Category: Cyber Security

End of life IT Hardware – 5 Points you should know

Did you know 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of worldwide every year? With businesses typically upgrading their IT hardware every 3 years this number is slowly going up. 39D as a responsible provider always ensure any items we collect are disposed of securely and in an enviormentally sustainable way. Here…
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Hang on… you’re STILL not prepared for The 2020 Problem?

From 14th January, Windows 7 is dead. So is Office 2010. And a set of popular server software. Microsoft has killed them off, because they’re no longer fit for purpose. And if you have just one machine in your business still running this dead software, you’re at risk. We believe that hackers who’ve discovered vulnerabilities…
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39D Networking Event January

About 39D and our partners are pleased to invite you to our networking event at The Loughton Club on the 14th January 2020. At this event you will learn about Cyber Security, how to protect private wealth / digital assets, how to improve your social media presence online, and firsthand experience about the work the…
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Your email is your greatest tool. And biggest threat

Your email is your greatest tool. And biggest threat Because we rely on email so much to run our businesses, it’s our greatest tool (no matter how much you might sigh when you see how many unread emails you have). But because there’s so much activity in there. And you can receive emails from anyone,…
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How to face The 2020 Problem like a hero

Christmas is nearly here, and along with all the family get togethers, office parties and mountains of brussels sprouts there’s one thing you can always count on – there will be loads of action movies on the TV. In January, Microsoft is withdrawing support for some of its most popular old business software. This creates…
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Don’t play Russian Roulette with your Windows software in 2020!!

Did you know that many of Microsoft’s much used software will reach ‘end of life’ in January 2020? “What can I do about it?  I don’t want to become a target for hackers and leave my business exposed to viruses and none compliance!!” Sounds scary, particularly as half of businesses in Essex, Herts & Cambs…
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Why do organisations need a security culture? Isn’t software enough?

How many times have you heard people making excuses about “computer errors”? It’s the go-to response when payments are missed, astronomical bank charges are requested and files mysteriously go bump in the night. But the reality is, computers don’t make mistakes – they do exactly what we tell them to do. Humans, on the other…
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5 steps to creating a sustainable security culture

Even if you’ve never given cyber crime more than a passing thought, the fact that you’re reading this right now means you’re on the way to creating a culture of security. Even small changes, like ensuring your team do some basic training on how to recognise a phishing email, can go a really long way…
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