SAGE REVIEW – Infographic: Staying safe in the cloud

Sage Security - Staying safe in the cloud
Sage Security – Staying safe in the cloud

SAGE REVIEW – Infographic: Staying safe in the cloud As the business landscape changes, more and more companies are exploring ways of enabling staff to work away from the office.
Cloud computing allows workers to access company data and applications via the internet, anywhere and anytime. As a result, everyday tasks can be automated and performed on laptops, tablets or even smartphones. Managing your cash flow with cloud accounting software is one way your workforce could end up being more efficient and productive.
Cloud investment continues to increase by 20% per year as organisations plan to cut IT costs, maximise agility and improve business function support. Keeping critical data and systems secure remains a key concern for organisations considering a move to the cloud.
Our guide to staying safe in the cloud offers a walk-through of the biggest threats to cloud security that businesses face today, and outlines how organisations are tackling these and what tools and best practices IT professionals consider when adopting the cloud.

Infographic: Staying safe in the cloud

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A fresh look at TCO – Axis CCTV

axis cctv
axis cctv

From price to TCO
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a well-established concept in many industries, not the least in IT, as a way for strategic buyers to move beyond looking at the upfront price to understanding all costs associated with procuring, deploying and operating a system.

In a previous post, we presented a model for Total Cost of Ownership in IP security, and how that applied to a hypothetical project. The project was an enterprise 1500-camera city surveillance deployment. In this example, the costs for the project were divided equally between product related costs and ‘other’ costs – such as labor – not related to the specific price of the products purchased.

How to create and store passwords securely – Emsisoft.

emsisoft - passwords
emsisoft – passwords

Despite the importance of having a robust password, many people are still making it too easy for the hackers. Using underhanded tactics, cybercriminals use stolen login credentials to illegally gain access to the online accounts of unsuspecting users.

It’s time to protect your devices once and for all. In our latest blog post, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about creating strong passwords and storing them securely.
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How to create, manage and store passwords securely

Lenovo Laptop Offer – Jan 2018


Lenovo Laptop Offer. (Brand New and with 12month warranty, 3yr warranty on SSD Drives)
Data Transfer from old laptop available on request.
Home setup and installation also available.
Tel: 01422246911 / 07980185332
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Lenovo V110 Laptop Offer


Lenovo V110 Laptop Offer. (Brand New and with 12month warranty, 3yr warranty on SSD Drives)
Data Transfer from old laptop available on request.
Home setup and installation also available.
Tel: 01422246911 / 07980185332

SSD upgrade offer – Jan 2018


AS-COMPUTERS IS OFFERING 20% off any SSD Purchase Price with Laptop and Desktop PC upgrade throughout Jan 2018.
– Is your laptop running slow, why not offer your old PC a new lease of life. SSD drives are the perfect upgrade for any laptop or desktop PC.
– SSD drives run up to 20x faster that standard HDD drives.
– Increased Efficiency. (Battery life and less use of electricity)
Labour will be capped at £50 including data transfer from old disk. (mirror image of old disk or fresh installation.)
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Intel Fixes Critical Bugs in Management Engine – Hardware Patch

Intel Processor
Intel Processor

Intel published a security advisory last night detailing eight vulnerabilities that impact core CPU technologies such as the Intel Management Engine (ME), Intel Server Platform Services (SPS), and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE).

The vulnerabilities are severe enough to allow attackers to install rootkits on vulnerable PCs, retrieve data processed inside CPUs, and cause PC crashes —which should be the least of someone’s worries.

Who’s affected? According to Intel, the following Intel ME, SPS, and TXE firmware versions are affected:

6th, 7th & 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor W Family
Intel® Atom® C3000 Processor Family
Apollo Lake Intel® Atom Processor E3900 series
Apollo Lake Intel® Pentium™
Celeron™ N and J series Processors

Intel has released a download tool for users that checks and reports if users’ computers are affected. On Windows, users should run the Intel-SA-00086-GUI.exe file to view scan results (image below).

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$96 billion to be spent on cyber security in 2018

$96 billion to be spent on cyber security in 2018

Cyber security providers are set to cash in as global security spending is predicted to reach $96 billion (£71 billion) by 2018. According to Gartner’s latest forecast organisations are already spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.
“Overall, a large portion of security spending is driven by an organization’s reaction toward security breaches as more high profile cyberattacks and data breaches affect organizations worldwide,” said Ruggero Contu, research director at Gartner. “Cyberattacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya, and most recently the Equifax breach, have a direct effect on security spend, because these types of attacks last up to three years.”


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