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Manchester United Football Club hit by Cyber Attack

November 24th, 2020 by Kris Price Football

Late on Friday 20th November, Manchester United Football Club released a statement announcing they had been victims of “a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals”.

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Twitter hack highlights dangers of phone spear phishing

August 20th, 2020 by BrightCloud Phone Spear Phishing

Phone spear phishing is a form of social engineering that was used to great effect in the recent high-profile Twitter hack. It’s not a new practice, but the massive rise in remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has made it far more powerful, and so businesses need to be wary of the threat.

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Microsoft DNS Server Vulnerability Highlights Importance of Patching

July 22nd, 2020 by James Talbot Importance of Patching

A remote code execution vulnerability for Microsoft DNS Server has been scored a maximum 10/10 on the CVSS scoring matrix. This poses a massive risk to businesses around the world and highlights the importance of regular and comprehensive patching.

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Appligo use BrightCloud hosting to develop app to aid the fight against Coronavirus

April 24th, 2020 by Andy Grover Appligo PPE App

One of our application hosting customers, a software start-up called Appligo, have helped Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust launch a custom app to manage critical PPE stock during the Coronavirus pandemic. Following this success, they will be taking a further two Trusts live next week.

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Why 3-2-1 Backup has Become an Ineffective Ransomware Defence

March 31st, 2020 by Kris Price 321 Backup Ransomware Defence

For a long time, the 3-2-1 backup model was considered an effective defence against viruses and ransomware. However, in recent years ransomware has become much more sophisticated and the 3-2-1 backup process has become part of the problem.

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Business Continuity using Microsoft Teams

March 17th, 2020 by Chris Colden Microsoft Teams Blog Featured Image

Many businesses are beginning to advise that staff work from home, however remote working can dent the teamwork and collaboration you have worked hard to foster within the office. This is where Microsoft Teams really comes into its own.

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How to get remote access to your Office PC from home, quickly and cost effectively

March 17th, 2020 by Ray Smith Remote Working Blog Featured Image

Whether your business already has a remote working policy, or the idea of remote working is something entirely new, this blog will help you to understand how you can quickly configure some basic remote access when your users rely on dedicated PCs at the office.

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Storm Dennis and DRaaS Disruptive Tests

February 20th, 2020 by Tibor Marosi Storm Dennis DR Blog Featured Image

Having a Disaster Recovery solution alone is not enough. You also need to invoke disruptive tests so you know that things will work as expected when the worst happens.

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The Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model

February 17th, 2020 by Kris Price Shared Responsibility Blog Image

All your Office 365 data lives in the Microsoft cloud that is beyond your control, but does it matter? After all, Microsoft offers a financially backed guarantee of 99.9% uptime with state-of-the-art redundancy at every layer, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find good reasons to back up your Office 365 data.

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