November 2023 Newsletter

NCS News
November 2023



Welcome to our November newsletter update.

Answer this Quick Question – Does your business have cyber insurance?


Cyber Essentials

We have just renewed our Cyber Essentials Standard for another year.


We are now working towards achieving our Cyber Essentials Plus Certification as well.


If you’re interested in achieving Cyber Essentials status for your company, particularly if you deal with local government, NHS or the defence industry, get in touch with our sales team.



backing up your data
Backing up your data: why and how!


All businesses regardless of size and sector, should do regular backups of their data. Backups are copies of your business’ essential data – that is the information your business couldn’t function without. For example, documents, financial data, photos, email, contact information and calendars.


Find out why you need backups here >


Meet NCS IT Update

We have revamped the Meet NCS page on our website a little, you can still see and read about all of our staff but we’ve added something else too!


Click here to see what’s new and if you hover over someone’s picture, something else might appear…

Keep safe online this festive season!


As a managed services provider, we often talk about keeping your business secure from cyberthreats but it is just as important to protect your own personal data. In the coming weeks, there will be a spike in online shopping with festive shopping and end-of-year sales and it is important to stay secure.


Read our blog about staying cyber-secure at home here >

Anybody can be a target


Nobody is exempt from cyber security as anybody can be the target of a cyber attack.


Gloucester City Council has been reprimanded over a cyber attack which happened when they were compromised by ransomware in December 2021.


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the council did not have the correct monitoring systems which would have detected the attack. They have been asked to do a full review of its backup and disaster recovery measures as a result.


You can read the full news article on BBC News here but this shows how important it is to have measures in place no matter how big your business or what sector you operate in – a cyber attack can affect any organisation.

Contacting the Helpdesk

Don’t forget you can contact the Helpdesk directly to raise your support tickets. Call on 01706 239000 option 1 or you can send an email to


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