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Alcom IT in 1999

Alcom IT was formed by Buckinghamshire based husband and wife duo Abe & Karma in 1998. From day one our focus has been building a team who can provide safe and secure IT Services to small businesses. The team now offers a full suite of services from supply through to disposal.

As well as ad-hoc projects like office moves and supplying new computers, we provide ongoing GDPR Compliant Managed IT Services. In today’s threat rich landscape, it’s Cyber Security that is the most critical service businesses need.

How does Alcom IT help?

A client recently joined Alcom IT after having been ‘ransomed’. All their files had been renamed and encrypted. The customer was unable to access their data unless they paid $100,000 in bitcoin. After referring themselves to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) they were asked why they had been hacked.

This is how they answered 5 core security questions…

  1. Who checks your security updates are installed correctly? No one.
  2. How did you know your antivirus was working properly? We didn’t.
  3. Who was keeping an eye on active threats so you could avoid them? Nobody.
  4. When was the last time your staff were trained on Cyber threats? Never.
  5. How do you know if staff accidentally install high risk software? We don’t.

When faced with these questions, and answers, it soon became clear how they had been compromised.

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This is why we are on a mission to protect every business in the UK from falling into the same trap. We know that business owners like you are specialists in your own skillset and not IT Security experts.

If you also cannot positively answer these five questions, perhaps it’s time to reconsider your IT Support and call us on 03333 055 055 or Contact Us for a free security review.

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If you want to learn more about us as a company and how we started, read our story.