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Three fundamentals for good IT Security

Three fundamentals for good IT Security

Things to keep in mind when talking about IT Security IT Security will forever be a compromise – never be afraid to accept some risk Consider the ‘attack surface’ of your IT Estate – how big a target you are You must invest to secure your Endpoints and E-mail, they are the most vulnerable parts of any IT Estate Many IT Service Providers try to obfuscate when it comes to how much their solutions will actually help you. The only

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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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Linux

Linux and Unix-like [collectively, *nix] Operating Systems are incredibly common. Almost every mobile phone, gaming system, internet streaming service, telephony service, and enterprise-level application uses the Linux-subsystem, or depends on *nix for business-critical work. *nix is necessarily a very broad term though, so we’ve collected some of our favourite distributions for you look at to help give a flavour of what is on offer. Red Hat Mageia FreeBSD Fedora Linux Mint And More… There are a multitude of Operating Systems,

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Securing Financial Services firms

Reliable ways to secure Financial Services firms Financial Services is a heavily regulated industry, alongside general legal requirements for Data Loss Prevention, Financial Services firms have additional Anti-Money Laundering requirements. Aside from regulation Financial Services firms are often the target of complex cyberattacks on account of how money is naturally exchanged through the sector. This can range from broad-brush attacks that affect systems such as Terminal Servers, to Spoofing campaigns where your business’ reputation is used to extract money from your

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IT Security and Building Resilient Infrastructure

How does resilience impact IT Security? Without resilience in an IT Estate your business can quickly find itself ceasing particular activities because of events outside of your control. For example, if you only purchase a single model of a laptop-computer for your whole organisation there is a good chance that certain drivers will cause instability in it over its lifespan. Most organisations keep laptops for three years, and driver updates often occur every few months – but often there are

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What Managed IT Services cost Small Business

Managed IT Services obfuscate costs As an IT Consultancy we at Hayachi Services reject the concept of Managed IT Services. We often work with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them retain clients, and the churn of clients that many MSPs have is typical of the sector. As a small business you need two things from your IT Estate to ensure you can grow: stability and reliable service. This is more oft than not the opposite of what a Managed Service

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Data Loss Prevention – why it matters

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Every organisation in the UK that handles data digitally must register with the Information Commissioner’s Office and take reasonable steps to protect the integrity of their data. In practice this means preventing the loss of your data as well – it isn’t enough to say you have been hacked, and the ICO will fine you for not protecting information. Our client Herbert Smith Freehills have an excellent piece on how fines are calculated here. This is

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Remote Management Software (RMM)

How RMM software can sustain an IT team The ability to have oversight over your organisation is valuable – incredibly valuable – knowing what is installed where, how it is running and being able to routinely report on this allows you to have timely information when you need it. It also saves money by making administration swifter and easier. Every organisation should use enterprise-class antivirus, this doesn’t mean the most expensive tool on the market – simply the one best

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Cloud Security – a different perspective

Taking a leaf from Kendo when talking about Cloud Security Kendo is ‘The Way of The Sword’ – a martial art heavily rooted in Buddhism and seeks to build a culture of striving for improvement. Tackling Cloud Security challenges is not dissimilar to learning Kendo – it is about continuous work to improve a craft, but is naturally impossible to perfect. In that sense it is a realistic worldview that is about consistent hard effort to achieve shared goals. See

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LegalTech depends on sound workflows

LegalTech is more than just technology LegalTech (sometimes referred to as ‘LawTech’) is not just a technology – after all it is the case that anyone can install software although this does not make it useful in itself. Any Digital Transformation project requires a significant amount of listening in order to actually identify which processes work, which don’t and where things can be improved.  A culture of Continuous Improvement needs to be engendered across an organisation, otherwise IT Projects can

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Ransomware – a solution

A solution to the problem known as Ransomware To put it simply Ransomware is the kidnapping of an IT system, typically done by encrypting the drive or boot partitions of an IT estate and then demanding a payment or action in order to be given a decryption key. Many newer Ransomware solutions also allow an attacker to remotely access your system (VNC) and for data-exfiltration which means that an attacker can ransom the data and threaten to leak it without

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Desktop Support drives efficiency

Why using Desktop Support is central to an efficient service At Hayachi Services we are incredibly fond of Desktop Support (sometimes referred to a to as Deskside Support) because it means we offer a Level 2 and 3 service as our standard line. This in turn means that our clients can deliver their IT Support Services and IT projects in a more streamlined way rather than routinely chopping and changing  engineers. We are so fond of Desktop Support that we

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