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Seven Ways to Secure Your IoT Devices

20.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

The Internet of Things (IoT) has subtly crept into our daily lives over recent years – studies show that many of us aren’t even aware we’re using IoT devices! IoT includes anything that connects to a network. That means your Fitbit, Alexa, Amazon Echo, smartwatches, pacemakers and even some features in your car are all part of the IoT. And while these devices have made our lives easier, smarter and more enjoyable, experts at one of our recent UKFast webinars raised the issue that there is no widespread security or standardisation for IoT devices. This means that all your personal…

On Cloud Nine: The Best Cloud Events of 2018

11.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

This year has been a rip-roaring year so far when it comes to events– our team have been zipping off all over the country, getting the best up-to-date info on the latest innovations. And one topic has been dominating the…

How Wireless Routers Were Hacked into a DDoS Army

17.1.2018 by Al McCloud

What the Huawei HG532 router teaches us about IoT security. Arguably the first ‘Internet of Things’ device was created back in 1991 at the University of Cambridge. It was called the ‘Trojan Room coffee pot’ – it was a camera,…

The 5 Most Unexpected IoT Hacks of 2017

13.9.2017 by Al McCloud

Hacking a PC is so 1999. These days, if you want props as a cybercriminal you’ve got to hack stuff. Smart fridges, smart cars, smart, erm, fidget spinners? You name it; if you can hack a smart device you’re basically…

What Does the Future Hold for the Internet of Things?

1.3.2017 by Penny Piper

The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives; you can unlock your front door with your phone, change TV channels at home from your office desk and watch live as your family gets annoyed…

Tech Review – Internet of Things 2016 and Beyond

13.2.2017 by Guest

It’s safe to say that 2016 was a year of game-changing developments in the world of technology. From automation and virtual reality, to driverless cars and artificial intelligence we witnessed an influx in innovations. In a recent round table at…

How Accurate Were Our 2016 Predictions? Episode 5

26.1.2017 by Guest

Technology has become integrated – in some form or other – in every aspect of our lives. We’re all connected to one another at all times; from smart phones and wearable tech to how we shop. In the last of…

Your Guide to Surviving Cyber Security in 2017

3.1.2017 by Katherine Kelly

Whether you’ve got ten resolutions for 2017 printed, laminated and on your wall, or all you’ve got so far is ‘make it through the first day back at work’ (you’re nearly there, congrats!), the one resolution you should be aiming…

Internet of Things That are Trying to Attack You

24.10.2016 by Katherine Kelly

It’s the final week of Cyber Security Month and we have a bit of a case study - a security nightmare of biblical proportions, if you will – to perfectly highlight why it’s so important to have good security practices.…

What The New Lazy-Making Button Teaches us About Security

31.8.2016 by Katherine Kelly

First online shopping meant we didn’t even need to leave the house (praise technology!); now Amazon’s Dash buttons mean we don’t even have to make it to our laptops. It’s a pretty exciting time to be alive – or to…