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IT Security for Small Business

IT Security for Small Business

IT Security for Small Business Small Business are not resistant to shocks, the Federation of Small Business advise that every year 50,000 small businesses close due to late payments but there are other threats that can result in not even being able to manage payments or cashflow. IT Security for Small Business will always be a challenge as SMEs need to balance the risks of a cyberattack with things like late payment. Cash in the bank is central to any business,

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What is a CVE?

CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, in essence it represents a security risk that has been classified and can be remediated on its own. At Hayachi Services we take the security of your organisation seriously, and so all of our Partners use CVEs to help keep you secure and classify risk on your systems. For example, one of the modules that is offered with Panda Security’s Adaptive Defense is Patch Management. This tool uses CVE classifications on hundreds of

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Making IT Equipment Last Longer

Making IT Equipment Last Longer It is the case that if the world will truly success in navigating its journey to a circular economy – kit needs to last longer. In fact, everything needs to be built to last longer and be re-usable (to multiple degrees). The first step to ensuring that IT Equipment lasts longer is to build a CMDB – a Config Management Data-Base. This is in order to be able to record every IT asset your business

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Armed Forces Covenant

Hayachi and the Armed Forces Covenant Hayachi Services are a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, which aims to support businesses and individuals who are associated with the Ministry of Defence and the amazing people who work to serve the country. Many people who are spouses or children of Forces-families are disadvantaged, can suffer stress or specific challenges and obstacles in life.  In recognition of the financial difficulties the community faces we notably offer an upfront 15% discount on

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Identifying Cyber Security Incidents

What is a Cyber Security Incident? The UK is lucky to have a National Cyber Security Centre, a government-led centre of expertise and resources, so Hayachi Services will defer to their definition: 1. Attempts to gain unauthorised access to a system and/or to data. 2. The unauthorised use of systems for the processing or storing of data. 3. Changes to a systems firmware, software or hardware without the system owners consent. 4. Malicious disruption and/or denial of service. Tools and

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GameDev – Building a Toolbox

Why a GameDev needs a toolbox After you have chosen an engine you will likely need to consider the ecosystem which surrounds the platform. This ranges from your operating system to the the dev tools you will depend on over the course of your project. But why do you need a toolbox? Identifying the capabilities you need to successfully deliver your game is an exercise that should begin before you write a single line of code for your game. This can be through a detailed roadmap which explores

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Legal Contract Automation

What is Contract Automation? Automation is often thought of as a topic far too complex to be able to benefit from without significant initial investments. This is simply not the case. As a Red Hat Business Partner we have assisted organisations of all sizes implement cutting-edge automation solutions on IT infrastructure simply because legal services providers need to have a strong foundation before adopting a new technology. Automation often starts small and this applies equally to legal contract automation as

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IT Security for Barristers

IT Security for Barristers As self-employed specialists who deal with sensitive data, a Barrister will often face complex IT Security requirements with very tight budgets. This is especially the case if your clients require Legal Aid, in fact at that point it would be fair to say your budget is near-nil. Hayachi Services are experts at working with legal and professional services firms, so even if your legal practice is an army of one, you are in safe hands with

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Implementing DevOps in Your Daily Operation

Implementing DevOps in Your Daily Operation When it comes to DevOps very few organisations can compete with our partner Red Hat. They even offer extensive and freely available knowledge on the subject – that is the joy of working with The Open Organisation. What is DevOps? To quote Red Hat: DevOps uses source code management systems and automated testing software to simplify the development process, while automated build and deployment tools streamline the work of the operations team. DevOps is effectively

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Making the most of Hybrid Working

Defining Hybrid Working Hybrid Working is treated as the best of both worlds between working in a ‘traditional’ office environment and working at home, or in leased premises. Some organisations refer to this as Work From Anywhere, or Agile Working. In practice this has its own technical challenges but the main issue firms may face when adopting Hybrid Working will be cultural – is the organisation ready to accommodate the fact that staff may be working in a setting where

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Chambers Cybersecurity: retaining business

Why your Chambers Cybersecurity posture affects retention of business The results of a GOV.UK survey(external link) released in March 2020 re-established that cyber security breaches are becoming ever more frequent. The UK Government found 46% of UK businesses and charities reported a cyber-attack during the year. Of those, 33% claimed they experienced a successful cyber-attack against their systems at least once a week in 2020 – up from 22% in 2017. This of course also applies to Barristers’ Chambers – and when you are self-employed there are two things you need to

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Agile Working and Tablet Computers

Agile Working using flexible solutions Many of our legal clients are facing significant challenges retaining their junior staff, as explored by Law and Broader founder Chrissie Wolfe. Many of these new hires are familiar with remote working, relaxed about data transfer and expect their employers to embrace more agile working practices such as only needing to be physically present in the office two days a week. Achieving this while maintaining high levels of service, accommodating for clients who require in-person

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