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Beat the cyber security skills shortage
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You don't need me to tell you that there's a worldwide shortage of cyber skills - just try advertising a cyber security vacancy. According to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education there's...
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What is Managed SIEM?
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No matter how secure your IT estate is, there remains a constant threat of security breach, and as businesses are under more pressure to be compliant, there is a growing need for complete threat...
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Spectre, Meltdown, and an industry struggling to cope
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When cyber vulnerabilities are found, we shouldn't think of it as a failure - more as an inevitability. In the open, standards-based computing and network environments we rely on, across hardware...
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Does Your Business Regard Incident Response as an Afterthought?
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One in two businesses regard incident response planning as an afterthought, critically limiting their organisation’s information security. Is yours one of them?
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Disruptive retail - don't be on the receiving end
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The term disruptive gets bandied about a lot these days - seemingly for anything involving a couple of clicks or an app - but while the term is overused, it's a very real phenomenon. Ask Kodak or ...
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What's your plan B?
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It looks like the worst of the weather might be over, as the Beast from the East slowly relaxes its grip on the UK. In Brighton's comparatively small freeze, my plan B was to ditch the road bike...
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Proud to #BeMoreSnail
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Pick up the phone to Ideal just now and you might detect elevated levels of grooviness. Stroll past our office and you'll likely find yourself moving just a little more slowly. Come in for a...
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Supporting you in 2018
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At the top of the year, Mike set out the challenges and opportunities we're all facing in 2018. More than a month in already, and I wanted to talk about the exciting ways Ideal is rising to meet...
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Cisco Live in Barcelona
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At the start of the month I was at Cisco Live in Barcelona: an entire week of presentations, workshops, networking and general hobnobbing among Cisco, its partners and IT professionals. I've been...
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Can You Confidently Say You Have Complete Visibility Across Your Network?
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Poor visibility is impacting organisations’ ability to detect breaches, with Gartner reporting that 92 percent of breaches go undetected until it’s too late. Is something as fundamental as network...
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Cisco Champions 2018
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I was lucky enough to spend 2017 as a Cisco Champion. If you're not familiar with the programme, it's a Cisco-sponsored network of technical experts, who love what they do, and are fired up about...
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