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How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost?

How Much Do Managed IT Services Cost?

Managed IT services are a range of IT functions that can be provided to the client by a third-party IT specialist. This third-party is commonly known as the...

Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2024

Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2024

The digital age has made cybersecurity a key concern for businesses and individuals alike. News stories about devastating cyberattacks seem like a daily occurrence, and cybersecurity has become...

Cybersecurity Benefits of Cloud ERP

Cybersecurity Benefits of Cloud ERP

A cloud ERP system can help bring about improvements in virtually every area of your day-to-day operations. It enables you to bring about growth in your business without hiring new members of staff,...

What Is a VPN and How Does It Work?

What Is a VPN and How Does It Work?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. The basic principle is to establish a digital connection between your computer and a remote server somewhere else in the world. This creates a point-to-point...

How AI is Changing Business

How AI is Changing Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the main driving force for change in the way organisations do business in the modern world. It is transforming a multitude of sectors all around the world, having an...

Top Tips To Protect Your Personal Data

Top Tips To Protect Your Personal Data

The internet is an essential aspect of modern life. For better or worse, the amount we engage with the internet keeps increasing. The technologies offer many benefits to life, but they also present...

What is Single Sign-On and How Does It Work?

What is Single Sign-On and How Does It Work?

Single sign-on (SSO) merges multiple application login screens into one. It enables users to access all of their SaaS applications by only entering their login credentials on that one page. SSO is...

Cybersecurity Myths and Misconceptions

Cybersecurity Myths and Misconceptions

Cyberattacks continue to rise apace, growing in both frequency and sophistication. This means it is more important than ever to be equipped to protect yourself, both as an individual and a business....

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses

Cyber threats are a problem for organisations of all sizes. In fact, there is evidence that smaller businesses are more likely to be targets. One reason for this is because they often lack the...

Biggest Data Breaches To Date in 2023

Biggest Data Breaches To Date in 2023

Data is one of the most important resources that a company possesses, with a lot of value gained from knowing more about your customers and your place in the market. However, losing control of this...

The Metaverse Explained

The Metaverse Explained

In recent years, the concept of the Metaverse has captured the imagination of people worldwide. From science fiction novels to blockbuster movies, the idea of a virtual reality world where people...

Smishing Attacks Explained

Smishing Attacks Explained

As our digital world continues to evolve, so do the methods employed by cybercriminals. Smishing attacks, a cunning form of phishing, have emerged as a prevalent threat targeting individuals through...

How Secure is the Cloud?

How Secure is the Cloud?

Have you ever wondered just how safe the cloud is? In this article, we explore how secure the cloud is and how cloud security can be improved.   What is the Cloud?   The cloud, in the...

Cybersecurity – Social Engineering Explained

Cybersecurity – Social Engineering Explained

Data protection is one of the biggest concerns affecting companies all around the world, with money invested in improving firewalls and adjusting software solutions to gradually eliminate all...

Key Trends in Managed IT Services

Key Trends in Managed IT Services

A company’s IT systems are some of the most significant parts of how functional the business is, with more coherent systems indicating the potential for efficiency. However, creating a coherent...

Business Guide – Responding To a Data Breach

Business Guide – Responding To a Data Breach

Securing data is becoming an essential part of the way that all organisations work, with more ways than ever of storing information and protecting it. However, data breaches are bound to occur from...

Ransomware Explained

Ransomware Explained

Ransomware is an especially problematic form of malware that can wreak havoc on your personal or company data, effectively paralysing your entire operation in the process. In this article, we look...

Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges in 2023

Biggest Cybersecurity Challenges in 2023

In 2023, organisations are vulnerable to all kinds of cyber-attacks. On average, a hacker tries to attack a business’s data every 39 seconds and according to Exploding Topics, over 800,000 people...

Is public USB charging safe? Juice Jacking explained

Is public USB charging safe? Juice Jacking explained

In today's digital world, staying connected has never been more important. With smartphones, tablets and laptops becoming an essential part of our daily lives, we are constantly looking for ways to...

