Huge Rise in Whaling Attacks

Although we wrote about this threat a year ago (http://www.akita.co.uk/blog/2331/security-viruses-malware/), the IT security industry has been a huge rise in domain spoofing whaling attacks so we thought it prudent to post a reminder. Who is at Risk? The domain spoofing attacks (commonly referred to as ‘whaling’) typically target the accounting department of organisations. They are…

Staff News!

We are delighted to welcome our latest addition to the IT support team – Alfie Fielder. Alfie has joined as an Junior Helpdesk Engineer and he will be dealing with remote support incidents with immediate effect. Having been looking for a suitable person to join the team for the last few months, we went through…

The Security Risk of Attachments

We are regularly contacted by clients who are concerned about potentially harmful emails and the accompanying attachments. What is clear is that there is some confusion with regard to these attachments, particularly when it comes to standard Microsoft Office files such as Word and Excel. It is generally well known that .zip and .exe files…

Merry Christmas from Akita

The team at Akita would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support throughout 2015! Having enjoyed a fantastic Christmas party, we are looking forward to continuing to serve our clients with the highest standards of IT support and computer services in 2016. The coming year promises…

Akita Systems Achieves Microsoft Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions Competency

Akita Systems earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Akita Systems, the IT specialist serving businesses in London and the South East of England, today announced it has achieved Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To…

Network Engineer Wanted!

Job Title:    Network Engineer Salary:    circa £18-27k (depending on experience/qualifications/ skills set) Start date:    ASAP Full time:    Permanent Contract of Employment Hours:    42.5 hours per week Monday to Friday Holiday Entitlement:    32 days (including 8 bank holidays) Contractual Sick Pay:    Commencing after 6 months continuous employment (terms applied) Expenses:    Travel expenses for site visits Qualifications:  …

IT Outsourcing for SMEs

It is increasingly difficult for many SMEs to find reliable and qualified IT staff with appropriate experience. This is particularly true throughout Kent and London, where the higher salaries on offer in the capital provide a major pull and make it difficult for smaller businesses to compete. Of course, the IT industry is not alone…

Our Mail Filtering Protects Against Over 3,000 Viruses a Week

One of Akita’s key services is the provision of hosted email and the mail filtering which is so important in keeping inboxes safe and uncluttered. To give you an idea of how hard our mail filtering servers have to work, on a weekly basis we handle over 750,000 emails! Of these, typically over half of…

Businesses Warned About Emails from the “Boss”

As we wrote six months ago in our blog, fraudsters and cyber criminal are coming up with increasing sophisticated ways of targeting businesses. It seems that these attempts have become a significant issue with the mainstream media finally picking up on this. Both the Telegraph  and the BBC have both reported on these and hopefully the increased…

Welcome to our new clients

It has been a busy few weeks for the team at Akita as we welcome a number of new clients on board. Following a competitive tender, we were delighted to be awarded a contract for the ongoing IT support, leased line and hosted desktops for Jardox. A savoury ingredient specialist based in Sevenoaks, Jardox have…