Categories for Cybersecurity

Two-Factor Authentication For Google

What is 2 factor authentication?  2 factor authentication (2FA) is one specific type of multi-factor authentication.   The basic idea behind this type of authentication is to require ‘something the user possesses’ (a device of some kind), in addition to ‘something the user knows’ (username/password/pin). This provides an extra layer of security when logging into
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Two-Factor Authentication For Microsoft

What is two-factor authentication?  Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides an extra layer of security when logging into an online account. Whilst there are many types of 2FA, the most popular today is software tokens, where the user instals an authentication application on their smartphone, and when prompted by the site the user is attempting to log
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Power: An integral part of our data centre

As obvious as it sounds, power is a critical part of a data centre. Basically, data centres rely on power for just about everything they do. No power, no data! It really is like anything else that requires electricity. To ensure that everything runs smoothly at all times in a data centre, the System Administrators
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Prevent and Recover from a ransomware attack

Out of all the different types of attacks, your IT systems and servers can fall prey to, a ransomware attack is one of the worst.  So it’s not surprising that many businesses cite ransomware attacks as the one IT (or cybersecurity) breach they fear the most.  As usual, prevention is the best method of defense
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Why is Firewall Protection Essential For Your Business?

What is a firewall? A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules/policies. They act as a barrier between secured internal networks and untrusted outside networks, such as the internet.  Firewalls are available
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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): How & why to use it

In today’s online environment, the classic username and password approach to security is easy prey for cybercriminals. Logins can be compromised in minutes, and private data (such as personal and financial details) are under increasing threat. Our need for online security has drastically changed, with hackers becoming smarter and exploiting new technical vulnerabilities, passwords alone
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Top Tips To Avoid Phishing Attacks

We’ve all heard horror stories about the types of phishing attacks that are out there and it seems that cybercriminals who use phishing attacks to try to part us from our personal details and our money are getting smarter by the hour. Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which criminals attempt to
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Ransomware is on the rise but how do you prevent it?

Ransomware is an advanced form of cyber attack and one of the biggest security challenges organisations and teams around the world are facing. Unfortunately, the rise in technology seems to come hand in hand with an increase in cybercrime. But how much do you know about the ever-evolving threat of ransomware? And what steps should
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Cybersecurity: How to protect yourself at work and at home

Cybersecurity threats seem to increase every year. No matter how advanced defenders get, opportunist thieves and hackers’ methods seem to get more sophisticated and tech-savvy with new threats surfacing each year.  Of course, 2020 was no ordinary year, the Covid-19 pandemic in many ways has been a catalyst for an increase in cybersecurity threats with
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