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What Is A Denial-Of-Service Attack And How Do You Prevent Them?

A Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack is an intentional and malicious targeted strike against a website or server that renders the target inaccessible to its users. People trying to get onto the website or online service will find that they cannot do so. The affected users might be clients, e-commerce customers, or staff. DoS attacks frequently target the servers of well-known companies and...

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Why You Can’t Afford To Cut Corners With IT Asset Disposal

The old saying that ‘if it looks too good to be true, it probably is’ applies to many things, but especially to free services that offer to erase or sanitise your old hard drives. Blancco – the IT security software manufacturer – highlighted this problem in a 2016 study. Blancco bought 200 used hard drives from eBay and Craiglist. On testing the drives the study found that 67% of the drives...

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What Items Does WEEE Apply To?

All electrical items featuring the 'Crossed Bin' logo are covered by the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) Regulations (2003/2007). These indicate devices and peripherals that cannot legally be sent to landfill under UK and EU law. Instead of being dumped, WEEE items must be sent to a professional recycling and salvage company, so that working or valuable parts and...

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Why Do All Of My Staff Need To Understand The Risks Posed By Malware?

If you run a business with one or more internet-enabled devices, you need a dedicated strategy in place to ensure your staff are aware of the risks posed by malicious downloads and hacks. While not all hacks are preventable, a savvy workforce lowers the risk that your company will fall victim to many of the common ploys cybercriminals use.

 

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ADISA Is 'Compliance Company Of The Year 2019!'

We’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the ADISA team for winning Compliance Company of the Year at the 2019 Computer Security Awards!

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Don't Trust Unsecured Wi-Fi! (Or, Five Things Not To Do When Using A Public Connection)

Public Wi-Fi is a great tool for checking your email, social media, and browsing the web when you're out and about. However, there are risks attached – especially when accessing the connection for business use.

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What Is WEEE Waste?

WEEE waste is any type of electronic waste that falls under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2003/2007) for the safe disposal and recycling of used electronic goods.

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How Can I Know If My Computer Or Mobile Has Been Infected By Malware?

 

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It can be harder than you might think to determine whether a company device is suffering from a malware infestation. Malicious apps are deliberately designed to hide in plain sight or run in the background of an operating system (OS) to evade detection. However, with the right knowledge they can be rooted out, disabled, and deleted for good. Here's a guide to quick...

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5 Tips To Keep Your Workplace Computers Safe & Secure

 
 
Workplace IT safety measures don't have to be complicated or time-consuming. There are simple steps that you can take today to improve the strength and security of your business computers, servers, and networks.
 
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The Importance Of Good Data Sanitation

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What happens to your digital data once it's no longer needed? If you run a business that holds any client details whatsoever, or you handle sensitive and confidential information on a personal computer, the answer should be that it's sanitased. Sanitation is the process of irreversibly deleting files, data, or an OS so that it cannot be...

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