Keep All Your Passwords Secure with 39 Degress Support Essex

We’re not the first – and we won’t be the last – to emphasize the importance of cyber-safety. And while we can guarantee most of you will agree it’s importance, putting it into practice can be difficult for individuals around the globe.

According to latest reports, nearly 3 out of 4 individuals use duplicate passwords online; many of which have not been changed in five years or more. Unsurprisingly, about 40 percent of those taking part in the survey said they had experience a “security incident” in the past year – involving hacking, having passwords stolen or fraud.

With two out of every five people being hacked, it’s time to do something different i.e. changing your password!

After speaking to our in-house cyber security experts, here are 5 tips for keeping your passwords safe this year:

Avoid using personal information. It may be tempting to use the name of your pet or child as a password, but what if the hacker is someone a little closer to home? Often, a hacker could be someone who knows you – or has found out information from your Facebook. Therefore, using personal information such as names or dates will be their first guess.

Don’t use common passwords. Believe it or not, some of the most popular passwords are “123456”, “qwerty” and of course, “password”. Stay well away from these examples – if not you will have hackers leaping at the chance to get in your computer.

● Stay away from any single words or a pair of words. Hackers use software that can test every word in the dictionary for a short amount of time. Don’t think you can fool them with common substitutions such as a “5” for an “S”, hackers and their software are wise to any tricks.

● Try long passwords. American security research organisation, SANS Institute, recommend passwords that are at least 15 characters long. However, a password with 11 or 12 characters is sufficient for individuals looking to protect their important information.

Change your passwords often. Changing your passwords too regularly can make them difficult to remember but it’s important to change them occasionally. An easy way to keep track of when you changed your passwords last is to update them at the beginning or end of the year – and add this onto your password i.e. GsOgQlLoNqB522018

How We Can Help

At Ghost Services, we can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. We like to think we are a one-stop shop for all aspects of business-to-business IT. We are able to source and supply computers and IT equipment, install them and maintain your equipment to ensure you are making the most out of it. If you want to more information about our IT support in Essex, get in touch with us on 01708 390370

Why Are Remote IT Services More Efficient Than Onsite Support?

If you’re the owner of a business. You’ll understand how you’re always looking for ways to reduce spending and increase efficiency to make the company the best it possibly can be. One way you can dramatically reduce spending within your business is by switching your IT services from being onsite to remote. The team at Ghost, cyber security experts, have collated a list of benefits of switching to remote IT services.

What are remote IT services?

Remote IT services does pretty much what it says on the tin: fixes, maintains and provides other IT support remotely via the internet. Your technician will use a tool to log into your machine and navigate their way around your system. This means that they are able to get to the direct route to the problem and resolve the issue in a matter of minutes.

Efficiency

There’s no two ways about it, using remote IT services is generally more efficient. The time that would have been spent travelling to the issue is actually spent diagnosing and resolving the problem via the internet.

Cost effective

Remote IT services are inarguably more cost effective than having an onsite support team. Why? Because most of the time with remote support, you only pay when you have an issue. Whereas if you have an onsite team. You have to pay them to be present even if there are no issues.

You are not limited by location

One of the best benefits of remote IT services is that you and your technician are not limited by geographical location. This means you have the opportunity to enquire and find the best value for money.

How can we help?

Here at Ghost, IT support Essex, we are able to recognise that a general remote support system doesn’t suit everyone. That’s why we have not one but three solutions in order to suit your business model:

· Fixed term support: You don’t have to wait for something to go wrong before you can take advantage of our comprehensive and professional IT support services, with our fixed term support contracts.

· Pay as you go: We know things can go wrong from time to time and often at the most inconvenient times. If this happens to you, our friendly team of IT professionals can help you get back on track.

· Networks and devices: Alternatively, get the most out of your IT equiptment from the outset with our end-to-end installation service. Suitable for a single PC or a complete network. We can help deliver the right installation.

How We Can Help

If you would like more information on how Ghost can help you. Call us on 01279 800039.

Keep All Your Passwords Secure with 39 Degress Support Essex

We’re not the first – and we won’t be the last – to emphasize the importance of cyber-safety. And while we can guarantee most of you will agree it’s importance, putting it into practice can be difficult for individuals around the globe.

According to latest reports, nearly 3 out of 4 individuals use duplicate passwords online; many of which have not been changed in five years or more. Unsurprisingly, about 40 percent of those taking part in the survey said they had experience a “security incident” in the past year – involving hacking, having passwords stolen or fraud.

With two out of every five people being hacked, it’s time to do something different i.e. changing your password!

After speaking to our in-house cyber security experts, here are 5 tips for keeping your passwords safe this year:

Avoid using personal information. It may be tempting to use the name of your pet or child as a password, but what if the hacker is someone a little closer to home? Often, a hacker could be someone who knows you – or has found out information from your Facebook. Therefore, using personal information such as names or dates will be their first guess.

