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How to Protect your Data on Public Wi-Fi

Rockford IT, part of SysGroup PLC met a lady who was using public Wi-Fi at a London station. Her laptop was hacked while she was connected and she had data stolen. It was a hard lesson to learn in a brutal way. Using public Wi-Fi is a risky business. If you are not careful, information from your devices is sent out loud and clear so anyone with the right software tools could easily sneak a peak at what you’re doing. Criminals can pick up your passwords or other private information, especially, if you use the same password on multiple sites. They can set up their own Wi-Fi hotspot, with ...

by Lauren Ascroft on 10 Jan 2018


What Could Cyber Crime Cost Your Business?

Answering the questions: "How dangerous is cyber crime for my business?" "What precautions should I take against cyber crime?" In the 2015-16 financial year, recorded cyber crime cost the UK economy £10.9 billion. For small businesses alone, the average cost of a cyber attack is about £3,000. When we hear about attacks on large firms and businesses (Equifax, Deliotte, the NHS, and even the mobile company Three) we are tempted to put our heads down and keep moving along, the same way we might with other bad news online. But if gaining awareness is important, then taking action is cri...

by Lauren Ascroft on 21 Dec 2017


Are You Ready for GDPR? 5 Steps to Take

As the May 25, 2018, European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) deadline approaches, more and more businesses are searching for a cloud service provider who will be a trusted partner to host their data and help them reach full compliance. Because the GDPR (and the similar UK Data Protection Bill proposed in August 2017) changes the standards for how to safely store and process data, it is incredibly important for businesses to assess their systems and make a strategic plan to be ready when the deadline comes. The GDPR legislation aims to align data protection legislation with...

by Lauren Ascroft on 08 Dec 2017


New 2nd Line Technician Joins Rockford IT

Shropshire based managed IT services provider Rockford IT, now part of SysGroup PLC have appointed another member of staff, taking their total up to 42. Peter Hull joined as a 2nd Line Technician at the beginning of November. Peter has had both a career in the Royal Air Force and the Armed Forces. After breaking his elbow, Peter took on a distant learning course in IT and has worked various roles within the IT industry at companies including; EntaNet, Network Telecom and E-know. In his role as 2nd Line Technician at Managed Services Provider Rockford IT, Peter will act upon incidents rep...

by Lauren Ascroft on 02 Dec 2017


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