What is World Backup Day?

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Backup, Data Protection, Microsoft 365 Security

World Backup Day, established in 2011 by a Reddit Group, is celebrated annually by the backup and tech industry all over the world.  It serves as a crucial reminder for both businesses and individuals to safeguard their data. Highlighting the importance of protecting data and keeping systems and computers secure. It encourages the creation and maintenance of backup copies to … Read More

What is Penetration Testing?

Tony MasonPenetration Testing

Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is a method of evaluating a computer system, network, or web application to identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber attackers. This process involves simulating real-world cyber attacks to uncover potential weaknesses in a system’s security defenses. Penetration testing aims to assess the security posture of an organisation’s IT infrastructure and … Read More

Email Security Risk Remains High

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security

Almost every organisation reports experiencing email security incidents. Unfortunately, legacy approaches to technology and training can’t keep pace with evolving threats. A recent survey by Egress highlighted that cybersecurity leaders remain vulnerable to both inbound phishing attacks and outbound data loss and exfiltration.  This is making them question the effectiveness of traditional approaches to email security. 94% of the 500 … Read More

Password Manager – The Good, The Bad & The Truth.

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Password Management, Security Awareness & Phishing

As part of any security awareness training we cover passwords. We teach users how to choose secure passwords, with the right length and characters, pass phrases etc. However, the average person has to log on to over 170+ sites/services and usually only have 3 to 19 passwords. That means there are a lot of weak/shared passwords in use & some … Read More

5 Ways For Housing Associations to Level Up M365 Email Security

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

The newly published Email Security Risk Report reveals that 99% of Cybersecurity leaders are stressed about email security.  Plus 93% of organisations experiencing security incidents in the last 12 months.  It is easy to see why. For housing associations, the risk email poses to sensitive data is pervasive. They operate a complex infrastructure environment, and need to ensure employees are appropriately … Read More

Patch Management Explained: Best Practices & Benefits

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Patch Management

All You Need To Know About Patch Management And Why Automated Patch Management Will Simplify Your Sysadmin’s Life – by ANDRA ANDRIOAIE. What is Patch Management? Patch management if the process of distributing and applying updates to software. These patches are frequently required to fix bugs in the software known as vulnerabilities. It entails the acquisition, review and deployment of … Read More

Data BackUp – Is Your Microsoft 365 Data Safe & Secured?

Tony MasonData Backup, Microsoft 365 Security

With the increased adoption of Microsoft 365, many organisations assume that data backup is included in Microsoft 365.  As a platform, it is secure. However, your data isn’t backed up in a way that you would require.  Microsoft will not cover any data loss caused by your own internal errors. Nor from malicious actions, ransomware or any other cybercrime event.  Microsoft … Read More