Hackers try to poison water in Florida

Hackers broke into the IT systems controlling a water treatment facility in Florida on Friday the 5th of February. The hacker began to change the levels of sodium hydroxide that is released into the water. Sheriff Bob Gaultier stated “the hacker changed the concentration of sodium hydroxide from about 100 parts per million to 11,100 ppm. This is a life-threatening …

How secure is your charity?

Non-profits: how to do cyber-security the right way Non-profit businesses can hold valuable data making them an enticing target for hackers. Though modern security solutions exist to help protect them, budgetary constraints and lack of knowledge can make charities more vulnerable than other businesses. While it’s difficult to discern the true number, due to lack of reporting, a GOV UK …

Do you know how hackers attack?

  Cybercrime is very real and the threat is eve- increasing. It is, pretty much, the Wild West out there! Almost half of UK businesses suffered an attack in the past year, with many experiencing cybersecurity-related issues at least once a week. Most employees are likely to have had some kind of security training, standard procedure for the majority of businesses …

Press Release : ABCOM IT Solutions Expands Cybersecurity Practice with New AI Powered Partnership

ABCOM IT Solutions Expands Cybersecurity Practice with New AI Powered Partnership Today, ABCOM IT solutions, a Sussex based managed IT service provider, announced a strategic partnership with SKOUT Cybersecurity to better secure clients and further bolster their cyber-as-a-service practice. SKOUT is a globally recognized cybersecurity company that partners with select IT providers to deliver their services. ABCOM IT Solutions has …

Protecting your business from cyberattacks post-COVID-19

Following the most recent government announcement further relaxing the lockdown measures in the UK, thousands of businesses are re-opening and returning to offices. But, with so many businesses getting their systems back up and running at full capacity again, the risk of cyberattacks could be just as high as when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. Interviewed by businessleader.co.uk, David Hough, …

Top tips for returning to the office

Top tips for returning to the office With the COVID-19 lockdown beginning to ease, many businesses are starting to consider what a return to the office looks like. As an IT solutions provider, we were able to move fairly seamlessly to remote working and ‘business as usual’ could still be, for the most part, achieved. That said, across our business …

Why it is more important than ever to secure your business.

It seems rare that the media isn’t carrying news of some sort of cyber security issue. And, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are taking advantage more than ever. March saw the reporting of Virgin Media’s data breach, affecting 900,000 customers. This was due to an unsecured database being accessible online. In Virgin Media’s case the damage was limited, as …

Why Cybersecurity should be top of your business agenda

News of a cyberattack is never far from the front pages of the press. Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly more resourceful, discovering and exploiting new threat avenues in the developing age of digital business transformation. Online newspaper, The Leader, recently warned of an expected ‘sky-rocket’ in cyberattacks, and UK ISP (Internet Service Provider) Beaming reported that UK companies on average …

Watch what you click : Coronavirus-themed cyberattacks hits every country in the world

There is an enormous amount of confusion at the moment. Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. Not to mention Disinformation, Rumour, Conspiracies. All this is encouraging cybercriminals to try and get computer users to give away information. Phishing, of course. With large numbers of people working from home, there are plenty of distractions, and it only takes a moment of inattention to click …