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Andrew Avanessian
October 21st, 2014

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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WikiLeaks’ CIA documents offer us an important reminder

With news breaking on the CIA’s ability to listen in via Smart TVs, many will be alarmed by the breadth of the exploits WikiLeaks has uncovered. The security industry has been warning of the dangers of Internet of Things devices for a long time and just last week, a hack on internet-connected teddy bears was making the headlines.

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Focus on the fundamentals: Intel Security and Avecto make a powerful force

For nearly a decade, Avecto’s customers have relied on Defendpoint to underpin “traditional AV”, next generation AV, machine learning and advanced network-based analysis solutions. Despite notable advances, detection will never reach 100% efficacy.

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Security basics provide the best foundations

In the era of next-gen technology, it’s the often-forgotten basics that provide the best foundations.

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Is social engineering the new norm?

Throughout history humans have sought to socially engineer each other, exploiting social norms and applying pressure to reveal information or gain advantage. From travelling conmen and master spies to cyber threats and phishing emails the fundamental problem is the same, humans can be manipulated.

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Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2015 – What you need to know

Now in its third year, the 2015 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report analyses the data from Security Bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2015. Typically issued on the second Tuesday of each month, these “Patch Tuesday” bulletins contain fixes for vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products. With the launch of Windows 10, this approach changed slightly, with patches being released as soon as they are available.

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