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How SMBs can combat Cybercrime

Cyber threats against Small Businesses are on the increase. How can SMBs fight Cybercrime? When hackers breach the defences of large organizations like Amazon, Apple or Citibank, it makes the news. When the same hackers exploit small and medium businesses (SMBs), it rarely gets a mention, but that doesn’t mean small businesses don’t get hacked, or that the impact on these SMBs is small. Cybercriminals now focusing on SMBs In fact it’s the opposite. Nearly 72% of data breaches investigated by Verizon Communications’ forensic analysis unit in 2011 were at companies with less than 100 employees. And the trend of targeting SMBs is only increasing: The number of daily targeted attacks specifically aimed at small and midsize businesses more than doubled in the first six months of 2012 . The financial impact of these...

Losing your data – How to avoid it

Losing your data The fundamental responsibility for any information technology professional or IT manager is to ensure the data upon which any company is built is protected. Failing to do so could have dire consequences not only for the professional but also for the company. The consequences for data loss are dire:
  • 93% of companies that lost their data centre for 10 days or more due to disaster went in to administration within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for the same time period filed for administration immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
  • 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive - 43% never reopen and 51% close within two years. (University of Texas)
  • 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go...

Facebook Email Scams

Lately there have been an increase in scam emails purporting a Facebook Friend Request from somebody you don't know. Yes you guessed it, this is a scam. In a lot of cases it is a scam to phish personal information. But how do you tell for sure? Well, all emails from facebook come from a facebook email address or facebook.com, so check out the senders email address. By hovering your mouse over the URLs or web page links, they should go to a facebook.com URL and NOT something like http://jjayces.co.uk/waltses/index.html which has nothing to do with facebook. The details at the bottom of the email should list the address for facebook which is in Menlo Park, Calif. But what we have found is that is lists Department 415 at a PO box number. If you are ever in doubt, go to the web...

Communication

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. The moral of the story is communication is often complicated, yet good communication is essential for projects to run smoothly and deliver the desired benefits. To find out how System Force can help you with your communications whether it’s to your colleagues or to your customers through email, the web or over VOiP, call now on 0845 862 0066 or email sales@systemforce.co.uk.  ...

System Force Becomes Prometric Certified

As Of 1st of March 2013 System Force is proud to announce its new training center facilities have been accredited with a Prometric Certification.

DSC_7835 DSC_7849 DSC_7856 DSC_8013 DSC_7819 What this means is that from now on any exam normally taken in a prometric test center can now be taken in System Force's state of the art testing facilities. To book an exam logon to the Prometric website as normal and select System Force as your test location....

Welcome to our new site !

Welcome to our new site, its been a while since we upgraded our site, there has been so much going on ! The new site is located @ http://www.systemforce.co.uk There is tonnes of info on our new website. If you find a fault, typo or bug please feel free to let me know ! - Plus any other ideas that you have that would be useful for our site ! Jez...