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Six Key Takeaways from eCommerce Live UK 2019

18.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

"eCommerce is disrupting traditional retail on a huge scale - and no business will escape that disruption." That's how Brian McBride, former ASOS chairman and CEO of Amazon.co.uk, kicked off eCommerce Live UK 2019. And it certainly set the tone…

Automated Cyber-Attacks Are Coming For Us

17.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

It’s no secret that cyber-attacks are becoming more automated and intelligent by the day. With the help of AI and machine learning (ML), hackers are able to act faster and more efficiently than ever. But what is this new wave…

Upgrade recommended as Linux sudo vulnerability is discovered

16.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

An Apple security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the Linux sudo command – the main command that allows users to run tasks - that could allow unprivileged users to execute commands as root. Before you panic, it’s important to…

What is the zero-trust security model?

9.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

We’re always looking for ways to make our IT safer and our networks more secure. In this blog, we explore the zero-trust model and why businesses are adopting this to safeguard their networks from attackers and avoid data breaches. What…

Multi-Factor Authentication: Why and How to Use It

8.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is becoming commonplace within modern workplaces. With a significant rise in the volume and variation of cyber-threats over the past decade or so, and plenty of high-profile security scandals more recently, it’s clear that cybersecurity must be…

Web Application Firewalls: What You Should Know

3.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Using a web application firewall (WAF) has become a staple for any organisation conscious about its cybersecurity. And for good reason. The abundance of insecure coding practices creates a wealth of vulnerabilities in the code of web-based apps. Combine this…

How to Defend Against the Most Common Cyber-Threats

2.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

There are so many different cyber-threats out there. From phishing to DDoS, malware to web-based attacks. But what are the most common cyber-threats you should be focussing on? And what are the most effective methods of protection? The truth is…

Peak Season Reasons to Up Your Security

1.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today marks the beginning of European Cyber Security Month! The first fortnightly theme of 2019 is cyber-hygiene. In other words, exploring practical steps to improve your online security. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just eight weeks away, this is…

#ScrollFreeSeptember

20.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

The heads down generation PING! PING! PING! WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube…the list is endless. Social media has become a huge part of all our lives. Today, the UK has more than 45 million social…

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…