Data Security

Cyber Security Awareness Over Holiday Periods.

During holiday periods cyber criminals tend to increase their activities. This is generally due to the fact that while we are all relaxing and enjoying some down time away from the confines of the office we may be less meticulous with our security measures. Cyber criminals take advantage of holiday periods and our lack of vigilance as …

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What is Multi-factor Authentication and why do I need it?

Multi-factor Authentication or MFA is an added security measure creating a higher level of protection for technology environments. When logging in users are prompted to enter a code which is sent to a separate device or a code from an authenticator app. Multi-level security ensures that gaining access to a password is not enough for …

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What is cyber security awareness and why is it so important?

With October being Cyber Security Awareness month, we wondered how security aware you and your team really are. What is Cyber Security Awareness and why is it so important? Cyber security awareness is about your awareness of the cyber threats that your technology environment may be at risk of. Being aware of the risks and …

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5 Reasons to Audit Technology

5 Reasons you should have your technology operations audited  Audits can make the most seasoned professional hide in the corner.  At SMIKTECK we prefer to look at audits in a much more positive light. We see audits as a way to continuously improve your technology and ensure it’s aligned with your business operations.  Here are the 5 most important reasons to have your technology …

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Government Announcement

Government Announces Cyber Attacks In the past week we have seen several articles in regard to cyber attacks from a foreign source. Reading these articles, it was scary to learn that the affected businesses included state government departments and agencies and local governments. Hospitals and other state utilities are also in the spotlight and all of …

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