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What is Phishing

September 9th, 2019 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
According to the 2019 Cyber Security government survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, the most common cyber attack that businesses face is fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source, usually through email; known as Phishing. So What is Phishing? An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official [...]

IT Jobs Birmingham

July 17th, 2019 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
IT Jobs Birmingham   ilicomm are a successful IT managed service provider and are going through continued growth and expansion in a number of key areas. Being able to deliver an outstanding service to our customers is highly reliant on the excellent people we have here at ilicomm.   We're expanding our team! All vacancies can [...]

5 Shocking Facts about Cyber Crime

July 5th, 2019 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
5 Shocking Facts about Cyber Crime and UK Business from a report by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Around a third (32%) of businesses and two in ten charities (22%) report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. As in previous years, this is much higher specifically among [...]

The Threat of Phishing

May 30th, 2019 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
According to the 2019 Cyber Security government survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, the most common cyber attack that businesses face is fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source, usually through email; known as Phishing. So What is Phishing? An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official [...]

Five Great Reasons To Switch To Hosted VoIP Phone Systems

May 24th, 2019 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
In business, communication is everything. Many organisations lose time, money and clients through frustrating, outdated communication systems. However, an increasingly popular business service is hosted VoIP phone systems which use the internet to transmit and manage phone calls. To free up staff time and resources, a hosted VoIP takes the stress away from the business, [...]

Tips to Stay Cyber-Safe this Christmas

December 17th, 2018 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
Whether you're buying the last few presents or the next 8 days will be an online spending spree; here are some top tips to stay cyber safe this Christmas. Shop, Shop, shop If something seems too much of a bargain, it’s probably poor quality or doesn’t even exist. Always check payment pages are secure and [...]

8 Terrifying Findings on Cyber Security Breaches – Mmmwoooaaa.

October 31st, 2018 by admin in ilicomm News No Comments »
8 terrifying findings taken from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018. ONE Cyber Security Breaches & Attacks Over four in ten businesses (43%) and two in ten charities (19%) experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. TWO High Priority for Cyber Security Three-quarters [...]

Zero Day Attacks – Protecting your Business

October 24th, 2018 by admin in Industry News No Comments »
A zero-day attack is a cyber attack that has zero days between the time the vulnerability is discovered and the first attack. It is an exploit that exposes vulnerabilities in software or hardware and can create significant problems, well before a business realises something is wrong. Needless to say, Zero Day attacks can be devastating [...]

Strong Passwords

October 17th, 2018 by admin in Industry News No Comments »
Cyber criminals can use your email to access many of your personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft. Use a strong, separate password for your email Cyber criminals can use your email to access many of your personal accounts and find out vital personal information, such as your bank details, address or date of [...]

Common IT Security Mistakes

July 30th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
Are Your Workers Making these Common IT Security Mistakes?   Despite only 27% of UK businesses having a formal cyber security policy in place, 43% of companies have suffered a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. What's more, negligent employees are the biggest threat to cyber security for small to medium-sized enterprises. With [...]

Top Password Practices for Your Team

July 18th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
Top Password Practices for Your Team   For businesses world over, cyber security is becoming a pressing issue. 43% of UK businesses have reported a data breach in the last 12 months, while 74% are making cyber security a high priority for their organisation. While cyber security involves a range of measures, there are some simple practices [...]

Are Remote Workers Better Workers?

July 5th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News, Industry News No Comments »
Are Remote Workers Better Workers?   The debate surrounding remote working is hotly contested. Most employees are in favour of remote working, thanks to the benefits it can bring. In fact, research shows that 87% of full-time workers do or want to work flexibly. Furthermore, 93% of people that are not currently working wish to [...]

BT Fined £77,000 for 5 Million Spam Emails

June 25th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
An investigation found that the company did not have the customers consent to send direct marketing emails.   ICO Head of Enforcement, Steve Eckersley, said: “Organisations have a responsibility to ensure they are acting within the law. Where they do not, the ICO can and will take action. This particular investigation was prompted by a [...]

Benefits of Outsourced IT Support

June 13th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
Are you having one of those days?   We understand that technology can be frustrating. It can become a major productivity issue when you have a deadline and your PC is holding you back. Here's some of the great benefits your business can gain from outsourcing your IT support with ilicomm. 9 Hour Support IT [...]

Vulnerability Management

June 7th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
Vulnerability Management   How ilicomm can help your business ilicomm’s vulnerability assessment programme will not only reveal as yet un-diagnosed problems but will highlight weaknesses and recommend the explicit technical controls required to mitigate the risk to a level acceptable to you.   ‘According to the new Breach Level Index, in 2017, the number of [...]

The Missing Piece in Your GDPR Journey

May 23rd, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
The Missing Piece in Your GDPR JOURNEY The task of completing the GDPR jigsaw continues to be a puzzling one made more complicated due to some aspects of the regulation still having to be agreed. With the compliance date now just around the corner, there is a critical element of the GDPR journey that is [...]

GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks

May 15th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks   What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation is replacing the current European Data Protection Directive, taking effect on the 25th of May - less than two weeks' time. The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of EU citizens. Here [...]

Personal Data Breaches in the GDPR

May 9th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
GDPR: Personal Data Breaches   What is a personal data breach? A personal data breach is defined as a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data. Some examples of personal data breaches can be: access by an unauthorised third party; deliberate or [...]

A Solution to Save Money & Make Your Business Greener

May 3rd, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
A Solution to Save Money & Make Your Business Greener   When it comes to budget planning for business, the costs of ongoing business maintenance can seem exorbitant. Around 20% of expenditure for small businesses is solely dedicated to IT. However, many companies will look back on their finances and notice IT costs creeping up [...]

Hosted Desktops Provide Flexibility And Security To Your Organisation

April 25th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
Hosted Desktops Provide Flexibility And Security To Your Organisation Hosted desktops are already helping millions of businesses. From charities to financial services, estate agents, recruiters and solicitors. All manners of organisations can enjoy working from anywhere, at any time – with only an internet connection. As well as allowing people to work from anywhere in the world, [...]

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