 2021 Update

Each month Microsoft give us an update on all the latest features added to Microsoft Teams. This post published at the end of November showcases a number of excellent new features that are sure to please Teams fans and users across the globe.

2021-12-08T09:32:25+00:00December 8th, 2021|Microsoft|Comments Off on What’s New in Microsoft Teams November 2021 Update

IT.ie signs the Microsoft Partner Pledge

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, IT.ie shares Microsoft’s technology vision and commitment, understanding the pivotal role technology can play in addressing broader societal challenges. To drive this Microsoft have launched the Microsoft Partner Pledge which focuses on the following four critical goals:

2021-11-16T12:48:04+00:00November 16th, 2021|Corporate Social Responsibility, Microsoft|Comments Off on IT.ie signs the Microsoft Partner Pledge

Cyber Security Month 2021 – Top Cyber Tips

As cyber-attacks and their consequences grow, the imperative for cybersecurity awareness has become increasingly evident to businesses, schools, and individuals. Attackers use a variety of vulnerabilities and phishing attacks to compromise the security of your networks and devices. To approach this threat effectively and protect your networks, it is vital to become familiar with the cyber essentials of your business and personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more so that you can better secure your information and identity online! October is Cyber Security Month #CyberSecMonth and here are some simple tips to help keep you safe online.

2021-10-11T12:36:12+01:00October 11th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training, Data Protection, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Security Month 2021 – Top Cyber Tips

The Benefits of Cyber Security Awareness Training

Cyber Security Awareness Training is one of the best ways to help protect your business from malicious actors and prevent possible breaches. A compromise of valuable data resulting from a cyber-attack is possibly the greatest threat to your business, right now. Here are 6 benefits of Cyber Security Awareness Training and why your organisation should implement it, right now.

2021-07-27T12:14:27+01:00July 27th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training|Comments Off on The Benefits of Cyber Security Awareness Training

Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

Did you know that human error was a contributing factor in 95% of breaches? Since human error plays such a vast role in cyber breaches, addressing it is key to reducing the chances of your business being successfully targeted. It also allows you to protect your business from a far wider range of threats than any single technical solution could and can potentially empower your workforce to actively look out for and report new threats they may encounter. Mitigation of human error must be key to business cybersecurity in 2021.

2021-07-14T08:51:03+01:00July 13th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Attack – The Human Trigger

Cyber Awareness Training – Sowing the seeds of mistrust

Most employees have sat in on manual handling courses, first-aid training, safe pass, health & safety meetings but few have ever participated in cyber training. If the inbox is the biggest threat to the business, then the casual nature of how it is used by staff must change

2021-07-27T12:13:04+01:00June 27th, 2021|Cyber Awareness Training|Comments Off on Cyber Awareness Training – Sowing the seeds of mistrust
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