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    • Essential Security Practices for Remote Workers

      • Donna Aplin

      The rise of remote work has redefined the modern workplace. Gone are the days of rigid office schedules and commutes. But with this flexibility comes a new set of challenges – cybersecurity threats. Remote work environments often introduce vulnerabilities to your organisation’s data and systems. 

      But this doesn’t mean you can’t mitigate that risk. Below, we’ll equip you with essential security practices for remote teams. You’ll learn how to keep company data safe and secure, no matter your location.

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    • How AI is Amplifying the Danger and What You Can Do

      • Donna Aplin

      Phishing has always been a threat. Now, with AI, it’s more dangerous than ever. Phishing 2.0 is here. It’s smarter, more convincing, and harder to detect. Understanding this new threat is crucial. 

      A recent study found a 60% increase in AI-driven phishing attacks. This is a wake-up call that phishing is only getting worse. Here’s how AI is amplifying phishing and what you can do to protect yourself.

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    • How Technology Drives Office Productivity    

      • Donna Aplin

      Gone are the days of paper-laden desks and rows of filing cabinets. The modern office is a hub of innovation. Technology plays a starring role in this transformation. The right tech tools can significantly boost your team’s productivity. Including streamlining workflows and fostering collaboration. 

      Is your company leveraging technology as well as it could? This article dives into the ways technology fuels office productivity. We’ll explore the benefits and provide tips for creating a tech-savvy workspace.

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    • MISSY DUCKS SUMMER OF FUN….

      • Donna Aplin

      Hello, fellow adventurers! Missy Duck here, ready to share the quacktastic details of my upcoming summer beach vacation. After a whirlwind year of exciting travels and making new friends around the globe, it’s finally time for a bit of relaxation on the sunny shores.

      Missy’s Travels – NEW FOR 2024 – DUCK MAP!

      I am very excited this year as I have a new addition to my travels, my Global Duck Map allowing you to track my summer travels.  How exciting!!

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    • Why Continuous Monitoring is a Cybersecurity Must

      • Donna Aplin

      Imagine this: you leave your house for vacation. You live in a shady neighborhood but feel confident your locks are secure, but you also don’t checkthem daily. Are they really locked and safe? A tiny crack or hidden weakness could have occurred. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

      That’s the risk of neglecting continuous cybersecurity monitoring. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and traditional security measures are no longer enough. Continuous monitoring acts as your vigilant digital guard. It’s constantly checking for weaknesses. It sounds the alarm before attackers exploit them.

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    • A Simple Guide to Cybersecurity Framework

      • Donna Aplin

      Staying ahead of threats is a challenge for organisations of all sizes. Reported global security incidents grew between February and March of 2024. They increased by 69.8%. It’s important to use a structured approach to cybersecurity. This helps to protect your organisation.

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    • iPhone Running Slow?

      • Donna Aplin

      Speed It up with One of These Tips…

      Let’s face it, iPhones are amazing devices. But even the sleekest, most powerful iPhone can succumb to the dreaded slowdown. Apps take forever to load and scrolling feels sluggish. Pretty soon, simple tasks become frustrating ordeals.

      If your iPhone has gone from speedy sidekick to sluggish snail, don’t despair! We are sharing some easy tips to get your iPhone back in tip-top shape.

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    • Is MFA the perfect security solution

      • Matthew James
      Is MFA the perfect security solution? No. So MFA can be beaten? Yes it can
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    • Learn About Microsoft Copilot for Finance

      • Donna Aplin

      Hot off the Digital Presses…

      Microsoft Copilot has been heading up the business AI charge. It’s used in Word, Excel, Edge, Windows, and more. This genAI-powered app is also showing up invarious function-related activities. The latest of which is finance processes.

      Microsoft Copilot for Finance is a game-changer. It injects the power of next-generation AI into the heart of your everyday workflow. Imagine having an AI companion that understands the intricacies of finance as well as collaborates seamlessly with you.

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    • Is Your Business Losing Money Because Employees Can’t Use Tech?

