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Top security threats: September 2015

Posted by Stuart Brown | 9 Oct 2015, 16:48 PM

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Stuart Brown reflects on some of the top security threats in September and gives some tips on how your organisation can stay protected. This month’s top threats take a closer look at SYNful Knock, Lockerpin and WhatsApp, what happened and how threats can be avoided.

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Security threat review: May 2015

Posted by Stuart Brown | 22 Jun 2015, 15:47 PM

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Each month in our blog Redcentric will be posting a quick overview of the top security threats we have discovered over the last month. From our ongoing threat assessments, this information will include the most common malware, vulnerabilities and exploits our experts have discussed in the hope of providing you with the kind of information that will help you protect your business and its data.

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Fifty and fabulous – happy birthday Moores Law

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 23 Apr 2015, 13:43 PM

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Ian Rhodes, Platform Director at Redcentric, has a look at Moore’s Law on its 5oth anniversary. He discusses how this is generally interpreted and mapping out the processing power over the last 50 years since his observation, including how today's latest technology are having an impact.

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What will be big in 2015

Posted by Simon Michie | 23 Dec 2014, 10:48 AM

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As the New Year approaches Simon Michie, CTO of Redcentric, looks at his predictions for the enterprise IT industry during 2015. He reflects briefly on some of the technology that saw an increased uptake during 2014 that he feels may also have a pivotal role during 2015 as well.

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How to Implement a Strong Password Policy

Posted by Stuart Brown | 18 Nov 2014, 15:52 PM

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Stuart Brown looks at why computer security is important for your business and how to staff password policies. Stuart gives a broad outline of the factors that business owners need to consider when securing their business data.

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A Guide to Creating the Perfect Password

Posted by Stuart Brown | 13 Nov 2014, 12:41 PM

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How do you educate your employees to ensure that account details aren’t hacked due to simpler/more commonly used passwords? Stuart Brown looks at Redcentric’s recently launched security e-books which takes you through the basics of computer security.

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Shadow IT - Why its an opportunity not a threat

Posted by Mark Hall | 29 Sep 2014, 15:44 PM

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Although dealing with Shadow IT is seen as a priority for CIO's at many large enterprises, it is not a new problem but it is a problem that is growing rapidly for a number of reasons. In this blog, Mark Hall looks at why the issue is growing rapidly and what can be done to ensure the IT needs of employees are being met.

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Its memory isn’t what it used to be

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 26 Sep 2014, 11:50 AM

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As news broke last month that the 512K bug might mean data disruption due to the net's growth and old hardware is upgraded to handle todays Internet demands, Ian Rhodes looks at times where this has happened before and how the industry is developing to support internet growth.

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Protect yourself against the UK cyber attack

Posted by Stuart Brown | 12 Jun 2014, 17:41 PM

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Unless you’ve had your head in the ground, you can’t have failed to have heard that the UK could be the target of the biggest cyber attack ever in the forthcoming week or so. British investigators have been working with the FBI to trace the hackers behind the infamous GOZeus and CryptoLocker botnets.

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Google outage shows just how dominant it is

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 29 Aug 2013, 13:02 PM

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For five minutes between 23:52 and 23:57 BST on August 16th 2013 the world was without Google.com. The outage took down Google services including Search, Gmail, Talk, Drive, Documents and Calendar. It goes to show how dominant the search giant has become that during this five minutes web activity dropped by a huge 40 percent.

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What does the future hold for Apple?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 2 May 2013, 14:47 PM

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The inexorable pace of the IT industry continues, and it seems even Apple is not immune to queries about their future. With a drop in profits for the first quarter of 2013, is this the beginning of the end? Or would it be foolish to dismiss this colossus of technical innovation?

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YouTube turns eight: how video took over

Posted by Sean Paxton | 30 Apr 2013, 14:52 PM

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Sean Paxton reflects on YouTube’s ever-growing popularity, discussing what this means for business networks. With more and more workers viewing business-related videos and rich media in the workplace, this additional bandwidth demand means IT departments must ensure sufficient network speeds and resilience.

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Ofcom annual plan 2013/14

Posted by Sean Paxton | 5 Apr 2013, 15:35 PM

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Sean Paxton reflects on Ofcom’s plans for 2013 and 2014. As well as changes to the WiFi spectrum, and poles and ducts in rural areas, Sean discusses the potential benefits to customers that the promised easier switching process will bring.

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4G – our perspective

Posted by Paul Storey | 4 Apr 2013, 15:39 PM

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In light of price cuts at EE, and the anticipated roll out of 4G services by providers such as Vodafone, Paul Storey – Product Specialist in Mobile and Intelligent Networks at Redcentric – relays the current 4G state-of-play. As well as some predictions for what to expect across the coming year, Paul also reflects on what service providers can learn from the 3G roll out process and the experiences of those already in the 4G market.

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IT in schools: are we getting it wrong?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 15 Mar 2013, 15:55 PM

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In the corporate world, IT is an integral part of our day-to-day dealings. However, visit any comprehensive high school and you will not experience the same reliance on IT and technology innovations. Ian Rhodes discusses the importance of keeping IT education in line with progression in the workplace, and the benefits this could have for the economy.

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The integration of new technology

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 25 Jan 2013, 17:19 PM

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New technology is coming thick and fast. 3D printers that can print buildings, 3D bioprinters that can print steak, and bendable mobile phones are just the tip of the iceberg. But when a technology comes along that aims to completely ‘replace’ the existing, is it really as simple as an initial reveal followed by mass circulation?

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Expanding available WiFi spectrum will improve business operations

Posted by Sean Paxton | 21 Jan 2013, 17:25 PM

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The Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency of the US government, is set to open up an additional 5Mhz of the US WiFi spectrum, beginning in February. The decision is aimed at improving processing speed in congested public spaces such as airports and conference facilities.

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How the Internet is upgrading the shopping experience

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 17 Jan 2013, 17:29 PM

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Online transactions now account for 55.7% of delivered sales and, with the rise of the mobile age, where tablets and smartphones now serve as menus and shopping baskets, more shoppers are choosing to stay at home rather than face the hustle and bustle of the high street.

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Happy 150th birthday to the Tube

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 14 Jan 2013, 17:33 PM

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Happy birthday to the Tube. The early life and journey of the Tube is strikingly similar to the development of IT and telecomms in the past few decades – and both have revolutionised the way we work and live.

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Football, the Olympics and bandwidth: Are you ready?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 13 Jun 2012, 16:34 PM

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A spike in Internet usage for business-critical reasons is one thing; when it’s the result of non-critical activity, it’s another matter entirely.

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