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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

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The Non-Geeks Guide to Choosing HR Software

Recent research from Deloitte found 84 percent of UK businesses are seeking to review their HR processes, and most of them are moving to cloud based software. With the choice of provider often falling to the HR team to make, how can HR Managers select the best provider to meet their needs?

Article by: | Published: 4 February 2016

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Court case highlights importance of web usage policies

A Midlands commercial litigation lawyer has said that a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling that employers can read employees’ private messages on internet chat and webmail accounts sent in work time, underlines the value and importance of clear policies and contracts of employment.

Article by: | Published: 1 February 2016

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The future of mobile technology and smartphones

And now our phone is our constant companion – helping us in many areas of our life and business. So what’s next? Dave Millett, of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox gets all Nostradamus about the mobile phone industry:

Article by: | Published: 14 January 2016

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Why the IT Director should be heading up rail health and safety

What you know is not important, it’s what you don’t that is critical for many businesses; it is these areas of non-visibility which can expose Boards to real risk. This is why management and executive teams need access to quick and accurate information around health and safety within their organisations.

Article by: | Published: 13 January 2016

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Zuckerberg liked, Marissa Mayer unfriended say UK techies

Mark Zuckerberg personality type most prevalent in the tech industry as a whole – accounting for 37 percent of professionals while just 5 percent of tech professionals act like Lord Sugar. Zuckerberg personality types dominate across UK’s tech hubs, including Silicon Roundabout, the M4 corridor, and Silicon Gorge

Article by: | Published: 12 January 2016

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Dark DDoS will “turn lights out on UK Businesses” in 2016

A rise in DDoS attacks being used as a smokescreen to distract victims; The company also predicts that ransom demands associated with DDoS attacks will triple in 2016, fuelled by an increased automation of DDoS attacks. Also predicted, an increased role of ISPs in mitigating against DDoS attacks. Says Corero Network Security.

Article by: | Published: 16 December 2015