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Why is Data Encryption Important to my Business?

Data encryption in its simplest terms refers to translating data into another form or code that can only be read by someone with access to a secret key (a decryption key) or password. Data that has been encrypted is usually called ciphertext, while if it is unencrypted it is known ...Read more

Are your staff your weakest link?

So, you’ve employed an amazing IT company to protect your infrastructure from outside attacks, you’re aware of cybercriminals and malware, you’re up to date on GDPR, but there may be a threat still lurking in the shadows…human error. The percentage of risks to data due to staff error far outweighs ...Read more

Why does your business need a Managed Service Provider?

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are becoming an increasingly popular option for businesses from small to large. This is mostly because MSPs like LP Networks help to fulfil the IT demands that our clients just don’t have time for. You run your business because you are an expert in your field, ...Read more

Making Tax Digital – Are you cyber ready?

Making Tax Digital is being introduced in April 2019 for all VAT registered businesses with a taxable income over £85,000, and over the coming few years will be phased in to cover smaller businesses too. It is a massive shake up to the way that tax is reported and collected, ...Read more

The implications of GDPR on IT Security.

What are the Security Principles and how do they impact on our IT Security? There are three main principles connected to IT security and they make a lot of sense when you think about them. They are confidentiality, integrity and availability. All major IT Security measures work on these principles, ...Read more

How secure is your password?

How secure is your password and what is the current advice for password best practice? Knowing that you need to make sure your password is "secure" or "very strong" is advice that is frequently ignored and replaced with needing a password that you can easily remember. "123456" and "password" continued ...Read more

What is the difference between back-ups and disaster recovery?

What is the difference between back-ups and disaster recovery? A back-up is a copy of your files, hopefully stored somewhere safe and off site. Disaster recovery is the ability to continue working within seconds of identifying the disaster and deploying a solution to it. (depending on solution) Does my company ...Read more

Patch Management and GDPR

Poor Patch Management not only leaves your systems vulnerable to attack but it could also leave your business vulnerable to fines under GDPR regulations. Patches, upgrades and replacements are regularly released for a range of software and operating systems, the announcement from Microsoft regarding the end of life of Windows ...Read more

LP Networks – Past, Present and Future.

As we celebrate our 15 years of existence, it is hard not to stop and take stock of how we got here; our growth from a one-man band starting with one client through to being a Managed Service Provider with 11 staff supporting over 1700 devices. Over the last 15 ...Read more

LP Networks – ISO14001 Certification Announced

LP Networks are constantly researching how to improve our offering for our staff and clients and we are proud to announce that we have been certified at ISO14001 compliant. What’s ISO14001? ISO14001 encourages companies and organisations to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and reduce costs. By introducing an Environmental Management System, ...Read more

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