Tag: Cyber Security

Hardware Group Statement on UK Cyber Attacks

Given the recent exposure of the WanaCrypt0r ransomware, we have been asked by our customers to advise both on the capability of installed platforms but also on their effective use. We are able to demonstrate that our security vendors did respond both to the original Microsoft CVE-2017-0144 in April which addresses the means by which the malware spreads, but also that Sandbox services detected and offered near real-time protection for subscribing customers. Both Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks released threat…

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The security story of the year

Jake Greenland, Group Head of Systems Architecture, discusses the cyber attack. It’s almost half way through 2017 and we’ve probably had the cyber security story of the year this weekend. If you work in IT, telecommunications or simply just watch the news you will be aware of the events that unfolded on Friday and the ensuing chaos that followed through the weekend. Detailed breakdowns of what happened, how the attack was spread, how it was halted and how it continues to crop…

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Overview of Hardware Group’s Network Security event at Mercedes-Benz World

Juniper Network’s UK&I Partner of the Year, Hardware Group hosted guests at Mercedes-Benz World to debate network security and finish with a thrilling Mercedes AMG driving experience. Will Embrey, Solution Architect at HardwareServices, gave guests a demonstration of Sky ATP and explained how Juniper Network’s industry-leading Application and Network Risk (ANR) security report highlights business risks and identifies solutions before disaster strikes. The event gave delegates the opportunity to find out more about Juniper’s SRX Series Gateway and how to collect real-time security…

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Why Network Health Checks Are Vital For Business – And How To Get One For Free

Paul Bonner, Head of Technology at Hardware Group, explains why a regular network health check is vital for your business. Featured in October 2015 Cotswold Life Business and Professional. In the networking world, nothing stays the same for long. Technologies evolve, software evolves, best practices evolve, even IT teams evolve. For this reason, many companies struggle to maintain a full knowledge of their IT systems. Documentation is often incomplete or out of date and system performance and productivity may be suffering…

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Hardware Group Technology Innovation Centre Opening Event

Cotswold Life, in partnership with Hardware Group, held a technology seminar for senior IT professionals. Hosted at Hardware Group’s newly launched Technology Innovation Centre at Kemble near Cirencester. The multi-million pound facility wowed guests with its cutting edge design, extensive facilities and offering a real-world comprehensive environment for organisations to evaluate and test multi vendor solution stacks and applications. Guests heard from some of the country’s most well-informed experts about emerging technologies, the latest robust IT systems, fighting cybercrime and innovations in computer networks. Hardware Group Technology Innovation Centre Opening Event Read the full article about Hardware Group’s Technology Innovation…

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Cyber Security The New Front Line

Cyber Security The threat of cyber attacks is growing. According to one survey, 81% of large business and 60% of small businesses suffered a breach last year. The Government has identified cyber crime as one of four tier-one national security threats and since 2011, it has committed £860 million to a national cyber-security programme. Cyber skills are scarce though, and collaboration between Government, industry and academia is essential to build the skills and expertise needed. The Cotswolds is fast becoming a centre of cyber…

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Defence Of Necessity – Cybercrime

  Paul Bonner, Group Head of Technology at Hardware Group discusses the increasing need for small businesses to be aware of the cybercrime threat, and how they can operate a more secure IT environment. Featured in Data Centre News. Cyber crime has been continuing to make headlines around theworld for years now. As the high profile attacks on LinkedIn, Wells Fargo, Target and numerous state run enterprises across the globe prove, it is clear that cyber criminals are capable of wreaking havoc…

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