Don’t use common passwords. Believe it or not, some of the most popular passwords are “123456”, “qwerty” and of course, “password”. Stay well away from these examples – if not you will have hackers leaping at the chance to get in your computer.

● Stay away from any single words or a pair of words. Hackers use software that can test every word in the dictionary for a short amount of time. Don’t think you can fool them with common substitutions such as a “5” for an “S”, hackers and their software are wise to any tricks.

● Try long passwords. American security research organisation, SANS Institute, recommend passwords that are at least 15 characters long. However, a password with 11 or 12 characters is sufficient for individuals looking to protect their important information.

Change your passwords often. Changing your passwords too regularly can make them difficult to remember but it’s important to change them occasionally. An easy way to keep track of when you changed your passwords last is to update them at the beginning or end of the year – and add this onto your password i.e. GsOgQlLoNqB522018

How We Can Help

At Ghost Services, we can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. We like to think we are a one-stop shop for all aspects of business-to-business IT. We are able to source and supply computers and IT equipment, install them and maintain your equipment to ensure you are making the most out of it. If you want to more information about our IT support in Essex, get in touch with us on 01708 390370

How Can Web Hosting Benefit Your Business

The term ‘Web Hosting’ is thrown around a lot in IT departments. But what does it actually mean? Essentially, web hosting is a service which allows individuals to post either a web page or website onto the internet. Websites are then stored or ‘hosted’ on computers called servers. Professional and expert web hosting allows for technical support and increased web security. Which is simply not accessible with free web options. But how exactly can professional web security benefit your business?

Reliability

If you were to choose a large hosting service, despite the one and only benefit of a cheap service in the short term. Your company could actually be in jeopardy in the long term. This is because you the customer, are lost in a vast sea of other companies .Which means no one is actually looking after your site. And in turn, leads to poor service. Many times, large hosting sites are often a target for hackers as they can extract a lot of information quickly. However, with a dedicated hosting service you are less likely to get hacked. In turns this ends up with a service that is a lot more reliable.

Design Roam

A professional web hosting site can give you unrestricted access to how your website looks. As well as what supporting technologies you wish to use. This is a great advantage to your business as you don’t need to worry about compromising on certain aspects of your site. You have free reign to create your website, just how you want it.

Personalised Features

With a professional web hosting service, you have access to a private domain name. This may not seem like a big deal but you are able to create personalised emails and email campaigns. This will contribute to increasing your brand recognition. Potential leads are more likely to use your service if they see that your email address reflects your company. This will also help maintain your work / life balance. aAs you can now introduce clients to your branded email system.

How We Can Help

There are just three benefits of professional web hosting to your business. We can offer website hosting, design and domain services for your businesses all over the UK. If you would like more information and news on the  Ghost  expert IT Services team in Essex or what we offer, get in touch today.

How Can Accountants Benefit From IT Support Essex?

Out of all the industries in the world. The financial industry is one of the most technology-driven. Even technologically dependent industries. In fact, if your Internet was to go down for a day – or even just a few minutes. You could be losing money through the limited  access to client information and missing any potential enquiries.

At 39 Degress Services Essex. We have developed innovative IT solutions to maintain your current IT needs. Help you quickly adapt to any sudden market changes and instill customer confidence in the event your Internet and/or your devices are down.

Designed with accountants in mind, we provide a number of services to ensure the effective running and maintenance of your IT systems. From cloud-based systems to backup all your important client documents, and a business continuity service to provide support when disaster strikes – we can tailor a IT package that works with your business.

When you outsource your IT support to the team at Ghost, your accounting firm will benefit in a number of ways:

Peace of Mind

How many times have you sat down at your desk, getting ready to start your work, only to realise the Internet is down? We can imagine quite a few times! Well, dealing with IT issues gets old really fast – if you don’t know already, especially when your knowledge of computers is limited. At Ghost, you can leave the problem with your IT systems in our hands while you get on with your work.

Maximum Productivity 

Generally speaking, the worst your IT support, the more often your systems will be down. Without access to your computer and the Internet, you can expect to see a lesser return on your business investments. With Ghost, we will maintain and monitor your systems so you can enjoy minimal downtime and maximum productivity.

Strategic Planning 

Alongside the constant support you get from Ghost’s IT Solutions Essex, we will sit down with you to assess your current needs and requirements for IT systems and work with you to develop a plan for the future.

How We Can Help

As one of the best IT companies in Essex, the team at 39 Degress Essex understand how important it is to keep your systems up during business hours, meaning we will work with you to deliver an effective and outstanding IT support package.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Ghost Computer Support Essex, get in touch with our team on 01708 390370.