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What is MFA (and why do you need it?)

Multi-factor authentication (or MFA) is more or less exactly what it sounds like. To access an application, you first need to pass two or more phases of verification. MFA is an extra step to ensure that you are who you say you are. For businesses, Multi-factor authentication is a security must-have. Gone are the days…

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What can Azure Information Protection do for your business?

Data security with Microsoft Azure Information Protection Azure Information Protection decreases the opportunities for human error. Human error is no excuse for data mishandling, yet it’s still the biggest risk to data security. Since GDPR regulations came into force, data handling is serious stuff. With more regulations and increased fine, data breaches come at a…

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Azure Identity Protection | The next very welcome technology?

  As many of us are discovering, the landscape for technology and life in general is changing, and in some respects not entirely for our benefit. When you call the bank you are interrogated, when your card is declined you have to explain yourself thoroughly, and god forbid you forget your online banking password! Still,…

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The Importance of Being Vigilant on the Internet

We are all aware of cyber threats and internet fraudsters, but how many of us think along the lines of “this will never happen to me” or “I would know for sure if I received a dodgy link”? Some real-life examples now have me thinking even harder about how serious the risk is, and how a…

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Our view on GDPR…stop the panic

GDPR is the word on everyone’s lips, and here at Microbyte we’re getting asked about it a lot. Many of you are worried about the hefty 4% fine for offending companies, but if you’re already taking data seriously, there’s no need to panic. General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect next May, but most…

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Ransomware: The Threat Is Very Real

  Above is a screenshot from one of the latest ransomware strains, dubbed ‘Jigsaw’. The image above is one that is being used in ransomware attacks. Terrifying? Absolutely, but not just because of the disturbing image used; not because of the cocky, brazen tone that has been adopted – but because of the damage that…

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Ransomware: Why is it on the increase?

The modern office has come a long way over the last three decades; can you recall the realms of physical paperwork ‘carefully’ filed in enormous, overbearing filing cabinets that were kept under lock and key for each drawer? The keys themselves were also kept locked away, and you underwent interrogation by the guardian of the…

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Five ways to keep your email secure

Another day, another hacking story. From celebrity data leaks to multi-million pound breaches by global corporations. A hacked email account or server means so much more than a password reset. Think about what’s inside your emails, linked accounts, reused passwords, sensitive data, and you’ll see the snowball effect can be devastating. Businesses should make sure…

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Don’t get hooked by the Phishermen

In today’s crazy world, it’s easy to get caught up thinking you need to read and act on absolutely everything you are being presented with; email, post, text, Facebook, Twitter, BBM, the list is endless! That “bing” sound from one of your various devices is comparable, for some, to a drill sergeant shrieking they get…

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IT investment is your insurance

If you’re putting off upgrading old or outdated equipment, chances are it’s because you’re worried about the cost, the inconvenience, and there’s that tiny voice in your head saying ‘surely, this will do for a bit longer?’ While these are very normal responses, they wouldn’t serve you very well if your car needed an MOT…

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