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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – IT Safety During Uncertain Times

Cybercriminals have a tendency to take advantage of ‘hot topics’ in the hope of targeting people with a vested interest or concern about current issues. As a result the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become an area targeted by attackers. […]

Windows Server 2008: End of Life

From January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will cease, seeing the end of any regular patches and security updates and leaving infrastructure and applications open to risk and compliance breaches. All three Windows server 2008 R2 editions (Datacentre, Enterprise and Standard) will be affected, including the Hyper-V role. […]

By |August 8th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments|

Windows 7: End of Life

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will cease both support and the provision of security updates for PCs running Windows 7. This impending change will require a large amount of remediation work as Windows 7 is estimated to be in use on over 30% of all PCs globally. […]

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    British Businesses Failing at Cyber Security to Be Hit with £17m Fines

British Businesses Failing at Cyber Security to Be Hit with £17m Fines

The UK government has announced that businesses which do not have adequate systems to protect against cybercrime in place will be subject to fines of up to £17 million. The measure is being introduced in an attempt to safeguard services and utilities deemed essential to the British public, and will most likely target energy, health, transport and water companies. […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments|

Choosing the Right Computer Equipment for your Office

Regardless of the particular niche in which your business operates, it’s almost inevitable that you’re going to need a network of computers and the attendant equipment to service you and your staff members. […]

By |February 10th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments|

5 Ways to Become a Greener Business

With our carbon footprint an increasingly weighty topic on everyone’s mind, there’s never been a better time for your business to go green. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but you can actually set yourself apart from your rivals and make yourself more attractive to prospective clients and customers. In a market as competitive as the SME sector, every little helps.


By |December 21st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

Why Is Ransomware So Popular for Cybercriminals?

Ransomware. We’re all familiar with the term, whether it be from news reports, online scaremongering or, heaven forbid, a brush with the beast itself. This form of cyber crime is still incredibly popular all over the world, despite the fact that its reputation (or notoriety) precedes it by some distance. […]

By |October 14th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

The Importance of Multiple Backups

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when we’ve realised that a document didn’t save your changes. Or you choose “save” instead of “save as” and accidentally overwrite the original.  Of course, that’s one of the reasons that you keep a backup isn’t it? Just in case you need it. […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|

4 Tips for Managing an Office Relocation

If 2018 means a move to bigger premises, then it’s essential to plan well in advance to avoid any disruption during the move. Here at Pink Chalk we have plenty of experience planning and executing office relocations so we’ve put together a few tips for what you can do to make your relocation as stress-free and smooth as possible. […]

Why Hackers Love Ransomware – and why you’re a target

Ransomware is a popular method of digital attack as it is so incredibly simple to implement. It can be introduced through the time honoured weak link in the IT security chain – the end user. […]

By |April 14th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments|