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13th May 2020 Issue no. 507
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Over the last decade, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) became an essential online security product used by millions of people around the world.
Their growing popularity continues at pace in 2020, with more than 30% of internet users using consumer VPNs.
However, with millions of people working from home or searching for online entertainment during the lockdown, the coronavirus outbreak has seen a global VPN demand surge.
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This Week's News
The Bounce Bank Loan (BBLS) application was made available to small businesses on Monday 4th May, but how fast can eager businesses expect to get their hands on this business-saving cash?
"I'd never have thought we'd be forced to take out a business loan, but sadly the time has come - income has stopped, and cash reserves will eventually run out. I am not leaving anything to chance any longer - we need help quick - so Bounce Back loan it is", explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from commercial office agency offices.co.uk
The Software Farm, a UK leader in big data management and tracking technologies, are to start installing Sintuitive, the first failsafe automated occupancy control solution for UK businesses, from 19 May.
Sintuitive is a fast tracked software solution that allows businesses to operate within the social distancing guidelines by the realtime counting of footfall in and out of premises using a thermal imaging camera and an automated smart display at the entrance to control occupancy levels.
Authlogics, the UK-based identity and access management specialists, has responded to advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for organisations to use better password management, in order to protect themselves against organised COVID-19 cyber-attacks.
Stewart Room, head of data protection and cyber security at DWF, highlights what consumers and businesses need to do to protect and overcome a data breach. He said:
"Data breach reminds consumers once again that their personal data is always at risk when in the possession of the companies they share it with, due to the threats that companies face on a daily basis from malware, hackers and criminals.
The Business Rates loophole which meant small businesses in shared office space missed a critical £10,000 cash grant has been plugged with a new £617 million funding scheme.
A petition to the Government asking for help reached more than 22,500 signatures showing the level of frustration from small businesses across the UK.
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