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Prevention v Cure: Introduction to Pen Testing

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains what penetration testing is and why diagnosing vulnerabilities earlier can save you money. 

Manage Remote Networks

Tim Headicar, Technical Architects Team Leader at Chess, reviews how you can provide your people with secure remote access to your network using Cisco Meraki. 

Top 3 tips for working securely from anywhere

Top 3 tips for working securely from anywhere

Covid-19 has changed the world for good and reinforced something we already knew – that being there for your customers is vital. So here are our top 3 tips for keeping in touch.

The hybrid workplace and the rise of phishing

The hybrid workplace and the rise of phishing

In this article Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess covers: The types of Phishing, how a shift to a hybrid workplace has impacted attacks and what can be done to help halt this rise. 

Security for SMEs

Security for SMEs

Dan Cooper, Security Consultant at Chess, reviews the integrated security Microsoft offers as part of their E5 licence and tells the story of one of our customers who committed to this approach.

Chess Acquires Additional Cybersecurity Expertise

Chess acquires Armadillo enhancing their Cybersecurity capabilities with 15 of the UK’s top Penetration Test experts

Supply Chain

Optimising and securing the supply chain

How the supply chain is evolving: The changing state, challenges and solutions. In this article Paul Gibbons, Cloud Services Sales Manager at Chess covers: The rise of supply chain attacks, supply chain evolution and solutions to help your supply chain run smoothly.

Defence in Depth

In this blog, Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains what defence in depth stands for and whether it's a valid approach nowadays.

Active Monitoring Keeps You Secure

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, takes a trip down memory lane, summarising his years of experience in the industry and the new level of protection all organisations need. 

The Biggest Benefits of Managed Support

35% of UK businesses entrust a third party to manage their IT. In this article Emma Stott, Customer Service Director at Chess, summarises the three ke ...

Change management for guaranteed adoption

Change management for guaranteed adoption

Stephen Dracup, COO at Chess, has years of experience in the industry and has seen not one or two jumps in technology. He covers how you can manage change in your organisation using a simple three-stage method

Is your router secure?

Helping customers work securely from anywhere is a key focus area for us. In this article, Gavin Wood, CTO of Chess, gives some pointers on how to maximise your Small office or Home office (SOHO) network by looking at the router you are using.

Your Security Questions Answered

Your Security Questions Answered

Dan Cooper, Security Consultant at Chess, answers three key questions every small to medium-sized business asks themselves about protecting their data:

  • Has security really changed that much in the past few years?
  • Am I using the best-in-class security vendors today?
  • Do I have the right skills and time in-house to manage these solutions?
LogPoint on G-Cloud

We're the only supplier of LogPoint on G-Cloud

In this article, Graham Foreman, Public Sector Team Leader at Chess, explains how LogPoint would assist in securing digital transformation in your organisation.

Work better together with SharePoint

A key remote collaboration tool to help you work from anywhere and enable a hybrid workforce

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working: What to consider when going hybrid

In this article, Stephen Dracup, Chief Operation Officer at Chess, covers why the company decided to adopt hybrid working:

  • Why hybrid working? >
  • Advice on adopting hybrid >
Business Mobiles

Best Practice Advice on Renewing Business Mobiles

In this article, our Head of Mobile Sales, Lauren Miller, provides helpful advice on how you can get the best deal on your business mobiles. She cover ...

130% Super-deduction: Now is the time to invest in your future

130% Super-deduction: Now is the time to invest in your future

The 130% Super-deduction helps UK businesses to invest in their future and improve their competitive advantage. Between April 1 2021 and March 31 2023, all new purchases of main rate plant and machinery will qualify for the super-deduction of 130% capital allowance against your taxable income.

Gavin Wood CTO

HAFNIUM: What it is and why it matters

Our CTO, Gavin Wood, analyses the HAFNIUM attack and recommends best practice to ensure you have improved your security posture. In this article, he covers: 

  • What is HAFNIUM
  • Why is the HAFNIUM attack so dangerous
  • How to mitigate cyber risk
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2021 is the year to become cloud-native

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, summarises some of the key tech trends for 2021. He covers why you should adopt cloud-native services , how to enable anywhere operations and how will security change in 2021.

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