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CompTIA Spotlight Award Finalist

2nd October 2020 Brigantia

Brigantia Partners Ltd is pleased to announce that Sales Director, Angus Shaw, is one of the three finalists in the highly prestigious CompTIA 2020 UK Spotlight Awards under the Channel Changer category.

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Why don’t people use password managers?

30th September 2020 Security, Technology

People don’t see why they need a password manager to store a few passwords for all their accounts nor know the risks associated with poor password hygiene. Clearly, there is a need for effective education if more people are to adopt these tools.

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Microsoft 365 Tips and Tricks

29th September 2020 Security

Microsoft 365 is now a widely used cloud-based suite with over a million companies worldwide taking advantage of its productivity-enhancing capabilities.

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Do you think that your backup offering is still completely fit for purpose?

28th September 2020 Backup, Brigantia

This is a blatant plug for Redstor, but don’t let that put you off. Brigantia is holding this up as the standard for MSP provisioned backup, so please, take a few minutes and read this to see how your offering fairs against it.

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What is the value of your MSP / MSSP / Reseller business?

10th September 2020 Brigantia

The real investment that you dedicate most of your time to servicing, is your business.

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The ALLOWLIST

25th August 2020 Brigantia

The ALLOWLIST is a vetted preferred supplier list for cyber security and data protection.

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What would you class as a good business opportunity?

21st August 2020 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

There are three key points to making an opportunity “good”:
1. Your prospective clients need what you can provide.
2. Your prospective clients can afford what you can provide.
3. The service / product is something that you can provide competitively whilst making money.

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Rollover or Double-Down?

17th August 2020 Brigantia, Security, Technology

You are faced with a choice: you can either stick to your current business model, accept your lot, and get ready to tighten your belt: or you double-down, work out other income streams and try to more than make up for your reduced core business.

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What is selling in the new normal?

It would seem that cyber criminals are rather opportunistic by nature and have seen the chaos that the pandemic has left in its wake as a chance to get a better return upon their “investments”, and have expanded operations and increased their efforts accordingly.

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Why Have a GDPR Compliance System?

30th July 2020 Brigantia, Data Protection, GDPR

SMEs need to keep their houses in order in the same way that large enterprises do. Rather than having expensive experts running around doing this, GDPR compliance systems ensure that the way that everything is organised within a business remains compliant.

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The trouble with progress

13th July 2020 Brigantia

When was the last time you actually sat back and realised just how bizarre this world is really becoming?

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The Return to the Office

22nd June 2020 Uncategorised

So, what will work to make the office safe? There are two things that are needed: organisation and structure.

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Your Biggest Cyber-Threat is Probably Your Employees

18th May 2020 Uncategorised

As the new normal continues, with no real signs of ending anytime soon, companies may have taken their eyes off the ball as to what…

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“Now is not the time for marketing”

14th April 2020 Uncategorised

In short, I was shocked to read the above quote over the bank holiday weekend whilst scrolling through social media. Is that really the case?…

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Office 365 Monitoring

30th March 2020 Brigantia, Security, Technology

Bluedog Office 365 Monitoring – Protecting Office 365 from Malicious Attacks  The advice from the government is to work from home where we can. This brings security challenges and hackers will make…

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A Week is a Long Time in Politics

18th March 2020 Uncategorised

As Harold Wilson once said, “A week is a long time in politics.” These days it feels as though a week is a long time…

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May you live in interesting times

“May you live in interesting times” is an English expression which purports to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing,…

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So what is Brigantia?

10th March 2020 Brigantia

As Product Marketing Manager at Brigantia and doing a lot of product demos to new prospect partners, this is a question I get asked a…

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We are finalists in the Network Computing Awards 2020

24th February 2020 Brigantia

We are pleased to announce that we are shortlisted for an award this year. We are finalists for Distributor of the Year. Our Security Awareness…

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How to keep your business secure during a crisis

At the time of writing this the official figures for confirmed Coronavirus cases is 45,204; 4,985 people have recovered and 1,116 have died. These are…

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Human Error

“Well, I don’t think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up…

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Why would a Brigantia Partner want to use Cloud Business IaaS?

3rd February 2020 Brigantia, Cloud, Technology

You are an IT professional so you already know why a business would want to make use of running a server or service in the…

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We’ve been shortlisted for the PCR Awards 2020

17th January 2020 Brigantia

We are pleased to announce that we are shortlisted for two awards this year. Both awards are in the Distribution Category. The distribution awards are…

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The End of Windows 7

13th January 2020 Brigantia, GDPR

In a few days Windows 7 security support finally comes to an end. For an operating system launched in 2009, that’s really not bad going.

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Travelex becomes the latest victim of computer criminal behaviour

3rd January 2020 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

Angus Shaw In March 2018 Travelex managed to leak around 17,000 people’s data. These unfortunate data subjects were all Tesco Bank customers; the data leaked…

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Why do people click on phishing links so quickly?

2nd December 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

Chloe Schofield Someone asked me a question at a cybersecurity seminar recently. “What do you think has been the single biggest change to the business…

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Does your business need a guardian angel?

19th November 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

“Firewalls and endpoint protection which SMBs have traditionally relied on are no longer adequate as experienced hackers can easily find ways round them.” – Tim…

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MailSentry

26th September 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, Security

First of all, I would like to introduce myself to those of you reading this who may not know who I am. My name is…

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Data protection just took on a whole new level of seriousness

2nd August 2019 Brigantia, Data Protection, GDPR, Security

Mustafa Kasim of Palmer’s Green recently became the first person to be sent to prison following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Kasim…

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Time to take data security seriously?

The news of British Airways’ massive data breaches and the equally massive fines from the ICO are a clear sign of what is to come…

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Angus Shaw makes PCR Magazine 30 under thirty list, 2019

7th June 2019 Brigantia

“…PCR rounds up 30 rising stars under the age of 30 who have already made an impact in the industry and we predict will be…

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GDPR One Year On… Introducing CyberSmart’s GDPR Smart

14th May 2019 Technology

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is not a fast-moving department normally. In fact, nearly a year into having GDPR in effect in the UK and…

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This is Why We Train

16th April 2019 Technology

I was struck by a thought this morning when a phishing email arrived in my inbox, and I pressed the Phish-Alert button as I had…

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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

16th April 2019 Technology

When I was a child, I heard the saying and completely misunderstood it: I thought, “How can anyone stitch time?” Needless to say, it was…

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The main tool used by hackers to break into an organisation

3rd April 2019 Technology

If you had to guess what the main tool that hackers use to get into an organisation is, what would you say? Would it be…

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How can an MSP / MSSP business have the resources to sell and implement security training?

28th March 2019 Technology

The title says it all really: if your team is running at capacity doing what you do best then how can you possibly consider taking…

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