GDPR hoops

Firstly, this is JUST a heads-up for those of you who may need to consider the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations. DISCLAIMER : This is by no means a comprehensive guide. You must do your own research and consulting to make sure you are in compliance. A lawyer told me that GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act. He …

Potential trouble with user accounts

Watch out! There is potential trouble with user’s accounts if your IT department or your outsourced supplier does not take adequate steps to control them. Organisations need to double check that should someone leave the business that their access and user account is properly controlled and access is restricted or totally removed. For example, you may want emails sent to …

The Ideal Disaster Plan for Your SMB

  Please find our E guide : Create the Ideal Disaster Plan for Your SMB From natural disasters to cyberattacks, small businesses face big threats. An internet outage or inaccessible systems can cost your company thousands of pounds every day, even if your business is small. That’s why it’s incredibly important to prepare for the worst, whether it’s a security …

Microsoft Outlook 2007 end of support

10 years on from its initial release in January 2007, Microsoft will be ending support for Outlook 2007 today, Tuesday 10 October 2017. Outlook 2007 users will, therefore, need to update to a more recent version of Outlook. At ABCOM, we’re recommending upgrade to one of the following: Outlook 2016* – Microsoft’s most recently released version of Outlook for managing email, …

Scammers pretending to be from BT

Beware scammers pretending to be BT ….or anyone else for that matter. These crooks are getting very creative. We recently had to report a case to Actionfraud, some spoof email had tried to prise some money from a clients account, it did not work! Anyway speaking to the call attendant , she mentioned they currently have an unprecedented amount of …

Computer Users be new malicious software aware

Rombertik malware can destroy computers Computers during security checks can be harmed by a new type of malware nicknamed Rombertik. This malware is by Cisco Systems and it’s been designed to intercept text through browsers. Be aware that this can also be spread through spam and messages. Not unusually, this particular malware will check to see if it’s been detected …