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4 Measurements to protect your business from ransomware attacks
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Ransomware has been a dangerous threat to many small and large businesses for over six years now. Unfortunately, this type of cybercrime isn’t going away, but it can be prevented. Here are some tips on how you can protect your business from ransomware attacks. 


1. Update your computer system regularly

Cyber criminals usually find it easier to attack older versions of operating systems and browsers. However, if you keep all your business computers constantly updated, hackers will be less prepared to attack them as they won’t be able to figure out how to compromise the...

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Our cities are about to get a whole lot smarter
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We've already got smart cars and smart appliances so it's logical that the next step should be smart cities. Indeed, there's already an example of one, Kansas City in the U.S. But what exactly does a smart city entail?

Essentially, it's a city that gathers information and uses communication technology for slicker operations, sharing information with the public, and improving services and safety on a number of levels. 

Increased economic growth and a higher standard of living

The ultimate goal of smart cities is to optimise city functions with the desired effect...

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The three main benefits of edge analytics 
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Edge analytics is a rapidly evolving approach to cyber security and data collection that is being put to use across a range of industries. Instead of data being sent back to a centralised data store, edge analytics involves an automatic analytical computation via a network switch, sensor or another type of device, which is situated close to the devices generating the data. 

The advantages of this shift are threefold:


1. A more effective way of detecting and acting upon threats to cyber security

Edge analytics works by allowing IT to have a faster understanding of the real-time...

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The Growing Threat of Hackers Within the Energy Sector
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the threat of hackers is now very real. Recent examples such as the global ransomware Petya highlight this point. However, there are some industries which are more vulnerable than others and should their systems become compromised, the results could be grave. One example is the energy sector. The primary reason why this environment is so welcoming to potential hackers is that a maximum amount of disruption can be caused with a relatively minimal amount of effort. As threats continue to emerge, professionals will be forced to take even more...

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Inside Story
Research shows it’s hard to secure the Cloud
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Cloud computing has become the talk of the day in every organisation. IT managers find at least one aspect of cloud computing useful to their organisations. As the idea of cloud computing continues to fascinate top managers and staff in companies, IT experts are continually finding it difficult to keep the data and applications in the cloud safe.

The results of research conducted by Intel indicate that IT experts in various countries acknowledge that the biggest challenge in the cloud computing era is keeping data safe from various human security threats.



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