Safer Internet Day 7 February

Microsoft research, released today (6 February 2012), highlights that 78% of respondents have basic online security protection, but are less knowledgeable about how to defend against cybercrime threats that rely on deception such as phishing, identity theft and fraudulent links. The findings are based on the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI) which gathered responses from…


NSS Labs results: Internet Explorer the No. 1 browser to protect against malware

This post, from Julia Owen, UK Consumer Lead for Internet Explorer, was first published on the ‘The Blue E’ Internet Explorer blog  Fantastic news just in at Internet Explorer HQ! We are pleased to announce that, for the third quarter running in 2010, Internet Explorer has continued to be the number one browser to protect…


Do you know your virus from your elbow?

When you run a small company, you’re the boss, the sales manager, the cleaner, and – yes – the IT manager too. So for the protection of your precious information, you need to get to grips with internet security. Take our fun quiz to test your knowledge, and in the process find out what some…


Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!

Blog courtesy of Eric Ligman and the Microsoft Partner SMB Community Blog. Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft that I am very happy to be able to tell you about! As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to: Reduce operating costs Improve productivity…


Small businesses must keep investing in IT security

Here’s an extract from a new feature story published on the Microsoft Small Business website yesterday. You can read the story in full here. To some extent, urging small business owners to invest in IT security solutions may be preaching to the converted – unsurprising given the huge amount of media attention given over to…


Click Clever, Click Safe, Click CEOP

Today, 9 February, is Safer Internet Day, and in the UK, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is promoting several ways to make the web more secure for children: ·        An animated film, aimed at children around 5-7 years old, shows ways in which children can safety browse and use the Internet. Apparently…


Give your IT support people less to do

Show your IT support people how much you care – give them less to do! This is the title of one of our new articles on the small business website. What’s the secret behind reducing your IT support? No magic really, just common sense. We’ve got five suggestions on how you can manage your IT…


Get a free online security review

We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating – your data underpins your business. If your data – or your systems – are compromised, your business could be at risk. Use our free Security Assessment Tool to get an online review of your security. You can download a report at the close of the 15-minute…


Get Safe Online with free, expert advice

Today marks the start of Get Safe Online week, an annual event to raise awareness of Internet safety issues. Through a variety of events, competitions and press activities, the GSO team reach out to consumers and small businesses to highlight the potential threats and dangers of online fraud and theft, and to recommend best practice…