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Do You Really Need Access to Everything from Anywhere?

August 8, 2013
Chris Fairey
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As devices you install in your offices start to become ever more connected, there is a temptation to throw caution to the wind and take advantage of the 'Access your device anywhere' claims plastered all over the outside of the box. Don't.

What to do if Your Server is Compromised

May 16, 2013
Chris Fairey
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Towards the end of last week, I was made aware that some websites hosted on a server operated by one of my clients had been hacked. The initial compromise targeted just the websites running PHP, replacing all .php files with code to re-direct visitors to a website hosting malicious code, thus causing Google to flag […]

How Encrypting Your Laptop Can Save Your Business

March 18, 2013
Chris Fairey
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You may have noticed the numerous news stories over the past few years about laptops with sensitive information being left on trains, in taxis and even those that were stolen from people's homes.
On Wednesday 6th March, Royal Bank of Scotland customers found themselves unable to use their debit/credit cards, access their accounts through online banking, or make withdrawals from cash machines. RBS has stated that they will compensate customers who were affected by the issue, but it really shouldn't have happened in the first place.
On 14th January, the Information Commissioner's Office, the government agency responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act, issued a Monetary Penalty Notice to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) for £250,000 in relation to the security breach of the PlayStation Network in 2011 that resulted in the compromise of the records of millions of UK PlayStation […]
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