What you need to know about Shadow IT

What is Shadow IT? As businesses move towards the cloud, it is important to know how your employees are utilizing cloud services. Employees signing up and using cloud services without the knowledge of the business is known as Shadow IT. What are the risks? Traditional network security solutions are not designed to show how employees…

What to look for in a website contract

Even though we now offer web design, our service doesn’t suit everyone. We’ve seen a few customers sign website contracts for websites that have given them poor results. To help you avoid this situation, here are a few details that need to be discussed before signing a contract for a website. This is part 2…

14 days since a client was last hacked

It’s been a year and a half since my last warning about enabling two factor on all internet facing accounts to prevent hacking, but it’s only been 28 days since a client’s Office 365 account was hacked and 14 days since a client’s Facebook was hacked. Neither client had two factor enabled. In a scenario…

What to look for in a web hosting provider

Not all hosting providers will provide the same quality of service for your website. A good hosting provider will be proactive in maintaining and securing their server and your website, as well as having the skills to fix your website if it breaks. Here’s a short list of what I look for in a hosting…

IT Security Training Organisation Hacked

It’s big news when one of the largest organisations in the world offering IT certifications and security training gets hacked and this is what happened when an employee of the SANS institute recently fell victim to a phishing attack. The hacker configured a rule to auto-forward emails from the hacked account. This led to an…

Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie

Walkie Talkie is a new feature coming soon to Microsoft Teams. If you have a headset device with a “press to talk” button, you can use Microsoft Teams just like a standard walkie talkie. Even if your phone is locked, you will be able to receive and communicate using Walkie Talkie. Just press the button…

Your servers could be at risk right now

Watch this one come around to bite people in a few months. Pretty much every server needs to be patched. The EXTERNAL risk might be quite low if you have correctly configured firewalls and networks. Unfortunately, the INTERNAL risk is immense unless you apply the work around below immediately. This critical vulnerability is as bad…

Improving our existing monitoring

Monitoring data is vital in making sure systems are running as they should be. Without proper monitoring, problems can go unseen and lead to ongoing and even larger issues. At CCP we’re always improving how we monitor our systems. Our new dashboard is one way that we’ve recently improved our monitoring. If there’s an issue, our…

How to convert time into decimals in Excel

If you have time stored as 1:30 but want it as a decimal (1.50), or if you want to convert time to minutes/seconds this is the tutorial for you! Converting time into decimals is easy once you know these three ways to do it. Arithmetic Way The easiest way to convert time to decimal in…

Microsoft Teams training videos

Microsoft has gained millions of daily users with the coronavirus outbreak so to save you time, we’ve curated a list of their best training videos for you. The links below are what we consider their most valuable training videos about Microsoft Teams. What is Microsoft Teams Overview of team channels How to send an email…