Securing your remote workforce

Before the pandemic, most businesses operated entirely from an office, and the notion of everyone working remotely was absurd. We thought we needed to come together and work to collaborate and ensure productivity. Eighteen months after all staff were forced to work from home, we realised that home working is possible. However, certain elements work better face to face.

Kogo ran a poll in April to determine the working patterns will be after the restrictions were lifted. Only 16% of respondents indicated they would return to the office.

The implications are massive, not only on making the operational changes to managing the remote workforce but also keeping them safe from Cyber-attacks. Attacks on remote workers have increased dramatically during the lockdown as criminals realised employees were isolated from the rest of their team and took advantage of this. Most businesses rushed to implement remote working solutions based on functionality and not necessarily security. Suppose this is to be the new norm! In that case, we must assess these new solutions to ensure they are secure and implement an effective user awareness training plan. It is time to put your foot on the ball and have a good look around you.

So, what should businesses be doing to ensure staff are safe and their valuable business assets are secure?

Download our worksheet on securing your remote workforce!

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Six tips to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, which means one thing – DEALS!

In recent years, online shopping has replaced the traditional bargain-hunting queues. It may be more comfortable shopping while sitting on your sofa, but it brings its challenges.  Scammers will be looking to take advantage of the biggest shopping event of the year by tricking unwitting online shoppers.

Luckily, by taking some precautions, you could avoid becoming a victim. Here is our rundown of signs to watch out for that ‘scream’ high-alert fraud. Plus top tips to secure yourself and enjoy the discounts during one of the most popular shopping events of the year. Read more

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Kogo’s Top 5 Tips for Working from Home – Video Conferencing

 

Want Problem Free Video Calls?

As Covid-19 continues to impact our everyday lives in a variety of ways, working from home is a new reality for many. Video conferencing is not always straightforward. Kids run into the background, the dog barks and outside there are cars revving engines. Even though you are working from home, you still want to treat every meeting as you would if you were participating in person.

Here are Kogo’s top 5 tips on your next working from home video call.

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A beginner’s guide to hosted telephony

As Gamma discovered in their latest research report, more and more businesses are moving their applications to the cloud, rather than investing in on-premise solutions. Telephony is no exception to this, and hosted telephony – also known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) – has become a popular option for businesses in recent years. It offers a range of benefits, can be converged with data services, and even allows organisations to combine their fixed and mobile telephony requirements.

But how does hosted telephony work? What makes it different from traditional solutions? And can it benefit your business, or are you better off sticking with an on-premise solution? If you’re a beginner to the world of hosted telephony, here’s the key information you need to get started.

How does hosted telephony work?

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5 Things a Woman Starting a Career in the IT/Tech Sector Should Know

Kim Singer, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kogo, started her career as an apprentice at British Telecom, and it was during this time she became one of a handful of employees in the UK with expertise in CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing). This skill catapulted her into an international career in high tech, leading to opportunities to live abroad and travel the world. Kim shares a few words of wisdom for women in tech and those wanting to join the sector:

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Our Ongoing Success

Kogo celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018; it was a great time to launch a new website and have fun with a “Find the Hearts” competition to coincide with Valentines day, starting the year off in a good direction. As the Kogo team grew we had the challenge of finding more office space and in early spring a new home for our finance team was constructed in the corner of our warehouse; this, combined with reconfiguring the office layout, created an opportunity to expand both the technical and sales team.

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MICROSOFT ENDS SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 7 IN 2020!

It will be the end of the road for Windows 7 in January 2020. Meaning that Microsoft will put an end to Windows 7 security updates, bug fixes, and all support

How to Dispose of Electrical Waste

Disposing of your electrical waste could still leave you at risk of a cyber-attack! That’s why we’ve written this short blog on the best and safest ways to dispose of your E-Waste.

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How to Recognise Email Scams

With 90% of successful cyberattacks occurring from human error, we have written a quick guided blog on the how to help you recognise email scams so that you can help keep your important data safe!

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The Importance of Backing Up

An insightful blog on the Importance of backing-up your files, data and settings, so that when disaster strikes, you’re already prepared and protected!