Irish Domain Name Email Scam

If you own a domain name, particularly a .IE domain name, you may have gotten an email in recent days from DNSIreland.org, advising the following: “We have received a request for the registration of the website YourSite.com. Our system shows that you are the owner of YourSite.ie. This can have far-reaching consequences for you in the future. We are therefore …

The Unforeseen Consequences of Expired Domains

Now, more than ever, it is important to keep a track of your domain registrations. This may sound easy to achieve, but in practice it actually can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for a business to have multiple domain names registered. For example, a company might attempt to “cover all bases” by registering the .IE, .COM, .CO.UK, .EU (and so …

Email Hacking – An Increasing Risk for Irish SMEs

Invoice redirect fraud was in the news again recently as RTE reported on a €15m money-laundering fraud network.  We have written on this topic before and have seen plenty of examples of SMEs, perhaps businesses like yours, falling victim to this type of crime.  Anecdotally we can see it’s on the rise and news reports like that confirm our observations.  …

Invoice fraud scam – warning to businesses

You’ve possibly heard/read the news items and wonder if this might affect your business.  The answer is yes, it can affect anyone.  Here’s how it happens: Your organisation has trusted suppliers.  Many of those suppliers require you to pay them by electronic fund transfer – direct from your bank account to theirs.  When you first purchased from them you received …

GDPR – Steady As She Goes

18 years ago there was widespread anticipation of a digital Armageddon on January 1st, 2000.  Many people believed that the digital world would collapse when IT systems rolled over from 1999 into 2000. And… The transition happened calmly. Did some organisations cynically promote unease – perhaps to make money in providing consultancy and/or preventative solutions? Maybe. Were people being alarmist? …

Your Website & GDPR: What You Need to Know

GDPR comes into effect on May 25. You may be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation and how it relates to your business but did you know that it also has consequences for your website? In order to avoid being in breach of data protection laws, you should take a few minutes to consider the new requirements and determine …

Protecting Your Claim to .ie Domain Names

Are there any .ie domain names you would not want someone else to get? Has your organisation any .ie domain names registered? This blog will be of particular interest to your organisation if you fall into any of the following categories: Your organisation has a website and its extension is anything other than .ie. For example, your current website may …

2018 Web Trends

If you have an online businesses, you’ll want your site to have modern design that will set you apart from your competitors. We’ve compiled a list of the trends that you’re going to see in 2018 – incorporating elements like the ones below into your own site will help you achieve a great-looking, future-proofed interface. Experimenting with colours Pastel colours …

BITS Becomes St Canice’s Credit Union IT Partner

We are delighted to announce that we have signed a deal to become IT partner for one of Ireland’s largest community credit unions. The new contract with St. Canice’s Credit Union will see the firm provide support to the main branch on High Street in Kilkenny city, its offices in MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, and its branches in Ballyragget, Callan, …

New Security Requirements for your Website

If you own a website you are more aware than the average internet user of the increasing and ever-changing security measures that need to be undertaken to ensure a safe browsing experience. Thankfully, users are more click aware now than ever before and are learning the tell-tale signs of a risky site. Over the years the browser applications that we …