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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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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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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 for...
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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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How do you value your data?
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Is data the new oil? A century ago, companies were falling over themselves to find, refine and exploit reserves of crude across the world. Today, businesses are tapping into vast supplies of customer...
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Network segmentation - know your onions
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I've already written a bit about segregating enterprise networks, and about the new technologies that are making this easier and more effective. As Ideal's solution architect for networks it's...
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Keeping on top of the Internet of Things
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We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, but a recent conversation made me realise that for some of us, it's already arrived. A colleague here mentioned that he'd got something like 20...
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Business challenge, technical solution: speeding up provisioning at Twickenham
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Say you run an iconic sports arena and the flagship conferencing, hospitality and events business that goes with it. Your security, corporate services, EPOS, lighting control and IP TV screens need a...
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Five security trends for 2017
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Although we can't predict the future, security trends, threats and weaknesses need to be anticipated so they can be defended. Part of my job is to to build a clear picture of cyber threats and...
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Defeating ransomware - Ideal's first cyber security briefing proves to be a hit
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Last week we hosted the first of our series of cyber security briefings, in association with one of our key security partners, Palo Alto Networks (PAN), and distributor Exclusive Networks. We knew...
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What is the mobile workplace?
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So, just a few weeks ago you were seeing evidence that your customers wanted to contact you in new ways, your staff wanted more flexible access to their work, and your finance team wanted you to...
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