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31st July – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

This week, there is an emphasis on business owners investing the right amount of time and resources into the security of the companies; trying to be self sufficient can have both positive and negative impacts, depending on the company’s situation.   Bosses wasting more than 3-weeks a year on do-it-yourself IT A study by Altodigital has showed that bosses of SME’s are in fact wasting more than three weeks of their own time each year by attempting to manage their IT rather than outsourcing it. http://talkbusinessmagazine.co.uk/2015/07/02/bosses-wasting-more-than-3-weeks-a-year-on-do-it-yourself-it/   It’s Time to Change How We Think About SSL/TLS “We’ve seen a rising tide of hacks in recent years, occurring in part because most businesses have no clue how to smartly manage their certificate ...

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17th July – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

In what is deemed by many as a U-turn by the government on an encryption ban; UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports, whilst also promising that cyber-security remains a ‘priority’ in Whitehall. Keeping with the Government theme… It’s been a bad week for politicians as an MEP on the “We Love Wi-Fi” campaign gets her Facebook account hacked and a Lib Dem peer gets a VoIP call intercepted and recorded whilst in the comfort of his hotel room.     How SIP Trunking Will Extend Your VoIP Telephony and UC Capabilities Internet telephony is now becoming the go-to communications platform for businesses around the globe. With VoIP leading the way, businesses are now taking collaboration and productivity to ...

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10th July – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

This week’s security round up focuses attention on the highly debated issue of encryption on a national scale as the prime minister himself calls for more powers to be given to the police and intelligence services in an attempt to curb the threat of cyber terrorism. Alongside David Cameron, we also found security professionals urging businesses to consider the implications of moving over to SIP trunking without always taking security into consideration. Ask any business leader whether they would be concerned if their confidential business plans discussed over the phone with a colleague were wire-tapped then the resulting answer would probably be “YES!” We recommend our SIP Encrypt service to any organisation who deals with confidential or sensitive information over ...

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Cyber Crime – Part 1: How big is the problem and who is at risk? standard

The Internet has made the world a smaller place which we all agree is a positive thing for the business world and the population as a whole, but a negative side effect of this is that our super connected world has made life easier for criminals. Old school criminals ran a greater risk of being caught in the act or being tracked down and caught, whereas the widespread adoption of e-commerce and online transactions has meant that modern day fraudsters can hack from anywhere in the world whilst enjoying relative anonymity and not having to worry about local laws. Welcome to Cybercrime. Cybercrime is defined as any crime that involves a computer and a network, therefore any criminal exploitation of ...

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VPN’s – How secure are they? standard

Virtual Private Networks are popular with enterprises as a means of securing their sensitive data. Using a VPN allows users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks using a process commonly referred to as “tunnelling”. A VPN tunnel performs an operation known as data encapsulation whereby a secure tunnel wraps two endpoints thus protecting the contents.   A team of researchers from Sapienza University, Rome and Queen Mary’s University, London recently published a report “A Glance through the VPN Looking Glass: IPv6 Leakage and DNS Hijacking in Commercial VPN Clients”. The report says that promises of privacy and security from the VPN vendors are not accurate , and that they found 14 of the ...

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3rd July – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

IT’s biggest challenge? Preventing a network breach The biggest challenge that enterprises face today is that of network security. This has been further reinforced recently with a worldwide poll carried out by SearchNetworking – (56% of the 1,560 networking pros agreeing with the above). http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/news/4500248638/ITs-biggest-challenge-Preventing-a-network-breach?track=NL-1817&ad=901489&src=901489   VPN’s are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign Researchers identify 14 of the top commercial virtual private networks in the world not providing the privacy and anonymity they promise, as IP data leaks come to light. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/worlds_best_vpns_fall_flat_in_security_tests/ http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18571   Government must invest in skills and police resources to tackle cyber crime The ever pressing matter of cyber security has led to those in the industry to call on the government ...

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Time called on unruly non-geographical numbers. standard

The new rules regarding non-geographical numbers in the UK will be coming into force tomorrow. These have so far been well received by consumers and service providers alike. If you’re not up to speed check out the website http://www.ukcalling.info/ As a result of this change though, it is expected that the cost of calling an organisation’s non-geographical number will become more expensive than it was previously. 084x and 087x numbers are the current service numbers that are used to contact an organisation. It is unlikely that the organisation has intentionally set up their phone number to be expensive, however there is now a solution in place reducing these costs. Any organisation using a 084X or 087X number is now eligible ...

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Channel News for VoIP.co.uk’s Partners – October 2014 edition – Partner Feature standard

Partner – Radon Networks Client – Reeds Solicitors Oxford Solution Implemented – SIP Encrypt from Voip.co.uk Radon Networks have been a key partner of Voip.co.uk for six years. They combine strong technical skills with a track record of working closely with the client to understand their needs. This, coupled with their ability to execute have made them excellent partners to work with. Anj Latif, explains the decision to install SIP Encrypt into one of Oxfordshires’s leading Legal Firms. “Reeds are one of the leading criminal defense firms in the Thames Valley area. They have built a strong reputation and have a rapidly growing client base. As experts in Family and Immigration Law, confidentiality and the protection of sensitive information is ...

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