Managed IT blog
When a business experiences a data breach, it’s easy to lay the blame on hackers. The dark underworld of cyber crime is thriving, and there’s plenty of money to be made. The truth is, however, the real culprits for breaches can often be found within your own walls. Human error is a major factor in cybersecurity breaches. To see some of the most common types of cybersecurity blunders, have a look at our infographic below:
With Internet of Things (IoT) annual revenues expected to exceed $470 billion by 2020, it makes sense to understand the risks associated with connected technology. Everyday office devices such as security cameras, printers and wireless speakers may seem safe, but without implementing effective security measures, they could be putting your business at risk.
There’s a recipe for disaster brewing at your company right now. Job hopping is a growing trend in the global economy, and the UK hasn’t been spared. While many have debated the pros, cons and potential effects of job hopping, one possible problem stemming from the practice seems to have been forgotten.
With more than 100 million downloads in its first month, Pokémon GO is certainly a global phenomenon. However, for many users, the device used to chase down Pokémon like Pikachu is the same device used to access and update confidential company data during the day – and that can present a serious risk for companies. Knockoff apps, stolen devices and outdated software can turn your company’s bring your own device (BYOD) practice into a nightmare.
Supporting your organisation’s IT infrastructure with an internal service desk has become increasingly difficult. Technology is constantly changing, so keeping employees up-to-date with product training – in addition to general staffing and employment costs – can be a large burden, both financially and time-wise, for IT departments.
Whether it was a fire that brought a halt to a bustling city centre, structural damage to a bridge that diverted 80,000 commuters daily or a 106-mph storm that disrupted 130 flights, the last 12 months have had their share of incidents that kept businesses on their toes and put their revenue at risk.
TalkTalk, TK Maxx, Ebay and British Airways might be in completely different industries with different target markets, but they have one thing in common: since 2007, they have each experienced a security breach totalling hundreds of thousands of records.
Last year was a big year for us. We celebrated our 50th anniversary and announced the launch of our disaster recovery as a service platform, BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform. We’re carrying that momentum into 2016, having been shortlisted in the Cloud-based Services category of CIR Magazine’s Business Continuity Awards 2016.