      • Donna Aplin

      Shiny new tech can be exciting! It promises increased efficiency, happier employees, and a competitive edge. It’s also necessary to stay competitive in today’s technology-driven business world.

      But that promise can turn into a financial nightmare if you neglect two important things. These are employee training and change management. You can end up losing money simply because employees can’t use their technology.

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    • Building a Culture of Cyber Awareness

      • Donna Aplin

      Cyberattacks are a constant threat in today’s digital world. Phishing emails, malware downloads, and data breaches. They can cripple businesses and devastate personal lives.

      Employee error is the reason many threats get introduced to a business network. A lack of cybersecurity awareness is generally the culprit. People don’t know any better, so they accidentally click a phishing link. They also create weak passwords, easy for hackers to breach.

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    • Guide to Improving Your Company’s Data Management

      • Donna Aplin

      Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses. It fuels insights, drives decision-making, and ultimately shapes your company’s success. But in today’s information age, data can quickly become overwhelming.

      Scattered spreadsheets, siloed databases, and inconsistent formatting. All these create a data management nightmare. This hinders your ability to leverage this valuable asset.

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    • Why You Shouldn’t Skip Vulnerability Assessments

      • Donna Aplin

      Don’t Risk It!

      Cyber threats are a perpetual reality for business owners. Hackers are constantly innovating. They devise new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks.

      For businesses of all sizes, a proactive approach to cybersecurity is essential. One of the most crucial elements of this approach is regular vulnerability assessments. A vulnerability assessment is a systematic process. It identifies and prioritises weaknesses in your IT infrastructure that attackers can exploit.

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    • Introducing the New Microsoft Planner

      • Donna Aplin

      (Everything You Need to Know)

      Calendars, task lists, and project planning are important business tools. Many people use Microsoft’s apps to power these processes. Including Planner, Microsoft To Do, and Project for the web.

      These tools help keep processes on track and enable task accountability. But they’re separate apps. Switching between apps can be cumbersome. It adds more complexity to a workflow.

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    • Small Businesses Can Leverage Copilot for Microsoft 365

      • Donna Aplin

      What are some of the key differentiators that can propel small businesses forward? They include efficiency, productivity, and innovation. Microsoft has expanded the availability of one of its most dynamic tools to SMBs. A tool that can be a real game-changer for growth.

      Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a powerful new addition to the M365 suite. It was first offered to enterprise customers only. But Copilot is now open to businesses of all sizes. As long as they have Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Premium.

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    • Trouble with Your Wi-Fi?

      • Sam Dack

      Let’s Fix That! A Simple Guide from Your Friendly IT Support Team

      Are you frustrated with your Wi-Fi acting sluggish? We get it – slow internet can be a real headache. But don’t worry, ESP Projects are here to help! As your trusty IT support squad, we’ve seen it all when it comes to Wi-Fi woes, and we’re ready to lend a hand. Here at ESP Projects, we receive calls often about users struggling to work due to slow Wi-Fi speeds; this article will hopefully outline some things that you can check to get your Wi-Fi behaving properly again.

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    • How to Properly Deploy IoT on a Business Network

      • Donna Aplin

      The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It’s rapidly transforming industries and reshaping how businesses operate. IoT is a blanket term to describe smart devices that are internet enabled. One example is smart sensors monitoring production lines. Connected thermostats optimising energy consumption is another.

      Experts project the number of connected devices worldwide to continue growing. It’s estimated to rise from about 15 billion in 2023 to 21 billion in 2026.

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    • Why Businesses Need Email Authentication… Now

      • Donna Aplin

      Have you been hearing more about email authentication lately? There is a reason for that. It’s the prevalence of phishing as a major security threat. Phishing continues as the main cause of data breaches and security incidents. This has been the case for many years.

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    • Data Security Trends to Prepare for in 2024

      • Donna Aplin

      With cyber threats evolving at an alarming pace, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. It’s a must for safeguarding sensitive information. Data security threats are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent. The landscape must change to keep up. In 2024, we can expect exciting developments alongside persistent challenges.

      Over 70% of business professionals say their data privacy efforts are worth it. And that their business receives “significant” or “very significant” benefits from those efforts.

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