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Bits & Bytes - June 2023

Article by The Final Step in IT Support, Security, Security First Mindset on Jul 5, 2023

Welcome to our latest update

A round up of news and tips from June, that we hope you enjoy


10 Top Tips to protect your iPhone before it is stolen

May's Bits & Bytes mentioned that 91,000 phones were reported stolen in London in 2022 - that's one every six minutes!

Recent iPhone thefts are leading to considerable financial losses.

We have now published our recommendations for changes to your iPhone settings to better protect your device, your Apple ID, your apps and your data on your iPhone.

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The Byte-size Briefing has eight 'how-to' video tips and two text tips, to protect your device, identity and money. It also helps you retain and recover your data. 

We recommend you read all of it before making changes, so you understand the implications.

If you are a business that allows mobile connectivity to your work environment – be that from a personal or a work device – we outline some key considerations for secure mobile device management (MDM) and how security is a shared responsibility.

The loss of just one phone can be catastrophic for personal and work security, sclick here for early access to our Byte-size Briefing, where you will learn how to reduce your risks before your iPhone is stolen. 

Enhance your iPhone security NOW!


Thank you ConnectWise..

...for a great IT Nation Secure conference in Orlando

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Our Founder and Managing Director Raja Pagadala attended and presented with Matt Topper, CISSP, CISM, CCSP, Senior Evangelism Director at ConnectWise, on Cyber Security: Radical Resilience.  

Raja comments: “As professionals, what we are really selling is trust and what our clients are buying is peace of mind. Trust is earned over time; with every interaction you and your organisation has - both internally and externally. There’s no shortcut. This is particularly important when dealing with cyber security."


The Final Step: 1 of only 7 London IT support companies in world's top 501

The Channel Futures MSP 501 global rankings list for 2023 has been released and we are delighted to announce that The Final Step is one of only seven Central London MSPs that feature in the MSP 501 and one of only 40 EMEA (European, Middle Eastern and African) MSPs to win a spot on the list.

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Channel Futures use a variety of sources, including IT analysis, consultants, partners and vendors to determine the assessment criteria, ensuring suitable metrics are used.

Our Founder and Managing Director Raja Pagadala comments..

"We are delighted to be recognised in the prestigious MSP 501 rankings. This achievement highlights the incredible efforts of our team who work tirelessly to provide outstanding service to our clients.

Our 98.5%+ customer satisfaction score for the last 3 years speaks to the quality of our service, and our dedication to adapting our Managed IT and Cyber Security services to meet our clients' needs.

We see IT not as a commodity, but as an investment that acts as a catalyst for growth and success."


Continuous learning around best practice in security

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Our senior engineer Paul Matthews attended IT Nation Evolve in Manchester to learn from his peers, test new tools and share his own insights. 

Thanks to ConnectWise for this continuous learning opportunity around best practice in security and to Leigh Cockell and Connie Arentson from ConnectWise for organising such a great event. 

Find out more in our latest video recap of the event.


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The theft of iPhones and their passcodes has some very alarming aspects. We hope the Byte-size Briefing gives some peace of mind about mitigating the risks. It is complex, that is why we offer training around it that can link to your security policies. Contact me if you think that will be helpful in navigating this issue.


Stay safe and have a relaxing time if you are heading out on your summer holidays.



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