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November 24th, 2014

Restricting Regin’s Reign

We’re all used to hearing about malware threats, with new variants of existing malware families appearing on a seemingly daily basis. What is far less common though is a totally new threat appearing, especially one that has apparently been operating unchallenged since 2008. Research published by Symantec describes just this; a new “ground breaking and almost peerless” malware threat known as Regin.

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Malware: An evolutionary story

Earlier this year, a study from IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS) predicted that enterprises will spend around $500 billion in 2014 on making fixes and recovering from data breaches and malware. In the past few months alone, we’ve seen Target reveal the cost of its recent breach could reach as much as $148 million. The figures are stark, but for the uninitiated the world of malware and its history is something of a mystery. So, where did they originate? How have they changed? And what does the future of malware look like?

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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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Shellshock: What you need to know

The InfoSec community has gone into overdrive in the last few days dealing with the ‘Shellshock’ bug. There is good reason for this, millions of systems around the globe are vulnerable to this bug which lets attackers run code on that system.

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