It used to be that a good security system and a building with a manned gate kept businesses safe. Employees with key cards and CCTV surveillance were icing on the cake. Sensitive files were kept under lock and key in discrete locations, and security companies were hired to do drive-bys at night. We live in a whole new world though, and as BTA sees regularly, businesses need an entirely different type of defence to stay safe today. The latest research reveals that companies are still not addressing basic IT security issues, and cyber attacks are increasing faster than ever before. Companies, it would appear, are not fully understanding their vulnerabilities, or choosing not to do anything to address them.
Most of us know how to do the basics in Microsoft Word—bold text, copy, paste, create bullet points and change font size. But few of us have ever been shown how to use Microsoft Word features that could make our documents that little bit more professional, or help us do things that little bit faster. Below our IT consultants give you their top 5 essential tips for Microsoft Word 2016 for a professional edge.
You may have thought twice about the security of messages sent over WhatsApp, or about using an app for online banking. After all once you press ‘send’ or ‘transfer’, your data is in cyberspace, where theoretically anything could happen to it. Luckily, you need not worry. WhatsApp and major banking apps prevent unauthorised access to your data by 'scrambling' the information sent from one person to another into a lengthy code making it unreadable for anybody else attempting to access it.
iOS 10 is filled with practical improvements that most of us would use – if we knew about them. Some things are obvious, but others are little hidden gems that most of need to be told about. One of our favourites is the Night Shift mode which turns your screen red by filtering out the blue light that stops melatonin production for a better night’s sleep. But there are lots more!
You may have excellent passwords—varied, long and with lots of different characters. But if you are like most people, you probably thought up a password for one of the first online accounts you ever created. You used it for everything until you were forced to change it for an account that required a more complicated password. Then you had two working passwords that you used for virtually all your accounts, and to this day that is pretty much a case.
If we ask you if you’ve heard of The Edge, you might think we were talking about Microsoft Edge—the “enhanced Windows 10 search experience”. But The Edge we are talking about is far cooler.