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The password ‘123456’ has been found 23 million times in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Have I Been Pwned password campaign in collaboration with Troy Hunt. The NCSC campaign displays 100,000 most commonly re-used passwords that have been accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches. If you see a password in this Global password risk list…

“Cybersecurity is a board-level responsibility, and board members should be specifically asking about ransomware,” says guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Ransomware attacks are continually evolving with attacks becoming more frequent, sophisticated, and targeted. Businesses face a wide range of threats to important assets, with skilled hackers targeting computer systems, networks and people. …

What is CVS? Computer Vision Syndrome is the straining of the eyes whilst working for long periods of time at a computer screen. 50-90% of people who work on computers show symptoms of CVS. This can cause discomfort and fatigue. Things that may impact this are: your seat positions Your screen brightness Screen angle The…

We have recently installed a new Hosted VoIP System for a client in the Healthcare industry. We appreciate the positive feedback from the Park Gate based firm and look forward to doing their IT moving forward. At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across…

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks. This can bring many benefits to your business such as: Security. Azure offers easy logon for all users,…

Backing up your data is critical for any business. Would your business be able to continue running if it suffered a loss of data? Downtime and data loss can have a substantial cost to your business both financially and to your reputation, highlighting the importance of your business being prepared for such catastrophe. It is…

The value of Bitcoin has started to dip as the Chinese government has decided to crackdown on initial coin offerings within China. The new law shows that ICOs have been declared illegal by the People’s Bank of China, the autocratic nation’s securities regulator, due to concerns regarding financial fraud and general criminal activity. Bitcoin is…

During the big NHS cryptolocker outbreak, we were proud to announce none of our customers here at Matrix were breached. For further advice or if you would like to renew your cybersecurity, please contact us via email or phone at 01329 888444.

Have you got a social media policy outlined for your company? If not, follow our page on LinkedIn for a free template: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2853437/  Reasons why a social media policy is important: Gives employees direction because they know what they can and can’t do on social media (will vary from company to company). Protect your company’s reputation…

Do you regularly back up your data? We hope so, because there are some nasty viruses out there, finding new and innovative ways to encrypt your data. If you don’t back up your data then a vicious virus may put a halt to your business. CryptoLocker was, and still is, a ransomware Trojan. It targets…

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