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The Cost of Cloud Security

The Cost of Cloud Security

The Cost of Cloud Security There are a variety of reasons why investing in the security of your business is critical to you staying in-business, but many firms often believe they have certain capabilities such as backups or advanced antivirus when they in fact lack any of these capabilities. For a definition of ‘the Cloud’ please see here. One common example is when organisations move to Microsoft’s Office 365 platform or Google’s GSuite in the belief that this offers greater

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IT Security in Conflict Zones

IT Security in Conflict Zones is complex When numerous small organisations or large private organisations face cyber-attacks from state-backed criminal hacking-groups a lot of harm can be done. These can take the form of supply-chain attacks such as the worldwide damage Solarwinds experienced, or targeted attacks on infrastructure such as Ransomware or Phishing attacks. Ransomware and Phishing attacks can be done in high volumes and at scale, targeting particular industries or types of businesses. Key-stakeholders within a business are often

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The Conversation, on Buying a Smart Device

Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions Dragana Gordic/Shutterstock Iain Nash, Queen Mary University of London Houses are getting smarter: smart thermostats manage our heating, while smart fridges can monitor our food consumption and help us order groceries. Some houses even have smart doorbells that tell us who is on our doorstep. And of course, smart TVs allow us to stream the content we want to watch, when we want to watch it. If

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The Conversation, on AI and Money

Humans v AI: here’s who’s better at making money in financial markets AI is all about analysing huge amounts of data so why isn’t it used more in trading? Fit Ztudio/Shutterstock Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Fabio Cuzzolin, Oxford Brookes University, and Wojtek Buczynski, University of Cambridge Artificial intelligence (AI) has now closely matched or even surpassed humans in what were previously considered unattainable areas. These include chess, arcade games, Go, self-driving cars, protein folding and much more. This rapid

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Become as gods? Ethical considerations for virtual reality

How to be a god: we might one day create virtual worlds with characters as intelligent as ourselves Virtual character may soon be smarter than us. Michelangelus/Shutterstock Richard A. Bartle, University of Essex Most research into the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concerns its use for weaponry, transport or profiling. Although the dangers presented by an autonomous, racist tank cannot be understated, there is another aspect to all this. What about our responsibilities to the AIs we create? Massively-multiplayer online

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Building an Ethical Law Firm

Building an Ethical Law firm Building an Ethical Law firm is a multi-pronged issue that many lawyers within the industry wish to tackle but are sometimes unsure how. It is worthwhile first defining what ethical actually means in this context, different businesses have varied concepts of what an ethical business is. In this piece, in conjunction with the SRA’s guidance ethical means: socially responsible, profitable and community-driven. A business needs to be profitable in order to remain in business but

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Modern Payments for Law Firms

Modern Payments for Law Firms Law Firms like any organisation in business need to be paid – ideally on time. Not being paid on time can result in your firm having to inflate costs to make up for late payment, or make significant cuts to services (be it for staff or customers) on account of a lack of cash. Using traditional methods of payment such as an invoice and BACS transfer can also leave your firm open to fraud, read more

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Securing Mobile Devices

Securing Mobile Devices Mobile Devices can be Smartphones, OEM Tablets, standard Tablets and even Laptops depending on your definition. Some laptops now use the same ARM-chips which Smartphones use, resulting in them being treated as a Mobile Device by IT systems. You may wonder why organisations need to secure a Smartphone, but the real question is whether it is connected to your business IT systems – even if only email. In the event the answer is yes, then it is

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Implementing a Terminal Server with Linux Mint

Implementing a Terminal Server with Linux A Terminal Server is a server which is designed to be remotely accessed, in the same way you can run a virtualised Remote Desktop to enable access to your network or a particular application. It is a very convenient way to enable internal or external users to access services in a secure way. Some guidance: Any Endpoint on your system must be secured, including servers Yes you save money on licenses through a Linux

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Small Business Servers

Small Business Servers are flexible Small Business Servers need to be flexible in order to achieve your goals as a business, if your goal is to grow quickly then a server with the capacity to grow with you is central to avoiding unforeseen expenditure. If your goal as a business is to sustain growth organically a stable platform to run your business on is of equal importance. Small and Medium Business (SMB) servers don’t need to be expensive and often

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