39D Taking the D out of your IT Drama

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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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Data Loss Protection for Your Business

Can your business afford to lose all of your business data? There are numerous ways to lose it – from accidental deletion to viruses and hackers’ attack. According to Accenture reports, in 2018 the average cost of a malware attack on a company was $2.4 million. So, is your company data protected enough? 39D will…
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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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Hackers are targeting your business right now

This is 100% true. Because they are targeting all businesses, all of the time. Whereas once hacking was something done for the challenge and the bragging rights, these days it’s a form of organised crime. Hackers use automated tools that are constantly looking for vulnerabilities they can exploit. This is why it takes just one…
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One dodgy click is all it takes… to give hackers access to your system

The way that hackers work these days, they don’t target specific businesses. It’s very likely they’ve never heard of your business. That’s why most owners and managers think that cyber crime will never affect them. But actually, hackers are targeting ALL businesses, ALL the time. Using automated software to look for weaknesses, and then exploit…
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5 terrifying password stats – that prove your business is at risk

You probably know that cyber crime is a massive threat to businesses everywhere. You probably also know that poor password practice is a major contributing factor in data breaches and hacking attacks… … if not THE major contributing factor. If you’ve already got your password procedures sorted and you’re confident you’re doing everything possible to…
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Windows 7 is dying. Here’s what to do about it

If your business still runs Windows 7, then you need to take urgent action. You see, it reaches the end of its life in January. Along with a load of other popular Microsoft software. And once Microsoft no longer supports software, it becomes irresistible to hackers. This is the 2020 problem. Half of all Essex…
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11 scary signs your business has been hacked. Have you seen any?

We all get frustrated with slow laptops, or when computers start doing strange things. But here’s another way to look at it… What if your laptop is being slow… just because it’s been hacked? And in the background it’s doing lots of things for the hackers (which is why it can’t do things for you).…
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WhatsApp is not a secure way to run your business. Here’s a better way

Do your staff use WhatsApp, to discuss company business? That might seem secure, but it means you’re not really in control of what data is where. How do you wipe company data from someone’s WhatsApp when they leave the business? There is a better tool – and you probably already have it. Microsoft Teams is…
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Why Hackers are targeting businesses in Essex

Your business is at risk right now. Hackers are targeting all businesses in Essex  all day every day. They look for any weakness they can exploit to get in and do damage. Or steal your money. How do we know this? We’re local IT security company 39D Services. And we see the devastating effects of…
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