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City of London Police assemble cyber-detective team

The City of London police are building a new branch dedicated to helping protect businesses and consumers from cybercrime. The team will be comprised of IT-savvy cyber detectives straight from the UK’s best universities.

How to raise an IT support ticket with your helpdesk team

We reveal the art of raising a ticket with your support provider, 

BT launches 4G internet backup for businesses

BT is the first UK Telecomms/Internet Services Provider to offer an automatic 4G switchover solution if your internet goes down.

Microsoft Word – Top Tips part one

Microsoft Word appears to be an easy to use program on the surface, but once you start to look into this it can become a very advanced piece of software.

Why staff are your biggest security threat

Today, companies spend tens of billions of pounds on cyber security protection against external threats, despite a majority of risks actually coming internally and from employees themselves.

Microsoft Excel - top tips part one

Microsoft Excel can be a difficult program to master, so this article aims to provide you with some tips and tricks to improve your Excel competency and ensure you are as productive as you can possibly be.

Data Processing and Access Requests under the GDPR

The way data is handled and processed is being reformed with the inbound General Data Protection Regulations coming into force on the 25th May 2018.

Securing your SME: The Basics

Every company, whether you are an SME or a large organisation, must deploy some level of IT security for their IT systems.

Network outage

EE suffer major network outage

UK mobile network operator, EE, again have encountered another major network outage this morning, affecting customers all across the UK.

iPhone code leak

iPhone code leaked

The iPhone’s operating system source code has apparently been leaked online.

prepare for GDPR

How should my company prepare for GDPR?

With GDPR due to come into force in May this year, we have a more in-depth look at the key points surrounding GDPR and what preparations SMEs should be making to ensure that they are fully compliant with the new regulations.

Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro flaw found

Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro flaw found

Lenovo have urged all users affected to update to the latest patch to resolve this issue. The issue lies in the Fingerprint Manager Pro application, which is installed by default for Lenovo devices with the fingerprint scanner built in.

Intel Patch flaw

Intel patch disabled by Microsoft

Intel released a patch to address a security flaw affecting millions of intel processors. This patch released however, caused a lot of customers computers to reboot or shutdown randomly.

Data Protection Officer

GDPR – Do organisations need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation is all about the ‘designation of the Data Protection Officer’.

Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown fix could slow down PC’s

Not long into 2018 we already had the first security alert in the news in the form of Spectre and Meltdown, which we had reported in our microchip article before. The fix was released for this very quickly, however, there has been evidence of it reducing performance levels.

Microchips

Microchips under the microscope

Google researchers have found two major security flaws in Intel microprocessors.

Article Roundup

EC2 IT’s Article Roundup – End of Year Special

It’s that time of year again. A time for reflection and a look back at the highlights of the last year - 2017.

Microsoft Outlook – top tips

Outlook Top Tips. It's likely that you'll know some of these, given the amount of time spent per day trawling through and composing Emails. However, to improve your productivity even more, we have compiled a list of useful keyboard shortcuts you should take advantage of, as well some other features we think you should utilise.

 

Natwest Online Bank security flaw exposed

Following security flaws in their online banking website, which has been pointed out by security experts, London-based bank ,Natwest, say they will enhance their security.

MPs warned about risk of sharing passwords

This news article follows on from the Damian Green enquiry where evidence of accessing pornographic material was found on his computer.