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20th November – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

Cyber crime In the light of recent events, cyber crime has been at the forefront of technology news. In recent times, the safety of information online has been increasingly more vulnerable. So it is important to keep yourself protected. According to a recent government report, within the last 12 months 81% of UK businesses have had a security breech. Many businesses may think that it would not happen to them but the risks are not to be underestimated according to a government official. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said: “The cyber threat remains one of the most significant – and growing – risks facing UK business.” A survey from the Office of National statistics states that last year alone there ...

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7th August – Weekly Cyber Security Roundup standard

All over the country it would seem that businesses and governments alike, are seeking out the cost and operational benefits of moving over to VoIP telephony and cloud based computing. The reality however, is that the security of these services is forever under scrutiny, with stories of high profile hacks filling the front pages of newspapers, the world over. VoIP (telephony over an IP network such as the internet) allows you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, a traditional telephone connected to a special adapter or a PBX system. The VoIP service uses a signalling protocol known as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) in order to function. Although VoIP is seemingly far more advantageous than ...

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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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