World Backup Day – without data where would we be now?

World Backup Day – without data where would we be now?

Covid-19, and the subsequent lockdowns, has proven just how data-dependent we are. Millions of people are now working from home and if it wasn’t for the internet and data, economies the world over would crash spectacularly. Data allows us to withdraw cash from...
Consumer Reports gives smart device makers an ultimatum

Consumer Reports gives smart device makers an ultimatum

Consumer Reports has drawn a red line, reminding manufacturers of smart devices that people have a right to privacy in their homes – and they need to raise the standard of security for their connected cameras, doorbells, and security systems. The letter was...
Cybersecurity checklist for small offices

Cybersecurity checklist for small offices

How many small offices have time for complex cybersecurity? They need to get on with the business of generating revenue, bringing in new clients and making sure everything is running as smoothly as possible. But cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complex or...
Reclaim your Security, Privacy and Freedom

Reclaim your Security, Privacy and Freedom

Have you ever heard of Kevin Mitnick? He was a notorious hacker who used to be on the US government’s “Most Wanted” list. He served five years in prison for computer fraud. But since his release, he has built a career working as a security consultant. Today he is a...
How to secure your wireless connection in 8 steps

How to secure your wireless connection in 8 steps

Hardening your wireless network is always a good idea. It stops others from ‘leeching’ your Wi-Fi and also deters potential hackers. It’s also straightforward, doesn’t require technical knowledge and can be done in minutes. Read on for a few tips. A few years back...
Simple steps to protect your home network

Simple steps to protect your home network

If you’ve got one or two computers in your house, a Wi-Fi network and a smart device such as a TV, you’ve got a home network that needs protection. Unless you’ve checked each device and the wireless router and ensured the smart device has a strong password, you never...