Digital Business Support- Bring Your Business Online

COVID-19 has created a huge impact on businesses, especially local businesses. Consumer behaviour pattern has significantly changed over the last 6 months and hence prompting businesses to go online. A recent report from Statista, states that between January and March 2020, retail platforms around the world have undergone 6% global traffic increase. This indicates the need for businesses to go online and upgrade their websites to eCommerce. Having a website with relevant web content, offers, pricing and promotions to suit customer types and preferences has become more important than before. With the changing behaviour of the consumers, businesses should make sure to have websites that provide security and control-ability to make necessary settings […]

Virtual Team Building : Team Building During Lockdown

One of the major downsides of remote working is the disengagement that leads to lack of motivation to work. Loneliness, lack of collaboration and communication, and not staying motivated are the main downsides of remote working. To cope with this, virtual team meetings and activities have to be included as a part of everyday exercise, a way to communicate with co-workers who rarely meet. Just a few minutes’ exercises to build team rapport can turn out to be beneficial. Here are a few suggestions that work, Virtual Coffee Meetings/ Lunch Once a month team lunch or coffee meetings is a great way to connect with the co-workers. 30mins coffee meeting or a 60mins […]

Work from Home- Main Things to Consider

For the past couple of weeks, we are adjusting to the idea of working from home, and it is a big change in our working pattern. Going back to the office to work now seems uncertain for the foreseeable future. In a situation like this, how do you make sure to be productive and keep the work and your team going? Here are a few things to consider that might improve your productivity when working form home.

Irish Companies using UK Data Services Post Brexit

Irish companies are being advised to review their data services and storage in the UK. The Irish government has issued advice to Irish businesses that may be storing personal data in the UK or UK Cloud Based Services in regards to Brexit. Irish companies need to ensure that all the sufficient protections are in place so that they can seamlessly transfer personal data post Brexit. This includes but is not limited to: mailing lists, payrolls and any data storage or web hosting where personal data is involved. The Government says that it’s currently working with it’s partners in the EU to ensure that all the necessary protections are in place post Brexit. Protection […]

How To Manually Restore a WordPress Site From a Backup

Backup services are great, the ones that allow you to automatically restore your site whenever it goes down. On the other hand, if you’ve opted in to (like the majority of wordpress users) to rely on backup plugins or manual backups, you’ll want to know how to restore it manually. Every WordPress site consists of 2 parts. There is  the files, and the database. Both of these need to be restored individually otherwise you will run into a plethora of issues.   Downloading your backup Let’s start by assuming that you already have a copy of your site and you just need to restore it. Once you’ve got a usable backup of both […]

3 Most Common Security Threats and How to Fix Them

In this day and age, windows defender and a spam filter on your email account just isn’t going to cut it anymore. The landscape of cybersecurity breaches and vulnerabilities is constantly changing and to protect ourselves, we must evolve with it. Sure, it’s great that the majority of us are all educated enough to not click on “suspicious” links in an email or text, but what do you do when it happens by accident? You were browsing through your email and when you opened that fishy email, your hand slipped and you clicked into it? In this case, the preventive measures are simply not enough. To minimize the damage caused by a cybersecurity […]

Disabling SSLv3 for POODLE

Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) was released with the CVE identifier of CVE-2014-3566. This vulnerability was discovered in SSL 3.0. This is different to the “HeartBleed” vulnerability which was discovered in OpenSSL. SSL protocol 3.0 has a vulnerability in which CBC-modde ciphers allow “man in the middle” attacks through the use of padding-oracle stacks. This targets the ciphers and allows the retrieval of plain-text from what should otherwise be, encrypted information.   Impacts of Disabling SSLv3 For the most part, there is no impact for people in disabling SSLv3 due to the fact that the large majority of connections rely on TLS. It is advisable to not only disable SSLv3 on server […]