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At the recent joint IT Faculty and HMRC webinar we discussed the topic of how best to protect yourself from phishing emails.

There are a number of core skills and technologies to remain safe:

  • Education – understand the threat
  • Be vigilan...
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Hello and welcome back to the Excel Tip of the Week.  This week, we have a Bronze post in which we are discussing how to add and remove passwords from Excel workbooks.
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It is rapidly approaching the busiest time of the year for many of you.  Before the great rush of the New Year it would seem like a good time to consider your business continuity plan (BCP).

Modern technology services allow you work ever faster, wi...

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A rather worrying omission from the current Windows 10 upgrade. 
Any family-friendly settings you have created in Windows 7/8 will disappear when you upgrade to Windows 10, leaving your kids open to all the web's nastier side if you're not careful....
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It is easy now to look back and see some of the “big areas” that have been brought to the attention of firms in recent years. Many firms can probably now tick off all (or at least a large proportion of the following big areas) that sprin...

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My blog posting  Emailing of tax returns, payslips etc – are we breaking the law?” http://www.ion.icaew.com/itcounts/26846 seemed to strike a chord with many out there – nearly 4800 have visited the blog posting. A few ...

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Data at risk....

by Kevin Salter on 26.07.2013 07:55

Recent blog postings have raised awareness of potential issues with data security. Here we consider just a few of the things we do or use regularly where we could so easily fall foul of the various provisions and some general notes on ways to avoid ...

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Storage in the cloud

by Kevin Salter on 24.05.2013 20:42

Whilst discussing an IT policy recently, one of the clauses that gave rise to much discussion was that no private data should be held on computers in the business.

What was wrong with having personal files, pictures etc. stored on their own PC, or...

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Are you sending tax returns via email? How about payslips… or accounts?  Do any of these documents have passwords? Are any of them encrypted? Perhaps you are using Dropbox or similar?

Are you complying with best practice....?
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They should know better

by Rob Watson on 28.03.2013 10:55
Those of us who lose sleep about whether our systems are sufficiently secure can all feel a little smug relieved that even the guys who look after our national security can get it wrong. Really wrong.

The GCHQ careers website stores passwords in ...