Tips for helping children (and adults) stay safe online at home

During the last year of lockdown, working from home has brought several internet-related issues into sharp focus, not least how to keep ourselves and our children safe online. Even when lockdown ends and children head back to school, internet usage is likely to remain at an all-time high. ONS data published in March 2020 (just prior to the pandemic’s first …

Cyber Security Check List

In 2015, a research team at Lancaster University concluded that 99% of cyber risks could be avoided through following a set of simple security measures. These measures, or controls, make up the basis of the government’s standard for security certification, called Cyber Essentials. As a business owner its important to have a working knowledge of Cyber security as this directly …

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 …

Microsoft Viva – Va Va voom

Microsoft has announced the launch of their employee experience platform, Microsoft Viva. Delivered through Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva incorporates a number of third-party solutions and is designed to help businesses create a “thriving culture with engaged employees and inspiring leaders,” (Microsoft). Microsoft Viva is designed to support four key areas of employee engagement – connecting and collaborating with colleagues, supporting …

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 …

Hiring remote workers: your onboarding checklist

Working from home is a phenomenon that is becoming more commonplace. Businesses and employees have realised the benefits of a flexible work environment, and economic uncertainty will see companies less willing to shell out for pricey office space. But starting a new job remotely can be scary and intimidating. New starters don’t have their co-workers around them for support and …

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 …

Highly Commended

We are proud to have “Highly Commended” added to our list of accolades this week! This was part of the Mid-Sussex Applauds awards event. In the category Business in the Community Award winner – Recognising a business which supports or makes a positive contribution to benefit and enhance community life. Thankyou to the Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (MVSA) for nominating …

Protect your business in a COVID-19 digital world

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines, so we have adapted the way we work. With that we have increased our reliance on technology. Many of us have been working remotely, relying heavily on IT and cloud solutions to stay connected as we move forward into a new landscape.     As we spend more time online, it is …