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If you are already a user of what has become Microsoft’s fastest-growing app in history, you’ll realise that meeting in Teams is simple and quick, although not always convenient if you’re in a home setting that's verging on disorganised.

So, before you start a Teams meeting, use the blur background function to put you in focus, rather than what’s behind you, be that a child home-schooling at the kitchen table, a stack of laundry ready for ironing, or an interesting choice of reading material on your bookcase.

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Testing times to exercise good cyber health

With millions of employees working from home rather than the office, it is critical that businesses do not lose sight of the risk of hacking and fraud.

The UK's official cybersecurity agency has this week (July 13) launched a tool to practise being cyber attacked for employees currently working from home, some of whom will be using their own personal internet connections and computers.

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rise of cybercrime

Shocking statistics have been unveiled by Darktrace showing that the proportion of attacks on those working from home rose from 12% pre lockdown to 60% during lockdown. This is in part due to workers having to work from home using systems which are unfamiliar to them. The attacks range from preying on anxieties around coronavirus, malicious attempt to reset VPN accounts and fake chat on corporate messaging systems as well as phishing and spoofing scams.

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SRA Finalist Badge 01

Lockdown hasn’t stopped the achievements for the team here at Clark Integrated Technologies. We’ve reached the finals of the Scottish Rural Awards 2020. 

We’ve been recognised for our work helping rural businesses stay on top of the technology challenges which non city-based firms can face due to their location.

The Scottish Rural Awards are designed to celebrate the best businesses delivering solutions to rural areas, ensuring they remain competitive whilst still retaining their place within the countryside of Scotland.

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