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Rise in ransomware prompts warning from cyber security specialist

Cyber security expert Phortress has warned businesses to be vigilant following evidence that the use of ransomware is increasing. The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre say that smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their […]

Cyber security company launches free scan offer

Cyber security expert Phortress has launched a free website scan to help companies tackle the threat posed by cyber criminals. The company says that too many businesses are ignoring the dangers, particularly in the North East of England, where it is based. Now, companies can go to a page on the company’s website, to be […]

Intelligencia Training helps company keep on the right side of data protection legislation

Cyber security training specialists Intelligencia Training have carried out a successful training programme to help an energy business improve its safety precautions. Intelligencia Training, which runs the Cyber Stars initiative to help organisations large and small prevent security breaches, delivered the course for staff at Newcastle based THS Inspections Limited, who provide compliance and technical monitoring […]

Accountant offers system free to businesses

Durham-based Accountants Mullen Stoker have become a Gold Partner of the SageOne accounting system and will be giving it away free to clients and non-clients. SageOne is a range of cloud-based online accounting and payroll software, offering everything that businesses need to run the accounts and payroll side of their small business or start-up. Gary […]

Cyber security specialists warns small companies ‘it could happen to you’

Cyber security experts Phortress have issued a warning to small businesses who are ignoring the dangers posed by cyber-criminals. The UK-based company says that it is receiving a steady stream of requests for help from small business who have been targeted. Phortress, which says that too many smaller companies think that an attack will not happen […]

IT Company takes to the Fairways

A Newcastle upon Tyne-based IT company is taking to the golf fairways to promote its name to business-people throughout the region. Bowe Digital has signed a deal to advertise at the Matfen Hall Golf Club near Matfen, in Northumberland. There will also be the same advertising at Longhirst Hall Golf Club, near Morpeth, also in […]

IT boss urges companies to prepare for withdrawal of support for system

The Managing Director of a new Information Technology (IT) company has issued a reminder about a change that could pose challenges for businesses of all size.