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We wanted to share our thoughts and experiences on new products and services in the market, hot topics, the latest trends and market challenges as well as sharing current and relevant information that every business should be aware of.  We will be adding to this page on a monthly basis and we hope you enjoy it and find it informative.  If you would like to subscribe to our blogs, email us at blogs@assign-IT.co.uk.

 

06 Jul 2017

How to get ready for GDPR data protection

In the last six months large-scale cyber attacks across the world have increasingly grabbed the headlines. In response, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has upped its game online by providing more regular updates on companies failing the current Data Protection … Continued

02 Mar 2017

The National Cyber Security Centre recently published the latest changes of the Cyber Essentials requirements for IT infrastructure.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published a modified version of the requirements to ensure it is easier to understand and use. This latest update, Specifying the technical controls required for IT infrastructure, for assessment under the Cyber Essentials scheme … Continued

05 Jan 2017

What is Cyber Essentials?

You may be aware of the threat of cyber attacks and are conscious that you need to protect your business; but what is available to the SME market that is practical, cost effective and going to help safeguard your business? Cyber … Continued

07 Nov 2016

GDPR – The ICO Announces That The UK Is Going Ahead With The Reform Of Data Protection Rules In May 2018

Positive news was announced on the 31st October by the ICO which provides clarity on the direction the UK is taking when it comes to the new data protection regulations. The Information Commissioner announced what many of us have been … Continued

23 Sep 2016

The Widening Gap Between IT and End Users Report – Vulnerability is in the Employees

An independent study from Ponemon Institute and Varonis was published last month highlighting the widening gap between IT and end users. Although the UK Government, IT providers, security specialist, the media and many IT department have been highlighting the concern … Continued

23 Sep 2016

Key Factors in the Right Outsourcing Decision

Technology knows no boundaries – you can outsource your IT support to anywhere in the World with cheap as chips options through to the all singing, all dancing service. However, what we are seeing is a number of SMEs looking … Continued

29 Jul 2016

The Digital Age – How do you benefit from the efficiencies and increased productivity that technology can bring whilst still protecting your business and IT systems from cyber criminals?

The digital age has seen a dramatic change in the way we shop and live our personal lives, but also how we work. Technology has enabled us to do more, quicker and has given us global access to so much … Continued

06 Jul 2016

Will Brexit affect the GDPR? Whatever direction the UK takes, businesses must consider what is sensible and overall good security practice, as cybercrime isn’t going away.

Whichever view people of the UK had, it seems that many didn’t anticipate the result of the referendum. Neither result would have provided complete clarity in the direction the UK is heading, but one thing we did know is that … Continued

29 Apr 2016

Top 8 tips to protect your business, manage the risk and help you to recover from a disaster . . . it’s all about getting the basics right

Passwords With multiple passwords for numerous sites, it is a natural habit to make your password easy to remember as well as using the same password across all of the sites. Whilst this makes it easy for you, it also … Continued

11 Mar 2016

You need a Disaster Recovery plan that includes Cyber Attacks

IT is all around us, in work and at home and it is the tool that keeps us open for business. With the increasing threat of cyber attacks continuing in 2016, and the more recent not only affecting PCs but … Continued

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