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News Archive for 2017

Equifax security breach: What IF… it happened under GDPR?

Scant disregard for safeguarding personal data The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force next May. It’s the most significant shake up of information security for a considerable time. Despite the toughening of rules and the harsh treatment of companies by regulators and the media, large organisations with big budgets and extensive…

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Scale hyperconvergence: Update on the server technology bringing high-end data centre capability to smaller and mid-market firms

Ground-breaking innovation for smaller and mid-market firms Scale Computing hyperconvergence is one of those rare solutions that offers ground-breaking innovation and raises the bar of expectation that smaller and mid-market firms can also enjoy the same technologies as larger businesses. Scale server and storage platforms let smaller and mid-market organisations: Down-size the hardware footprint and…

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Free Paralogic eBook: A Crash Course in Office 365

Get more out of the Microsoft Office 365 toolset When it comes to using software, we probably all wish we knew how to do things faster. Some things are time consuming, some just a plain drag. If only we had a cheat sheet that showed us some tricks. The Microsoft Office suite, with which most…

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Anatomy of a cybercriminal gang: Better organised than the IT department in your business?

Cyber crime gang organisational structure revealed by NCSC The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) made the headlines when it launched its London HQ in February. It has the stated objective of using the best data, skills and capabilities to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online. The…

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Microsoft improving Office 365 support for Apple iOS and Google Android devices

Tech companies ripping off each other’s ideas Global IT corporations are not renowned for being commercially sympathetic to one another. It’s understandable, especially when it concerns matters of patent infringement and ripping off another tech firm’s innovations that may have been hard won by significant investment in the R&D budget. Apple and Samsung seem to…

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Where exactly did you lose that cyber weapon? Reflections on the Wannacrypt ransomware attack

Wannacrypt attack sparks wider conversation about IT security The Wannacrypt (or Wannacry) ransomware attack, which started on Friday 12th May 2017, did much to open up the conversation about IT security in general and hacking in particular. The story may have started out by being framed as an attack on the NHS. However, over the…

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Exclusive GDPR Event: A journey towards better data security

Come to ‘GDPR: A journey towards better data security’ Last month we blogged about the new data security standard, GDPR, which comes into force on the 25th of May 2018. GDPR is a pretty big deal, however, it seems that public awareness is pretty poor as survey data shows 60% of the working age adult…

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GDPR: Raising awareness of the new information security standard

The EU General Data Protection Regu-what?! If you haven’t heard of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then you are not alone. Recent survey data shows that more than 60% of the working age adult UK population have not heard of the legislation. Despite Brexit and the invocation of Article 50 to trigger…

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Mimecast: Using a layered email security solution to help protect your business

Why the need for a layered approach to security? Securing business information with good network security practice is one of the most important topics in technology. Security threats are always present and ensuring your business is well protected is an ever attendant consideration. Layered security is best practice for securing information by using multiple network…

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Brexit and data protection: What does it mean for business?

Talk about Brexit gives way to action as Article 50 is invoked Once, many smaller businesses didn’t pay much attention to governance and compliance issues. Many thought they were really only of concern to large businesses. In recent years though, governance and compliance have grown in general importance to occupy an increasingly prominent position on the…

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