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) Explained

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) Explained

No matter how big or small your business is, managing your security requirements in-house can be challenging. However, with the help of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), you can focus on...

A Business Guide to Cyber Insurance

A Business Guide to Cyber Insurance

  As cyber threats become increasingly more sophisticated and frequent, it's important for organisations to consider purchasing cyber insurance (also known as cyber liability or cyber risk...

Pen Testing Explained

Pen Testing Explained

Pen testing, also known as penetration testing, is a method used to establish the security of different applications and systems. This could include mobile application testing, cloud and network...

Are AI Chatbots like ChatGPT Safe?

Are AI Chatbots like ChatGPT Safe?

With the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, AI chatbots became an overnight sensation. Now, Google has launched its own version of the concept called Bard. It works on generative AI, creating...

15 Cybersecurity Tips for Safe Online Banking

15 Cybersecurity Tips for Safe Online Banking

Online banking provides tip of your fingers access to your bank account from anywhere and on any device. You can transfer funds and pay bills anytime you want to. It’s no surprise that online...

Email Security Explained

Email Security Explained

Email security is your first line of defence against threats to computers and networks that come via email. Email is a common way that malware and hackers find their way into computer systems. As...

What is phishing?

What is phishing?

Phishing is a form of cyberattack. It involves a target or targets being contacted by email, text message or telephone. The person initiating contact poses as a legitimate institution in order to...

Backup and Recovery Explained

Backup and Recovery Explained

Data backup and recovery is all about solving three potential problems for businesses and organisations: Computer/operating system crashes. Errors. Disasters. Data backup and recovery are extremely...

Device Protection In Your Business

Device Protection In Your Business

Before the worldwide normalisation of smartphones, mobile security was not a major consideration for the vast majority of business leaders. But today, they are a significant issue for cybersecurity,...

Cybersecurity Review 2022

Cybersecurity Review 2022

In 2022, life returned to something close to normal. Social distancing came to an end and we were able to make travel plans without having to think about lateral flow tests. The year had a few...

Digital Transformation Trends in 2023

Digital Transformation Trends in 2023

Businesses must take a proactive approach to monitor the latest digital transformation trends. The market is constantly evolving and these trends can help businesses run more efficiently. This leads...

The Benefits of Using Managed IT Services

The Benefits of Using Managed IT Services

Whether you are an IT professional or a business executive, there are various advantages to outsourcing to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). With managed IT, you get the industry knowledge,...

Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Explained

Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Explained

Cybersecurity is an absolutely essential part of running a business that has a digital element in the modern world. This doesn't necessarily mean businesses that operate in a digital sector - any...

What is a cybersecurity audit?

What is a cybersecurity audit?

Protecting your data is absolutely vital to your business survival. Data breaches are not something that only happens to larger organisations. In fact, around 88% of UK companies lost crucial...

How secure is NetSuite?

How secure is NetSuite?

NetSuite application and operation security exists to prevent unauthorised network and service connections. It is able to distinguish between these and customer connections to ensure access to...

Cyber Security for Construction Businesses

Cyber Security for Construction Businesses

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently partnered with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to produce expert guidance, aimed at helping small to medium sized construction...

What is BIMI in email and how do I set it up?

What is BIMI in email and how do I set it up?

What Is BIMI in Email?   Brand Identifiers for Message Identification (BIMI) is a method for organisations to get their logo displayed on their email messages within supporting mailboxes. The...

Explained: How DMARC Can Help Secure Your Email

Explained: How DMARC Can Help Secure Your Email

What Is DMARC? DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) is an added layer of email authentication intended to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) know the email's...

Coronavirus and Cyber Security

Coronavirus and Cyber Security

National Cyber Security Centre and Action FraudThe National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a Government backed organisation that provides information and supports everything cyber security related...

