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How SnapComms Channels Support IT System Implementation

Posted 26 February, 2019 in IT & Information Security

Effective internal communication is central to acceptance, user adoption and effective usage of any new systems introduced by IT teams. But changing how staff work takes effort. They need to be informed of the value of the technology and engaged with it in order for them to use it effectively.

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Are You Making These Cyber Security Mistakes?

Posted 12 February, 2019

Picture this. You’re sitting at your desk, working diligently. Your phone is nearby, so you pick it up quickly, just to check if there are any new messages. In the short time it takes you to do this, a cyber-attack has occurred somewhere in the world.

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The 123 of Cyber Security for Healthcare Organizations

Posted 29 May, 2018

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are increasingly the targets of cyber security attacks. In the first quarter of 2018, the sector has been hit with 77 breaches, affecting the records of more than one million patients.

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How to Minimize the Fallout from IT Outages with Effective IT Communication

Posted 13 April, 2018

We’ve all experienced the frustration of the internet dropping out just when you need it most. Or an internal CMS crashing, causing you to lose unsaved work.

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Petya - Can Security Attacks Be Prevented?

Posted 29 June, 2017

Once again, another malignant ransomware attack has hit the headlines, paralyzing infrastructure and organizations around the world. 

Applying the latest security patches is certainly the best preventative measure, but what else can employers do to avoid this recurring nightmare?

IT & Information Security

Information Security Awareness Tips

Posted 01 June, 2017

Ideas for communicating InfoSec topics to staff (+ FREE Screensaver designs)

 

An unintentional click here. An innocent download there.

 

Suddenly your entire network is crippled by a ransomware attack.

 

But did you know, 95 per cent of cyber security incidents are attributed to human error (according to IBM research)?

 

Logically, if staff were better trained on what to look out for, you could significantly reduce the risk of being hacked. 

 

With that in mind, we recently reached out to the SnapComms customer community asking them to share their learnings and tips for educating staff on this critical topic.

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How to Train Staff in the Aftermath of the WannaCry Cyber Attack

Posted 16 May, 2017

The crippling effects of this weekend’s WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks are being felt far and wide. It’s the biggest ransomware attack in history, causing havoc for hospitals, transport networks and businesses. It is an important lesson in showing just how destructive cyber terrorism can be.

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5 Ways to Get Your People on Board With Your Security Plan

Posted 18 October, 2016

Employees are the first line of defense. Here’s how to convince them to get on board:

Last year, organizations were stung by email inbox-based scams that stole $263 million from U.S. based companies. The equivalent of 200,000 American jobs! The war is on against cybercrime. And while firewalls and virus scanning software keep some of the baddies at bay, your best defense is your employees. Train them on the risks and impacts of security breaches to strengthen your position against cybercrime.

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