Now it is four years on from the last World cup, which ironically is the same life span as a server.
Everyone has got football fever….have you?
I am sure like most of the country you watched the England vs. Italy game on Saturday night?
How encouraging was it when Daniel Sturridge scored the equalizer for us in the 37th minute? Only 2 minutes after Italy scored the first goal of the game.
We were all hopeful that we could win this game, but unfortunately for us it all went a bit pear shaped and Italy managed to get another goal and win the game….BOO
There are a number of things that can go wrong for us in this world cup, but also there are many things that can go wrong with your IT….
What are the worst things that can happen in a football game?
Below we have come up with our Top 5 Football Calamities:
- Red card – Does your company have up to date security? Or will you be getting a red card when the virus hits?
- Own goal – Do you have an IT provider you can rely on if anything goes awry?
- Injuries – Does your IT support provide you with all the latest system updates or installs?
- Offside –Do you have online back-ups or data recovery service?
- Penalties – Do you have a disaster recovery process?
As you can see a lot of things can go wrong in football and it’s the same with your IT.
If you don’t want to let your team down like David Beckham did in the 1998 world cup then ask yourself the above questions….
You never know what might happen, we might just win this world cup and you might get a decent IT provider like us!
P.S Just incase you missed it check out our boys in action from Saturday night
Earlier this week I was speaking to a colleague about an article we both saw on the Sky news website. The article stated that cybercrime costs £266bn every year, which is apparently as much as the global drugs trade. This figure is more than twice as high as previous estimates; this is based on data gathered from 28 countries around the world, which between them account for 80% of global cybercrime.
The article mentioned that the cost of cybercrime will continue to increase as more consumers and businesses around the world move more to online shopping and Internet use. A number of companies have been hit by cybercrime; one British company told officials it had incurred revenue losses of £770m because of one attack. The UK ranked fifth in the G20 countries most affected, with an annual loss of £6.8bn as a result of cybercrime.
Last year, 93% of large corporations and 87% of small to medium sized companies suffered data breaches, with the average cost of an attack worth £770,000 and £60,000 respectively.
Recently I read that eBay have also been attacked by cybercrime; between late February and early March eBay’s databases were hacked which included eBay customers’ names, encrypted password, email address, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. eBay have urged customers to change their passwords not only on eBay but on all other password protected sites.
Since the attack the company have stated that after a number of tests the cyber breach has not resulted in any unauthorized activity for their customers.
This is only the latest in a recent string of high profile cybercrime incidents. In February, the details of 2,200 Tesco clubcards were leaked online – I hope it wasn’t mine!
I know this story is worrying but we can help you to protect yourself from cybercrime. Below we have put together five helpful tips to help you prevent Cybercrime.
- Choose strong passwords and keep them safe
- Protecting your computer with Security Software
- Install the latest operating system updates
- Ensuring that your personal information is protected
- Secure your wireless network.
If you would like to get further information on preventing cybercrime or any other help please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 3301 0003 or email email@example.com
It’s that time again…
Yes, the Barton elves are working hard to get all our customers support calls finished before they have to help Santa on Christmas Eve. However they did get chance to decorate the new Barton HQ!
Click on the video below to see how they got on…
Seasons greetings from all the team. I thought it would be a good idea to publish our opening times during the period to ensure that you know we are on hand should you happen to be working over the Christmas break.
Please pass on this message to any members of your team who may need us during the festivities.
Times are as follows:
Christmas Eve – 09:00 to 13:00
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
27th December – Closed
30th December – 09:00 to 17:00
New Years Eve – 09:00 to 13:00
New Years Day – Closed
2nd January – Normal operations
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for using Barton Technology during 2013. All the team here wish you all a very merry Christmas and an extremely prosperous New Year.
Dominic and the team.
We are currently seeing further attempts from a large scale botnet targeting Joomla/Wordpress Administration areas. This attack has recently increased its hit rate and we have taken action to protect the targeted areas from these attacks. As a result of this you may now find you are prompted to pass a CAPTCHA check when attempting to login to your WordPress / Joomla website.
Information regarding this botnet was also recently published by the BBC and you can read that article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22152296
The Support Team