Keep secure whilst working from home

Keep secure whilst working from home

Cyber attacks happen at homeWith many more people working remotely from home, it is essential that IT standards and security practices are followed. There has been a spike of scams, fraud and cyber...

Avoid Coronavirus Scams and Online Fraud

Avoid Coronavirus Scams and Online Fraud

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, cyber criminals have seen this as an opportunity to exploit our fears and target people working from home. At Eventura, we passionately believe that education...

What the 5th November should remind us all

What the 5th November should remind us all

“Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot" the famous nursery rhyme relating to Guy Fawkes and his plan to blow up the House of Lords.  This attempted attack shows that...

Cyber security – it’s everyone’s responsibility

Cyber security – it’s everyone’s responsibility

As cyber criminals have become more sophisticated in their approach, technological measures are no longer enough to protect your business. In order to properly protect your data, it is important to...

The social side of cybercrime

The social side of cybercrime

As the cyber threat landscape has evolved, attack and prevention methods can no longer be limited to technology. Cyber-criminals have become increasingly sophisticated, preying on human error to...

Email Threat Alert

Email Threat Alert

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and with high profile attacks, they are being reported widely in the mainstream media. One of the most common methods of cybercriminals attacking...

Cyber Security Conference 2019

Cyber Security Conference 2019

We are proud to be hosting our first Bolton Cyber Security Conference on 25th September at the University of Bolton Stadium.   Why are you running the event? As a local firm, with a specialist cyber...

Stay Safe Online This Christmastime

Stay Safe Online This Christmastime

Christmas is one of the greatest times of the year and the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care. With all of the hype, particularly around sourcing the perfect gifts, people often...

Mythbuster: Five Common Cyber Security Myths

Mythbuster: Five Common Cyber Security Myths

With the season of monsters and ghouls being upon us, it is only right that we look at some common cyber security myths, dispelling them once and for all. 1.      Only Important or Influential...

Cyber Security: The Role of Users

Cyber Security: The Role of Users

All businesses regardless of industry or size are at risk of falling victim to cybercrime. The role of IT professional in implementing and maintaining strong cyber security defenses has changed...

Reacting to Ransomware: Prevention and cure

Reacting to Ransomware: Prevention and cure

Ransomware is one of the most common methods of attack used by cyber-criminals and has the ability to freeze entire systems, prevent operational continuity and cost businesses a significant amount...

Secure your website, or pay the price

Secure your website, or pay the price

Beginning this month, Google Chrome (the world’s most popular web browser) will start to mark all websites as insecure if they do not have an SSL certificate. This means that your website will...

Cyber-attack volume continues to rise

Cyber-attack volume continues to rise

Eventura partner, SonicWALL, recently released a cyber-intelligence report based on statistics gathered from its customers and the wider marketplace throughout May 2018. This report showed that...

Ransomware: How you can protect your business

Ransomware: How you can protect your business

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of ransomware attacks affecting businesses, with more than 700,000 ransomware attempts being recorded in a single year alone. Ransomware...

Three Critical Business Risks Associated with Email

Three Critical Business Risks Associated with Email

Email is a core business application, enabling individuals to communicate within and outside of the organisation with ease. However, the use of emails is not risk free with three critical business...

GDPR- The Challenges and Benefits to Small Business

GDPR- The Challenges and Benefits to Small Business

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May and presents one of the most challenging overhauls that many marketers will have ever faced. Nowhere is that truer than in small...

The Malware Infecting Healthcare Organisations

The Malware Infecting Healthcare Organisations

Businesses within the healthcare sector are being warned about a malware group, dubbed OrangeWorm, which are targeting small numbers of organisations and the supply chains. The group was uncovered...

Securing the Supply Chain

Securing the Supply Chain

That’s outsourced so it’s not our problem… right? Of course there are risks and benefits associated with both outsourcing and having functions conducted internally. These can vary from available...

Are you prepared for the next WannaCry?

Are you prepared for the next WannaCry?

