The Importance Of Cybersecurity, The MGM Hack

Cybersecurity is a vital part of any IT management strategy. It keeps your data safe and ensures that hackers can’t get into your systems and compromise them. This is common knowledge, so you’d probably think that major companies would have a great cybersecurity strategy. You’d be wrong. MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s largest […]

Office 365 Vs GSuite

Office 365 Vs G Suite

Whether you are an individual trader or the owner of a small business, both Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s GSuite provide you with access to the essential office software that you need for your business. For many years, Microsoft was virtually unchallenged in this space, but now it faces competition from several directions. GSuite is […]

Windows 7 End of Life

Microsoft Office 365 Support

All good things must eventually come to an end and operating systems are no different. Once they reach the end of their lifespan, outdated operating systems will continue to work but will no longer be officially supported. When an operating system reaches the end of its life, that means that Microsoft will no longer provide […]

Health Check

Free IT Audit Health Check

While Texaport offer initial audits of potential clients and regular audits for existing clients, there are numerous options for individuals and businesses to gauge their defences independently. We have combined some of the least intrusive tools which provide valuable information to enhance the understanding and awareness of businesses and individuals alike. Updates These should be […]

What is a Password Manager?

IT Support Password Management

According to a 2017 survey carried out by consumer password management company LastPass, the average business employee keeps track of and has access to 191 passwords. 61% of those employees use one password or iterations of that one password everywhere, putting convenience over known security vulnerabilities. It’s not surprising that 81% of data breaches are […]

Anatomy of a Cyber Attack

Between November 27th, 2013 and December 15th, 2013, over 40 million credit and debit card details were compromised and around 70 million confidential customer records were copied from Target (a massive US retailer) servers. So how did this happen and how could it have been prevented? What lessons can be learned to prevent smaller businesses […]

In-House or Out-Sourced IT Support

IT Support

An important consideration for all companies as they grow or develop their business and workforce is that of IT support. As systems, users, and business needs change and develop, the relationship with IT deepens. For many small companies, the first option is to hire an IT Support engineer with the hope of growing the team […]

How can you prepare for Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed scheme overseen by the National Cyber Security Centre and GCHQ. The scheme is designed for businesses of all sizes to provide “base level” controls for security. In order to secure supply chains effectively, it is recommended that Cyber Essentials accredited organisations work only with other Cyber Essentials accredited bodies. […]

Phishing for Gold

IT Security

With the rise in “Phishing” emails affecting hundreds of businesses a day in the UK, Texaport is working with our clients to implement industry-leading Mail Filtering solutions. These solutions help to identify, isolate and quarantine suspicious emails which could harm individuals and businesses either directly through an infectious attachment or indirectly through gathering security credentials, […]

Passwords

IT Support Password Management

The importance of keeping password safe What would you do if your customers stopped paying your invoices? How would your business react if the payments due to you were being paid to a cyber-criminal instead? The situation would be less than ideal to put it lightly. The importance of password protection and management is growing […]