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Data Breach costs are increasing – what’s the impact of COVID?

Data breaches have far-reaching consequences, causing financial losses and long-lasting reputational damage. Despite increasing worldwide spending on IT security products and services, breaches and malicious attacks continue to grow.  As organizations try to recover from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these breaches are dramatically impacting the bottom line.

A recent report published by IBM Security, Cost of A Data Breach Report 2020, revealed that worldwide, the cost of a data breach is going up.

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Why COVID-19 is providing the perfect opportunity to test your defenses

Sharon Holland

We have always advocated DDoS testing your systems on a regular basis on the premise that it is no good waiting until you experience a DDoS attack to find out that the mitigation that you so diligently put in place doesn’t provide the protection you need.  But we know that many companies struggle to find the time to be able to run such tests.

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Stay happy and healthy when working from home

Sharon Holland

With the recent move to home working for a lot of people, even for a short time, its important to approach this in a structured way to keep you both happy and healthy.  Below is our survival guide to working from home:

Create a designated work area

One of the best ways to reinforce the work/home boundary is to set up a dedicated office area – it doesn’t need to be a separate room it can just be a designated corner of a room. 

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Remote Working and Keeping Safe

Iain Westwood

Over the years, Remote Access technology has developed to a degree where a lot of businesses can shift from an office-based to a working from home model to allow business continuity in challenging times – as many have done recently in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, despite global events, there are still those who will exploit others for financial gain meaning that secure working practices are more important than ever. 

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