WannaCry was a fairly recent and extremely high profile cyber-attack, which affected organisations across the UK, including the NHS.  The ransomware worked by locking files and systems on infected...

Google marks website without an SSL as insecure

Google marks website without an SSL as insecure

Beginning in July, Google Chrome (the world's most popular web browser) will start to mark all websites as insecure if they do not have an SSL certificate. This means that your website will appear...

New Ransomware Variant: Anabelle

New Ransomware Variant: Anabelle

A new and complex ransomware variant, known as Anabelle, has been discovered. In comparison to other ransomware, Anabelle is difficult to deal with as it terminates multiple security programs,...

Stay Safe Online Valentine

Stay Safe Online Valentine

Just because we love you, here are some things to watch out for this Valentine's Day...Tomorrow's the big day and love is in the air! Many people are waiting in anticipation for cards and gifts from...

Latest BIG Security Flaws – Meltdown & Spectre

Latest BIG Security Flaws – Meltdown & Spectre

It may be the beginning of a New Year, but cyber threats continue to exist with new security flaws being discovered this week. Meltdown and Spectre are CPU hardware design flaws, which operate in...

New device for Christmas? Make sure you secure it!

New device for Christmas? Make sure you secure it!

Christmas and New Year are very busy times and cyber security often takes a back seat with the new devices delivered by Father Christmas. However, the importance of basic cyber security measures...

Employees – The Insider Threat

Employees – The Insider Threat

Employees are a threat that very few organisations account for. As business owners and decision makers we like to be able to trust our employees to complete their assigned work and contribute to the...

What happened to Bad Rabbit?

What happened to Bad Rabbit?

Although the hype about Bad Rabbit ransomware seems to have subsided a little, the threat of further ransomware attacks is very real. Throughout this year, there have been a number of sophisticated...

Bad Rabbit – The latest ransomware sweeping Europe

Bad Rabbit – The latest ransomware sweeping Europe

Dubbed Bad Rabbit, this latest ransomware has affected a number of high profile targets across Russia and Ukraine, with detection of the malware also being reported in Germany, Turkey, Poland and...

Krack Attack

Krack Attack

It may sound like something from a comedy show or comic book, but don’t be fooled! The newly uncovered Wi-Fi security vulnerability is something that potentially affects millions of devices. These...

No phishing in this pond

No phishing in this pond

“We have an email security system so we’re safe.”  The famous last words of many business owners throughout the UK. Cyber security has cost the UK an estimated £26 billion, with phishing being the...

Cyber security and its impact on UK businesses

Cyber security and its impact on UK businesses

There is a reason why the government has set aside £650 million for a four-year cyber security plan: namely, the estimated £26 billion that cyber crime has cost the country. The initiative has...

Staying safe online with Cyber Essentials

Staying safe online with Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a new scheme backed by the government to assist businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. The scheme has been devised for all businesses, not just those within...

New internet security flaw discovered

New internet security flaw discovered

Three Google researchers have discovered a new security flaw, dubbed “Poodle” which could allow hackers to gain access to user information that should be encrypted in plain text. Information at risk...

Social Media – Secure your organisation

Social Media – Secure your organisation

We live in a digital world where people are able to connect with others more easily than ever before with the use of social media and the internet. This means that they are also able to connect with...

Microsoft offer security update for XP users

Microsoft offer security update for XP users

Windows XP support ended at the beginning of April this year, however Microsoft have stated that users will still receive a security update in order to resolve a flaw in the Internet Explorer...

Would you leave your car unlocked?

Would you leave your car unlocked?

Windows XP support ended at the beginning of April this year, however Microsoft have stated that users will still receive a security update in order to resolve a flaw in the Internet Explorer...

Deal to combat UK piracy is nigh

Deal to combat UK piracy is nigh

Following years of discussion, a deal between the large UK internet service providers and the entertainment industry bodies is set to be made in order to combat piracy of films, television...

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