data security

Free data protection during COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak means that more people than ever are working remotely. With staff out of the office, data protection (data backups) are often overlooked. However, systems are more likely to suffer data loss. Because of this, and the impact that data loss can have on remote workers, IXCG is offering free data protection via its DataSafe platform. Until July 31st 2020, any organisation which tries the service for the first time will not be charged for data backup and…

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Disposal of electronic waste – The practicalities and the law

You may not realise it, but when electronic equipment comes to the end of it’s life, there are local laws which govern how it must be disposed of. Modern electronics contain a mix of elements, many of which are environmentally damaging which means that, should they disposed of in normal waste, can pose a severe pollution risk. In Europe this disposal is covered by the Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive. In addition to the environmental impact, many pieces…

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How to avoid cyber-security incidents

IXCG deals with a large number of malware, virus and cybersecurity incidents every year and, in 90% of cases, a lack of basic planning means that a minor outbreak becomes a major, and very expensive, incident. With prevention costing roughly 5-10% of the cost of an incident, why are so many businesses getting it so wrong? The most common factors with incidents are that the affected organisations either believed that they wouldn’t be a target, or that someone else in…

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