Don’t Take the Bait: Essential Phishing Training For Employees

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What is phishing? Phishing is the most prevalent form of cyber threat to organisations and individuals. Cybercriminals use fraudulent emails and erroneous website links, often impersonating legitimate ones, and trick the recipient into providing sensitive information. Other phishing emails might include an attachment which downloads malware. Phishing is known to be the most prolific form […]

Mintivo Announces New Managing Director: Alex Jukes

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We’re pleased to announce Alex Jukes as Mintivo’s new Managing Director! Alex has been an invaluable member of the team, leading our commercial arm for the past three years. His dedication and strategic vision have been pivotal in driving growth, with year-on-year increases of over 40%. Alex will now focus on nurturing our people and […]

What is Endpoint Security and How Can it Protect Against Cyber Threats?

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What is endpoint security? Endpoint security protection is designed to form part of an organisation’s cyber security programme. Due to the increasingly sophisticated attacks taking place, it is an essential tool in a company’s security toolbox. The specific job of endpoint security is to ensure that all endpoint devices – such as desktops, laptops and […]

What is the Difference Between a Risk Assessment and an IT Security Audit?

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Terms such as assessment and audits are sometimes used interchangeably, however it is important to understand the differences. Generally speaking, an assessment is an internal check on how a company operates. It can be carried out against a simple list of what’s important to the company’s management team, or made against a more comprehensive, external […]

What is an IT Security Audit?

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Cybercrime is on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated there were 2.39 million instances of cyber crime and approximately 49,000 instances of fraud as a result of cybercrime across UK businesses in the past 12 months. Although a very significant threat, there are steps you can take to minimise your risk of being exposed to […]

Beyond Spam Filters: Advanced Techniques for Email Security

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Why is email security important? Emails are one of the easiest routes for hackers to spread malware or for criminals to undertake scams. Malware can be very sophisticated, often loading ransomware or viruses which have the ability to access data or disable your systems. Attackers are increasingly finding new and more complex ways to exploit […]

Microsoft Teams vs Google Meets

Five years ago, online conference calls were the exception. They required expensive hardware, unwieldy software, and a good experience was not always guaranteed. The recent global pandemic, with the requirement to stay socially distanced and work from home, changed all that. Now online conference calls are the norm and there are a myriad of options […]

Zoom vs Teams – Which One Comes Out On Top

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With the dramatic rise in remote and hybrid working over the past few years, it’s no surprise that we’ve also seen a huge increase in the use of video conferencing apps, with two of the most common being Zoom and Microsoft Teams. But which one wins in the mighty Zoom vs Teams battle? Which app […]

What is Digital Transformation?

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Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business. Digital transformation enables you to fundamentally change how you operate to the benefit of your organisation whilst delivering value to your customers. It also enables agility in your ability to keep pace, or ahead of, your competition. Whilst the digital world […]

Mintivo strikes five-year IT partnership with Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has signed a five-year deal with Wiltshire IT services and solutions expert Mintivo to be its strategic IT partner. The Lacock company will be supporting the WAA’s service with a 24/7 resilient and stable network as well as providing essential staff training. Mintivo Commercial Director Alex Jukes said, “I think the […]