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16 01, 2018

GDPR compliance

By |2018-10-29T15:29:33+00:00January 16th, 2018|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ensure your business is GDPR compliance. To meet GDPR compliance regulations you have to ensure you look at breach notification. This will become a legal requirement of all businesses from May 25th 2018. Which means, that within 72 hours of detecting a data breach, you must inform the supervisory authority. What exactly does this mean? [...]

8 11, 2017

Safe, Secure and Prosperous

By |2017-11-08T15:51:31+00:00November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Public Sector Action Plan on Cyber Resilience Safe, Secure and Prosperous is the Scottish Government tagline for the Public-Sector Action Plan on cyber resilience (Cyber - Public Sector Action Plan - FINAL - Public Sector Action Plan 2017-18). Although this is mainly aimed at the public sector in Scotland, it is just as relevant to [...]

20 09, 2017

Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

By |2017-11-09T14:48:15+00:00September 20th, 2017|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi is one of my hot topics of conversation at the many networking events in and around Glasgow that I attend. I have to say, I am becoming a bit paranoid about it, however, I make no apology for bringing it up. Why, you may well ask? Well, let’s cut right [...]

10 08, 2017

Your Local Cyber Security Experts

By |2017-08-10T14:57:36+00:00August 10th, 2017|Cyber Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your local cyber security experts, bold statement or true fact? In truth only our customers can answer that question, but if asked I am sure they will back us up. Unleashed, have two main areas of operations Glasgow and the central belt to Edinburgh and Manchester along the M62 corridor which covers Leeds and Liverpool. [...]

27 07, 2017

Cyber Security for the Sole Trader

By |2017-07-28T13:43:43+00:00July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyber security for the sole trader. I do a lot of networking events and talk a lot about Cyber Security. However, my focus, tends to be on how SME’s and Corporate companies should be better protected, and how they should mitigate risk. But during a conversation this morning, I started talking to a lovely lady [...]

3 07, 2017

What makes a good Cyber Security Consultant?

By |2017-07-03T10:01:00+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What makes a good cyber security consultant? As cyber-crime rises, it seems every IT person is now a cyber security expert. However, with so much information floating around how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Well, Unleashed, is here to help you decide. As we have said many times, in various posts over [...]

27 06, 2017

What to do if you think you’re infected with ransomware

By |2017-06-27T21:11:04+00:00June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not Petya We’ve had WannaCry, WannaCrypt, Petya and now Not Petya, all variants of a style of malware called crypto lockers.   Essentially software that gets onto your system and encrypts your files and stops you using them due to you not having the decryption key to open them. The term ransomware is used because affected [...]

13 06, 2017

How secure is your network?

By |2017-06-13T09:07:25+00:00June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How secure is your network and if asked can you prove it? We have written a lot over the past few months about different aspects of IT cyber security. But fundamentally, it all comes down to one thing, how secure is your network? I could ask this question to 20 IT Managers and get 20 [...]

10 04, 2017

Examples of Cyber Attacks

By |2017-04-18T15:07:55+00:00April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We all know that cyber attacks are on the increase, but not many of us actually know what it is, or how it effects us. So, I would like to share two examples with you. Cyber Attacks Example  1 - Know who you are dealing with. A large UK multinational centralised their finance function. As part [...]

11 07, 2016

Why network security should be top of your to-do list

By |2016-07-11T09:03:24+00:00July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Network security should be top of your to-do list? Now more than ever, every business is suspect to a cyber-attack.  Whilst we agree it is very difficult to stop these attacks, you can take precautions to stop them affecting your business.  It has been claimed, that 60% of large UK businesses have been hit by cyber-attacks [...]

23 05, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Secure your Wi-Fi

By |2016-10-26T08:45:38+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It has been estimated that 63% of the Internet traffic worldwide will be sent by Wi-Fi by 2019. So is your Wi-Fi Secure? So what are the drivers for more Wi-Fi? Increased workplace productivity – Wi-Fi allows your business users to work in any location at any time. Cost – in smaller businesses it is [...]

12 04, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Virus Attacks

By |2016-10-26T08:45:40+00:00April 12th, 2016|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is it that computer users are getting virus attacks by cyber criminals? The short answer is because they can and we make it easy for them. In this article I want to concentrate on Malware or Ransomware attacks. The days of simple malware being developed to cause a bit of mischief have long gone. [...]

15 03, 2016

IT for Joint Ventures

By |2016-10-26T08:45:40+00:00March 15th, 2016|Managed Services, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The construction industry isn't exactly well-known for innovation and technology, certainly the formative years of my career were spent fighting getting technology into my employers. These days' things have changed and even the most modest of site cabins have server rooms, IP telephony and fully-fledged networks which has been fuelled in part by the rise [...]

12 11, 2015

Why the UK IT Consultancy Sector Continues to Grow

By |2017-07-17T08:23:45+00:00November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to consultancy.uk the UK consulting market is now worth some £6 billion. By far the biggest contributor in these figures is the Digital sector, worth £1.4 billion and it is the move towards digital that has meant big changes for the way organisations approach their IT departments and the effect on the UK IT Consultancy [...]

3 11, 2014

Unleashed IT is now known as Unleashed

By |2016-10-26T08:46:13+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You may think that it is only two letters, but changing from being Unleashed IT to Unleashed has been a big move for us. I used to think having the description of what your company does in its name is great – Joe Blogs Plumbing or A.N.Other Construction – you’ll never question what they do. [...]