24th November 2014
Why were so many IT security vulnerabilities disclosed in 2014?
2014: The year of cyber-security revelations What a year for IT security #fails! Those working with IT have experienced bleeding hearts, an attack from curly topped dogs and shellshock (not just as a result of the aforementioned) – it has certainly kept the Switch2IT team on their toes. While it is the Chinese Year of the Horse and viruses ...Read More >
21st October 2014
Switch2IT is switched on about latest cyber security threats
Say Bye-bye to tricks like BadUSB and focus on the treats The Switch2IT team has always warned about the cyber security implications of USB devices. As a rule, we suggest not plugging unfamiliar external devices into your computer and not clicking on links from unknown or suspicious looking sources. This is just some of the standard advic...Read More >
19th September 2014
Are you connected when it comes to Free Wi-Fi in Chichester and beyond?
How will free Wi-Fi impact your business? The Switch2IT team cannot help but notice lots of chatter about the forthcoming availability of free Wi-Fi in West Sussex. How healthy is this freebie for your business? It could be detrimental if you fail to make sure you connect your devices with IT security in mind… It was reported in the...Read More >
22nd August 2014
Make sure to choose expert communications service providers
Don’t get caught out by communications cowboys Time and again the Switch2IT team is called on to right the wrongs of communications cowboys who are all hat and no cattle. These rip-off ranchers are the “IT communication experts” that over promise and under deliver where things like your business’s phone lines and Voice over...Read More >
20th July 2014
UK businesses need to push back for greater data privacy
Data privacy is dented, come what Theresa May In last month’s news article we tackled the issue of whether we could have a true democracy without a respect for data privacy in the UK, which caused some pause for thought. However, recent headlines suggest that the government is doing nothing to improve the state of the nation’s privacy ...Read More >
16th June 2014
How can the UK be a democracy without respect for data privacy?
No data privacy. No democracy! Right now, for many, the mention of Brazil conjures images of Fifa World Cup match fixtures, vuvuzelas and ice-cold beer. However, it seems that the Brazilian President has had the more pressing issue of data privacy on her mind in the lead up to the uber sporting tournament. According to an article on Truthout, at...Read More >
6th May 2014
Switch2IT asks whether Windows XP is dead or alive
Are you mourning XP or rejoicing the resurrection? Is your business grieving the loss of Windows XP? From 8th April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting the popular operating system, meaning that IT security patches and malware updates for XP are no more. But hold on, it seems that the Easter break might have inspired another resurrection… W...Read More >
17th April 2014
SMEs give cyber security a good crack!
SMEs give cyber security a good crack! An article on ComputerWeekly.com reported that 75% of SMEs polled by security firm Kaspersky Lab said their business is too small to be at risk of cyber-attacks. What is more, 59% said their business data is not of interest to cyber criminals. The security firm responded to their own survey by saying that th...Read More >
31st March 2014
What does the new law for medical data privacy mean?
Data Privacy: Are we there yet? As far back as 2008, Switch2IT read The British Computer Society's (BCS) Response to the Ministry of Justice on the ‘Data Sharing Review’. Data sharing was a hot issue then and its relevance and importance has continued to soar. Our cyber security experts have always been acutely aware of how much ...Read More >
18th March 2014
David Cato of Switch2IT to swim 5Km for Sport Relief
Switch2IT’s Dave is diving in to Sport Relief Sport Relief brings the UK together to get active and raise money with an aim to help lives at home and abroad – from getting kids off the streets in the UK to providing fresh water and lifesaving vaccines in Africa. From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s ...Read More >