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Data breach is inevitable

According to a survey report issued by Okta, 65% of respondents think that a data breach will happen within the next 12 months if they do not upgrade legacy security solutions in time.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2016

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Uberization – the death of the middle-man

As the cloud radically rewires our lives, cutting out the intermediary when it comes to; booking transport, listening to music and finding holiday accommodation, it removes the inefficiencies inherent in analogue, and traditional agents can be ‘disintermediated’. As this process of digital disintermediation continues to gain momentum in domestic and social settings, we need to ask ourselves how such technologies are impacting the world of work?

Article by: | Published: 8 August 2016

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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