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5 tips to protect your business against cyber-attacks

Did you know that:

  • One in 10 firms have been the victim of a cyber-attack in the last year
  • More than 50% of businesses believe their exposure to a cyber-attack had increased due to staff working from home
  • 80% of companies do not have cyber-security accreditations in place
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Robotic assistance in the workplace: a feared or welcomed inevitability?

It may well have seemed the stuff of science fiction when we were growing up, but increasingly we are exposed to robotic technology, machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) in some form or another in our work and personal lives.

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5 digital skills that could save your business

At a time of disruption, digital technology is revolutionising the way the UK economy operates. We are seeing this reflected in the workplace as business models evolve as a response to rapid innovation. No matter your industry, sector, product or service, it’s likely you’ll be faced with digital challenges involving a dependence on new digital skillsets.

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Cybersecurity essentials for small businesses

If you are a small to medium business, there’s around a 1 in 2 chance you will experience a cybersecurity breach at some point. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t take measures to reduce that chance with proper security enhancements and education.

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BCC to Prime Minister: Time to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom have today written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on tackling the barriers to growth and investment in the United Kingdom - and a radical plan for action.

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5 steps to future-proof your business

The business landscape is notoriously disruptive, volatile and unpredictable. And for businesses to withstand this level of uncertainty, it’s not enough to simply have the best product, the best price, or even the best service.

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Budget 2017: Full BCC reaction

Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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3 Reasons Why the Board Will Want to Invest in Security Culture

I don’t know if it’s one of those British things, but talking about ‘culture’ is something we do in a strangulated whisper, as though someone’s got their hands up our back squeezing the syllables out of us.

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NEW VELOCITY GROWTH HUB ERDF BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOPS LAUNCHED

As part of our business support offer, we officially launch the Autumn / Winter ERDF business growth workshops.

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Colworth Park becomes a catalyst for entrepreneurship with new cybersecurity venture

Colworth Park, a science park which offers a collaborative environment for its occupiers to share and develop new ideas, is home to a new cybersecurity venture – Colworth Solutions.

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Businesses across the UK hobbled by mobile ‘not-spots’

Businesses in all parts of the UK, particularly rural areas, are experiencing full or partial ‘not-spots’ in their mobile coverage according to the results of a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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Shortage of digital skills hampering business productivity and growth

Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in the UK but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce

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Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas and for SMEs

Businesses across the UK, particularly in rural areas, are still without reliable broadband connections, despite companies saying the availability of fully functional broadband is extremely important to their operations, according to the results of a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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Act now to protect your WordPress site from attack and compromise

WordPress and DDoS attacks

During the first few weeks of the year, the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) cyber unit has a seen a dramatic increase in the number of WordPress sites being both targeted and used as bots in other attacks, as part of sustained assaults on business servers by way of WordPress Pingback DDoS tactics.

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5 tips to protect your business against cyber-attacks

Did you know that:

  • One in 10 firms have been the victim of a cyber-attack in the last year
  • More than 50% of businesses believe their exposure to a cyber-attack had increased due to staff working from home
  • 80% of companies do not have cyber-security accreditations in place
Read More

Robotic assistance in the workplace: a feared or welcomed inevitability?

It may well have seemed the stuff of science fiction when we were growing up, but increasingly we are exposed to robotic technology, machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) in some form or another in our work and personal lives.

Read More

5 digital skills that could save your business

At a time of disruption, digital technology is revolutionising the way the UK economy operates. We are seeing this reflected in the workplace as business models evolve as a response to rapid innovation. No matter your industry, sector, product or service, it’s likely you’ll be faced with digital challenges involving a dependence on new digital skillsets.

Read More

Cybersecurity essentials for small businesses

If you are a small to medium business, there’s around a 1 in 2 chance you will experience a cybersecurity breach at some point. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t take measures to reduce that chance with proper security enhancements and education.

Read More

BCC to Prime Minister: Time to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom have today written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on tackling the barriers to growth and investment in the United Kingdom - and a radical plan for action.

Read More

5 steps to future-proof your business

The business landscape is notoriously disruptive, volatile and unpredictable. And for businesses to withstand this level of uncertainty, it’s not enough to simply have the best product, the best price, or even the best service.

Read More

Budget 2017: Full BCC reaction

Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Read More

3 Reasons Why the Board Will Want to Invest in Security Culture

I don’t know if it’s one of those British things, but talking about ‘culture’ is something we do in a strangulated whisper, as though someone’s got their hands up our back squeezing the syllables out of us.

Read More

NEW VELOCITY GROWTH HUB ERDF BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOPS LAUNCHED

As part of our business support offer, we officially launch the Autumn / Winter ERDF business growth workshops.

Read More

Colworth Park becomes a catalyst for entrepreneurship with new cybersecurity venture

Colworth Park, a science park which offers a collaborative environment for its occupiers to share and develop new ideas, is home to a new cybersecurity venture – Colworth Solutions.

Read More

Act now to protect your WordPress site from attack and compromise

WordPress and DDoS attacks

During the first few weeks of the year, the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) cyber unit has a seen a dramatic increase in the number of WordPress sites being both targeted and used as bots in other attacks, as part of sustained assaults on business servers by way of WordPress Pingback DDoS tactics.

Read More

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