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Social agenda, good for environment, community and bottom line

A Community Interest Company (CIC) that specialises in ensuring the 100 perspective reuse and recycling of redundant IT equipment, has proved that a strong social agenda can benefit the environment, the local community and the financial robustness of the business.

Article by: | Published: 6 July 2016

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Fifty-one million on the dark web

51 million user credentials purporting to be from the now-defunct iMesh – once the third-largest peer-to-peer filesharing website in the US. Listed on a dark web-based marketplace called The Real Deal, the hacker, under the pseudonym Peace, is attempting to shift the dataset containing 51,310,759 records for 0.5 bitcoin, which is the equivalent of £245 ($350).

Article by: | Published: 21 June 2016

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Alarming Data shows most Companies are easy prey for cyber attackers

Results of a year of anonymous data collected during risk assessments conducted for potential customers on a limited subset of their file systems. The 2015 results show a staggering level of exposure in corporate file systems, including an average of 9.9 million files per assessment that were accessible by every employee in the company.

Article by: | Published: 31 March 2016

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University of Aberdeen advances security intelligence

Ranked consistently among the top 1% of the world's universities, Aberdeen is also one of Scotland’s largest with 16,500 students from a community of 120 nationalities. The University IT services team also delivers and protects one of the largest wireless campuses in Europe as part of a strategy to continually improve student accommodation and facilities.

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2016

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Email training reduces staff stress and increases productivity

With more than 200 emails received per head per day, the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust service managers’ inboxes were filling fast. Reports indicated that email volumes can increase stress, lack of focus and result in poor decision making.

Article by: | Published: 8 March 2016

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Your Money or your Files?

Ransomware - malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid, first dominated headlines in late 2013. Over the intervening years, there have been multiple attempts to stop cybercrime groups responsible for sending this malware but, being successful as the technique is, ransomware has continued to be adopted by scammers on the internet. By Troy Gill, AppRiver's manager of security research.

Article by: | Published: 3 March 2016