Spartan Beast

The guys at Certum love a challenge, be it mastering a new technology or running marathons they are up for anything that allows them to grow. Everyone at Certum would like to wish the team competing in this weekends Spartan Beast race the best of luck. Spartan Beast is a 22km obstacle race that a bunch of the guys have been training to complete over the last few months.

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Free guide on ransomware prevention

Over the last few years’ ransomware has gained more and more traction. Throughout 2016 we saw ransomware continue to wreak havoc wherever it managed to get a toe hold. It is the fastest growing malware threat today and is already an epidemic. What is ransomware though and why is it becoming so popular with criminal groups as a way to extort money? Broadly speaking ransomware is malicious software (a virus/malware) designed to encrypt an individual or company’s files. If successful ransomware allows criminals to extort their victims and demand payment to restore access to these encrypted files. Most people have heard of cryptolocker. This was one of the first ransomware to gain widespread notoriety when it came on the scene a few years ago. Due to it being one of the first and gaining a lot of attention people associate any malware that encrypts their data as cryptolocker even though this variant is no longer active. We won’t be using the term cryptolocker but discussing ransomware in general.

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We are Moving

We are excited to announce that Certum will be moving offices to a new location at the end of the month. This move is due to the current expansion of Certum and will allow us to meet the increasing demand for our IT, cloud and telecom services.

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Is your password on the naughty list

As an IT Support company security plays a big part in what we do and one of the simplest ways to put your security at risk is an insecure password. SplashData compiled data from over 2 million leaked passwords made publicly available and have come up with their annual "Worst Passwords List" this is to highlight the insecure passwords a lot of people are still using and which are incredibly easy to both guess and crack

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Cloud Backup v Cloud Disaster Recovery

Choosing the right data protection solution can be difficult for businesses and in today's blog we will look at the key differences between Cloud Backup and Cloud Disaster Recovery. With businesses constantly increasing their recover time expectations the difference between these two solutions can have a significant impact on the your businesses recovery time objective. Learn More.

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