Pensar's Business IT Blog

21 November 2017

5 online scams every UK small business should be aware of

According to the National Audit Office (NAO) police forces in the UK are not doing enough to combat the growing threat of online fraud. According to their report, fraud cost the private sector £144 billion in 2016 after almost 2 million cyber-related fraud incidents.

6 November 2017

6 IT benchmarking metrics every small business should be tracking

The secret to getting better at anything - whether it be playing a sport, perfecting a craft or running a business - is knowledge. Having the right knowledge and information is what allows you to continuously improve and grow.

2 November 2017

‘Does my phone have a virus?’ and other common IT support questions (and their answers)

At Pensar, we provide businesses with 24/7 phone support, on-site support and managed IT services - among many other things. That means we field hundreds of IT support queries every week.

22 October 2017

How to create a strong password: 8 essential tips

Here’s a riddle for you. There’s a key that opens many doors, but it puts your business at risk of a cyber attack more than anything else in the world. What is it?

If you said password, you answered correctly.

27 September 2017

Top 14 small business cyber security statistics every CEO needs to know (infographic)

Last year was undoubtedly the ‘year of the hack’. Numerous high-profile cyber attacks caused cybersecurity to enter into the public consciousness, making more and more people aware of the need to protect their businesses.

21 September 2017

4 encrypted email services that will protect your data and privacy

Whether you’re Edward Snowden or just someone who doesn’t want their inbox mined for advertising insights, these encrypted email services will do a good job of protecting your privacy and your data.

12 September 2017

We’re busting 3 myths about GDPR for marketers

If you search for ‘GDPR’ on Google, you’ll get more than five million search results. Even a more targeted search for ‘GDPR for marketers’  will get you more than one hundred thousand. There’s a lot of information on GDPR out there, sure, but not all of it is reliable. 

7 September 2017

Cyber security training for SMBs: 8 free resources

In 2016 cyber crime affected over 2.9 million companies in the UK at a total cost of £29.1 million. Despite this, UK workers fail to adequately protect their data and devices and businesses prioritise productivity and convenience over security.

29 August 2017

Data protection in the US vs Europe: what businesses need to know

Data protection laws differ between countries and continents. Here's what you need to know about data protection in the US vs Europe.

23 August 2017

Do you need a Data Protection Officer under GDPR?

Under Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), certain organisations must appoint a data protection officer (DPO). Here’s how to find out if this rule applies to you.