Our thoughts, industry views and technology trends

Unravelling the World Wide Web and its impact on IT security

Last year, 73% of the UK population accessed the internet every day, according to figures from the ONS, and in our workplaces, more and more time is spent online.

Today’s workers expect full access to online content in order to do their jobs effectively. With the rising influence of millennial employees, an increasing number expect to be able to access social media and other personal content at all times too.

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Celebrating the North West tech scene

Last Friday, the North West’s tech community converged on Manchester to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and technological innovation of the region.

The Insider Business of Digital and Technology Conference, held at the UKFast Campus, saw over 100 business leaders, technology entrepreneurs and digital devotees come together to discuss how technology underpins business success. In addition to this, we also touched on the latest trends in the technology sector and what we, as a region can do to ensure the North West remains a hotbed of technology talent.

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Keeping cyber security front of mind this October

Since the mid 90′s, the internet has had a profound impact on our personal and business lives. It’s transformed how we communicate, how we shop, even how we heat our homes. In an enterprise setting, the internet is the lifeblood of the organization, the engine which keeps everything moving. And yet the World Wide Web, on which we’ve come to depend, can also pose a significant threat if we don’t take the appropriate steps to mitigate its risks.

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SANS Critical Controls: Simple steps to securing the enterprise

In an ever-changing threat landscape, knowing how to mitigate attacks, or even where to start, can be a challenge. To help ease that burden, a number of organizations and government bodies have provided recommendations on defending common real-world attacks.

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Home Depot breach builds a case for a Defense-in-Depth approach

This week, Home Depot announced its payment systems had fallen victim to hackers, in what some in the security industry are predicting to be the biggest data breach in history.

The attack, which targeted credit and debit card details of Home Depot customers, originated from malware infected cash registers and could date as far back as April this year.

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