Ransomware attacks on UK schools and other organisations

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued advice in March 2021, having already done so in 2020, about an increase in targeted ransomware attacks on the UK education sector. Attacks took place against schools, colleges and universities in the UK, including the Harris Federation, Castle School Education Trust and Newcastle University, and likely sought to […]

Is your pet’s name your password?

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It was National Pet Day on 11 April 2021 (yes, it’s a thing). To celebrate, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged us not to use our pets’ names as our passwords, but to use three random words in what’s called a ‘passphrase’. The NCSC said in their ‘paws-word change’ article that 15% of […]

Insights: Ransomware Explained

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This Think IT Insights article provides a definition and explanation of ransomware, what ransomware is, different types and examples of ransomware, the scale of the ransomware problem and how it spreads, how to protect yourself from and defend against ransomware, and what to do if you get infected.

Microsoft Teams New Features

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On 31 March 2021 the Microsoft Teams Team (yep! Wonder if they call their site the Teams Team’s Team?) explained a bunch of new features and functionality that’s now available.

White House and Joe Biden looking at global semiconductor shortage

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Since the first lockdown period, from 23 March 2020, there have been availability issues emerging with numerous different technology items as the global supply chain suffered initially from factory and distribution closures and increased demand as a result of working and learning from home.