The Five Steps of the cyber security ladder.

Whilst there is an excessive amount of information for security standards available to both the public and private sectors, there is no guarantee that all the information will be relevant to your particular business sector. Xpertex’ security consultant, Dean Morgan, believes there is a “cyber-security ladder” that organisations should aim to climb, intending to maintain […]

What is a ransomware attack and how can I prevent it from happening?

Ransomware is malicious code or software that cyber-criminals use to block people from accessing their own data or system files. A form of malware, it encrypts the victim’s files and allows the perpetrator to publish the personal data enclosed within unless a ransom is paid. The victim is then shown instructions on how to pay […]

Do you want to know how to be ready for cyber incidents?

When it comes to cyber incidents it is important to have a response plan in place. It has been reported in the media that during the Covid pandemic that cyber incidents have increased. Cyber incidents can have a negative effect on your business as it can, reduce stakeholder confidence, increase cost, lower efficiency and impact […]

How business leaders can help to improve security on projects for remote workers in 2020 and 2021.

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected CISOs and business leaders worldwide. With life slowly returning back to normal, leaders are increasingly developing and implementing security projects designed to minimise risks and support remote workers. With this said you might be asking the question: How can business leaders help to improve security on projects for remote workers? In this […]

Moving towards a Software Defined future

Over the last few years, the world of business communication has come to be driven by data. From financial transactions to information sharing, the ways in which the application software we use affects how we create and manage this data is almost endless. To facilitate this growing dependency, hardware-based networks were traditionally used to backhaul […]

Simple steps to protect yourself on social media

Social media platforms have become an integral part of our daily routines, providing previously unimaginable ways to access information, make valuable connections and boost both business and personal profiles. However, just as many of us now take for granted their power for good, they also leave us vulnerable to exploitation by cyber-criminals. Far too many […]

Five reasons to outsource your IT to a Managed Services provider

In an ever-changing business landscape, more and more businesses are turning to a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to fulfil their IT needs. MSPs are third-party, expert companies that can help their clients achieve greater efficiency, security and reliability, not to mention significant financial and environmental savings, by taking responsibility for a group of otherwise in-house […]

The long and winding road to ISO 27001 Certification

When a race car takes to the track at the start of a motor sport event, it is the culmination of months, if not years of preparation. Top-level deals have been done, the team is working together toward a single goal, and every last wheel nut must be accounted for before the race even begins. […]

Delivering projects remotely, the Xpertex way

Covid-19 has driven a completely new way of working for almost everyone, with an increase in remote working at the top of this list of changes. Within companies, internet-based meetings, updates and conversations have proliferated, requiring individuals and teams to adapt quickly to new methods of working. In B2B relations, the inability to meet up […]