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Have you entered the Internet of Things?

on 14-Feb-2018 16:36:35 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Connectivity IT News Strategy Productivity Technology
Have you entered The Internet of Things (IoT) yet?
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Top 3 Security issues for 2018

on 08-Feb-2018 17:05:28 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity IT News Security Tips & Tricks
2017 has been a big year concerning cyber security, positively and negatively. The rise of Ransomware into the mainstream news with global attacks on businesses and record numbers of data breaches such as Yahoo having one billion accounts accessed by hackers. IT security is one of the fastest moving industries, and it's vital that every business tries to keep up and stay protected.
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1.4 Billion hacked and leaked passwords found on the dark web

on 18-Dec-2017 10:06:50 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity IT News Password Security
1.4 Billion hacked and leaked passwords have been collated in a single file and are currently sitting on the dark web. Security firm 4iQ who discovered the files say that rather than this being a new breach it is a collection of several previous breaches. None of the passwords are encrypted and all the data has been put into a searchable, interactive database.
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'WannaCry' Cyber-Attack - All you need to know

on 15-May-2017 18:01:30 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Attack Cyber IT News Security
After Friday's major cyber-attack hit businesses and individuals worldwide, here is all you need to know.
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Credit Card data breach hits over 1,000 hotels

on 03-May-2017 14:36:41 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Hospitality IT News Security
Intercontinental hotels group (IHG) has announced that 1,175 US franchises have been struck by a payment card data breach. This malware attack means that guests money could have been stolen as a consequence.
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Wonga suffer one of the biggest UK data breaches

on 28-Apr-2017 13:59:05 By | Troy Midwood | 0 Comments | IT News Security
Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach that’s been labelled “one of the biggest” in UK history. Hackers are thought to have gained access to some 245,000 UK accounts, as well a further 25,000 in Poland. By comparison, the huge data breach that cost Talk Talk a record £400,000 fine impacted around 157,000 customers.
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Office 365 benefits for small businesses

on 11-Apr-2017 12:57:11 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cloud IT News Productivity
Ask any Chief Technology Officer these days about their company’s current IT strategies and the answer will almost certainly include the word “cloud”. We’ve certainly come a long way since the late 90s when Larry Ellison, head of Oracle Corporation, tried to persuade the market to buy into thin computing. The idea was to have a diskless computer (known as a network computer) that connected to a server or to the cloud.
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DIY Ransomware for criminal wannabes

on 06-Apr-2017 12:46:45 By | Troy Midwood | 0 Comments | IT News Security
Criminals no longer need to risk having their collar felt while climbing out of someone’s window – they can simply get hold of some ready-made ransomware designed to help them commit fraud.
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Microsoft training helps form UK’s digital future

on 29-Mar-2017 12:11:05 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cloud IT News Productivity
Now that at least 92% of jobs in the UK require some form of digital skill, candidates need to be comfortable and confident with the latest technology.
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BT Openreach deal seeks greater broadband investment

on 27-Mar-2017 12:09:13 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Connectivity IT News
BT’s infrastructure division, Openreach, will split from the company and operate independently, under an agreement with the sector regulator Ofcom. The new operational landscape could bring investment in superfast broadband a step closer. However, the industry’s next flashpoint may be just around the corner. Openreach was born out of an Ofcom decision in 2005, when a regulatory shake-up of the sector led to the separation of BT’s retail business and its infrastructure. That strategic review also sought to establish ‘equivalence of inputs’ – the right of other communications providers to access services on the same terms as BT. The new deal means that Ofcom won’t need to impose a change on BT through the European Commission. The threat of an imposed solution seems to have focused minds: Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White referred to “a distinct change of tone and commitment…in recent weeks”. Meanwhile, BT has acknowledged the negotiations were long and tough, but has declared itself satisfied with a fair outcome. Openreach will have its own staff and management and control of its own budgets, but its assets will remain owned by BT. That’s good news at least for the company’s pension plans, and a way of avoiding the further delays involved in a sell-off. BT’s retail competitors also struck a pragmatic note, with Vodafone calling the move “a positive start”, and TalkTalk pressing for a clear timetable for improvements from the new Openreach. Forthcoming price consultation Their focus will now turn to Ofcom’s forthcoming consultation on pricing. BT still sets its own superfast broadband prices – a reflection of its investment in the fibre-optic network – but other players are calling for fairer controls. The solution must allow for an investment in Britain’s broadband infrastructure that makes commercial and competitive sense. An independently run Openreach is unlikely to suddenly see a business rationale for a major investment programme, but the deal with Ofcom removes a regulatory wrangle that stood in the way of a new commercial approach for BT’s infrastructure and the companies that use it.
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