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15 steps to basic Cyber Security for home and small business users
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This guide aims to walk you through the main rules and 15 key steps to achieving basic cyber security. It is intended for home users and small business owners and will help you to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your customers.   The rules of basic cyber security All your data has value…

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7 of the best Windows ransomware decryption tools
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In recent years, ransomware has emerged as the most pervasive and insidious cyber-weapon wielded by hackers, and more and more computer users are finding themselves under attack. Having infiltrated your system, the ransomware then encrypts all your data and only allows you access back to it for a ransom. The ransom is often only a…

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Why pattern locks are not secure on Android (and what to use instead)
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Even the most stubborn of today’s technophobes appreciate that contemporary smartphones have become treasure chests of personal data. Information such as your credit card numbers, addresses and scanned personal documents all reside within their memory banks. Naturally, with them holding such sensitive data, it is common practice to add a security layer to prevent others…

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Meet Ropemaker – the most dangerous email hack today
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Security experts are warning of a new, easily executed email hack that is allowing cybercriminals to turn seemingly innocent emails into something malicious afterthey have been delivered to email inboxes.   Known as ‘Ropemaker’ (an acronym for Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky), the hack was discovered by researcher Francisco Ribeiro at…

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It’s a shore thing: North-Shoring, what it is and what it means for the Northern Powerhouse
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Ever since then Chancellor, George Osborne, coined the term ‘Northern Powerhouse’ the economic, industrial and corporate status of northern England has become something of a focal point. The need for a renewed emphasis on northern prosperity was in no small part fired by the growing disconnect between London and the south east generally. As the…

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My Start Up…featuring us!
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We were delighted to be featured in Prolific North’s “My Start-up” feature. For a whistlestop tour of Konductor, our background, what makes us tick and our market difference, click here

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Ole’s at the wheel: Can the Solskjaer revolution at Manchester United teach us anything about leadership and mentoring?
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Even if you’re the type of person who would sooner sit in a bath of cold baked beans than watch just 60 seconds of a game of association football, there’s a good chance that since Christmas, you’ve not escaped hearing the distinctively Scandinavian name, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The reason, if you can bear a little…

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Konductor launches business Koaching service
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Manchester business communications specialist Konductorhas launched Koaching, its new business offering, aimed at supporting businesses to solve specific organisational challenges through their people. As well as drawing on Konductor’sexpertise, Koaching uses a framework of tools capturing organisational and personal objectives to deliver bespoke programmes that address critical issues, support business growth and develop talent. The…

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Jailing the jargon
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Jailing the Jargon: Why tech companies need to put the technical terminology behind bars As the developed world has become comfortably ensconced in a new, digital age, the tech sector has been one of the inevitable big winners. The internet has become a canvas upon which tech companies have rendered all kinds of innovations and…

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Konductor appointed by Connectus
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Konductor appointed by technology firm Manchester business communications specialist company, Konductor has been appointed as the retained strategic marketing partner to tech firm Connectus. Konductor’s appointment follows major changes at Doncaster head-quartered Connectus.  Established in 2018 following the acquisition of Eximus Solutions, the business provides technology solutions to businesses, in the last month the technology provider…

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