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Month: January 2018

Bitcoin: A Waste Of Time For Small Businesses?

Bitcoin: A Waste Of Time For Small Businesses?

Bitcoin promises big things, but the threats of fraud and huge losses are never too far away Unless you’ve been living under a particularly large rock in a particularly isolated desert for the past few years, you’ll have heard of Bitcoin. It was the first of its kind, and to this day it’s the most […]

11 Bad Email Habits & How To Avoid Them

11 Bad Email Habits & How To Avoid Them

Email can be a fantastic business tool, but it can also become a productivity killer, a source of misunderstanding and a disruption to our work-life balance. Thankfully, there are ways to make email work better for everyone, writes TMB’s technical director, Richard Shuker… We live in a world where instant communication is easy, via a […]

Can BYOD Really Work For Small Businesses?

Can BYOD Really Work For Small Businesses? byod

Should you allow your team to use their own devices or work, and what risks does it bring if you do? Bring your own device (BYOD), where employees use their own personal computers in the workplace, is something many people appreciate. On the face of it, that seems puzzling. If you’ve spent thousands of pounds equipping […]

Why Connecting To Hotel Wi-fi Could Be A Security Risk

Why Connecting To Hotel Wi-fi Could Be A Security Risk

Even the complimentary mint on your pillow won’t cheer you up if you’re targeted Connecting to hotel wi-fi is part and parcel of most business trips. Complimentary internet access means not having to tether to your phone and use up your data allowance for the month. You can read your emails, browse the web and […]

What Is Cyber Essentials, And How Does It Work?

What Is Cyber Essentials, And How Does It Work?

The government’s cyber security initiative is useful, but it might not be enough on its own… Businesses are ‘panic buying’ cyber insurance, in response to rising cyber crime and the upcoming GDPR deadline. So says the BBC, which also highlighted the role of security certification, including the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. By gaining certification, businesses […]

What Does The Carphone Warehouse Fine Mean For SMEs?

What Does The Carphone Warehouse Fine Mean For SMEs?

£400k and we haven’t even started GDPR yet A few days ago, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) slapped a meaty £400,000 fine on Carphone Warehouse for a data breach it suffered in 2015. Due to the company’s out-of-date WordPress sites, hackers were able to steal personal data on more than three million customers and over […]

When Bad Updates Attack – And How To Deal With It

When Bad Updates Attack – And How To Deal With It

Meltdown and Spectre patches show just how wrong patches can go Bolstered security, new features, performance tweaks, visual improvements – all good reasons to install updates. And whether you’re using a Windows PC, a Mac, a smartphone or a tablet, you’ll find yourself frequently downloading and installing updates to make your software better. Unfortunately, though, it […]

Why Are Backups So Important To Businesses?

Why Are Backups So Important To Businesses?

Everyone knows they should make backups – but why? What could happen if you don’t? In our previous backup-related blog post, we looked at how the 3-2-1 rule can help businesses to protect against data loss. This time around, we’re going to look at why we make backups in the first place, and what can happen […]

Is Cyber Insurance Worth It For Small Businesses?

Is Cyber Insurance Worth It For Small Businesses?

In an increasingly digital economy, the value of data is undeniable. But are cyber insurance premiums, which promise to pay out in the event of data loss, a viable solution to the problem? According to the blog ITPro, 2018 is going to be the year of data insurance. Pointing to the growing number of data […]

Meltdown And Spectre – The Computer Flaws That Affect Practically Everyone

Meltdown And Spectre – The Computer Flaws That Affect Practically Everyone

People are calling them the worst computer flaws to be discovered for decades. But what do Meltdown and Spectre mean for you? Two fundamental flaws have been discovered in computer processors that will affect the vast majority of businesses and consumers around the world. Dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, they make it possible for hackers to […]

The 3-2-1 Rule: Backups That Could Help Avoid Disaster

The 3-2-1 Rule: Backups That Could Help Avoid Disaster

Can you really secure your business data in three steps? Creating backups doesn’t have to be complicated or painful, but it does need to be effective. That’s why at TMB, we recommend using what’s known as the 3-2-1 rule to guide your backup routines. It’s straightforward, easy to remember and it insures against data loss in […]