LoughTec wins framework contract with higher education institutions in Ireland

LoughTec, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading IT infrastructure specialists, has been appointed as sole supplier on a new framework agreement with HEAnet for the next four years. HEAnet is Ireland’s national education and research network, who deliver shared IT services and high-speed internet connectivity to all levels of the Irish education sector. Under […]

WFH – Working From Home

LoughTec CEO, Seán McDermott, gives us his thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected how people work, and why cybersecurity is now more important than ever. One of the things that I don’t like about my trade is the number of acronyms that are used – they are almost like a secret code used […]

Why it’s important to stay vigilant online

At LoughTec, we aim to ensure all our customers stay safe online. In this blog, we will outline a very simple, common-sense approach to help protect you and your business in this digital age. End-user vigilance is key, even when you think you have all protections in place to prevent spam email and viruses infiltrating […]

LoughTec wins place on £2bn public sector framework

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a place on its new £2bn G-Cloud 12 framework to LoughTec. CCS is the largest public sector procurement organisation in the UK. Under the new framework agreement, LoughTec will have the opportunity to provide cloud-based anti-virus software to the public sector via Lot 2, cloud software. This follows on […]

Why it’s important to update your system regularly

Getting an alert to update operating systems and computer software always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Maybe you’ve got to send that quick email first or write up that report? More often than not, you’ll probably put off downloading the latest updates for your computer until the next day, week, or even […]

5 Cyber Incident Response Scenarios to Test on Your Team

Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated, with hackers always finding new ways to break into systems and steal or tamper with data. This is bad news for those who are working hard to protect their sensitive data and stay GDPR compliant. As a result, cybersecurity has never been more important, and it pays to prepare your […]

What’s the difference between being hacked and spoofed?

What do I need to know about email spoofing? Fake emails being sent from your account is very annoying – especially when you don’t know how it’s happened. This is known as email spoofing, where emails are sent using a forged ‘From’ to send spoof emails, access is not required to the individual’s email account. […]

Holding Ourselves Accountable When Working Remotely

Accountable employees determine their position by themselves rather than being told what it is/should be. Accountability is coupled with responsibility, given that there’s no finger pointing at others. Because of all this, accountable employees are highly valued by businesses of all sizes.  

Wash Your Hands of Poor (Cyber) Hygiene Practices

In just six short months, COVID-19 has transformed the way the world works and has presented unfathomable challenges, leaving many businesses suffering in its wake. However, it’s paramount that we continue to be resilient and tackle these challenges head-on, no matter how difficult or impossible they may seem. While COVID-19 has forced us to be […]

Mobile Security: It’s Not About the Technology

The last few months have drastically increased our reliance on mobile capabilities. Through the increased use of corporate mobile apps, virtual private networks (VPNs), hot spots and more, mobile communications are more critical than ever. Because of this enhanced, unprecedented and sudden dependence on mobile capabilities, mobile security should be at the forefront of everybody’s […]