IT + Network Security

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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Technology Strategy Consultation

At SMIKTECK we love a good story, especially when it is about one of our valued clients. Recently we had the great experience of rolling out our new technology risk audit and consultancy service for a wonderful Newcastle based charity. After auditing all of their sites, we compiled a report detailing; Technology strengths, Weaknesses, Risk …

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Safeguarding Your Small Business from Theft

All businesses are vulnerable to theft, but did you know that small businesses may be more susceptible to data theft than their larger competitors? Small businesses are less likely to have the right security controls in place to keep their information safe. You only need to make a few small adjustments to safeguard your business information from …

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Holiday Hackers: 4 Ways You’re Vulnerable this Silly Season

Your kids are not the only ones counting down the sleeps until Christmas. While the little ones are dreaming of Santa filling their stockings with presents, cyber criminals are scheming new ways to line their pockets. 1.      Gone phishin’ When your staff go online shopping at their work desks, they could be putting their bank …

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