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Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

23.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing guest blog is authored by Holly Williams, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma. * I occasionally see the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration test used interchangeably, or even phrases such as ‘automated penetration test’ thrown into the mix. This is something that really pains me because they are all very distinct types of assessment. In this article, I’d like to clarify the distinction between the different types of assessments. Setting aside any argument of specific terminology, I aim to explain the different approaches that can be taken and the aims of each – regardless of what…

Q&A with UK Business Angels Association

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Jenny Tooth OBE is the CEO of the UK Business Angels Association – the trade body for angel and early stage investing, representing more than 15,000 investors around the UK. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience of facilitating SMEs access…

eCommerce Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Internet’s Peak Season

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next, shares his behind-the-scenes tips and tricks as the eCommerce peak season creeps closer. As any experienced sales or marketing professional knows all too well, eCommerce companies need to prepare meticulously for the weeks leading…

Why Gender Parity is Crucial for Mentoring Schemes

19.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In part two of this week’s Women in Mentoring blog series, senior university lecturer Tanya Hemphill shares her experience of becoming a Tech Manchester mentor. What led Tanya to become a mentor? Why is gender parity so crucial for mentoring…

Why mentoring is so important for women in business

17.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Mentoring schemes have really gained momentum in recent years. From small businesses to entire industry sectors, the advantages of a quality mentoring scheme are plentiful – for mentors, mentees and the wider business community. However, like many other areas of…

Behind the Scenes: PDH Sports’ Peak-Season Prep

12.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This Black Friday and peak-season prep blog is authored by Lisa Hargrave, co-founder of successful racket retailer pdhsports.com.  * After a hyperbolic 2018, the volume of online transactions around the Black Friday weekend and beyond is predicted to be even…

How Better Training Can Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

27.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This guest blog is authored by Edward Whittingham, Founder and MD of cybersecurity firm The Defence Works. The Defence Works brings together hard-hitting insights, efficient practices and simple hacks to keep businesses safe and offers bite-sized cybersecurity awareness training through…

Using Our eCommerce Past to Predict the Future

22.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Are you meeting the ever-changing needs of your customers? Monitoring trends in consumer habits is crucial for your business to stay competitive in a crowded online marketplace. Register for our free webinar now and get the latest insight from industry…

Expert View: An Introduction to Hardware Hacking

1.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Holly Williams is the Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma and an ex-military security specialist. As a professional ethical hacker and all-round cybersecurity expert, Holly has incredible knowledge of the security threat landscape and helps businesses to mitigate cyber-threats. In…

6 Ways We Can Address Imbalance in Tech Investment

25.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Tech Manchester has become an integral part of the SME and startup support community in Greater Manchester since its inception just over two years ago. Since then, Tech Manchester’s Executive Director Patricia Keating has made it the organisation’s mission to…