View Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) vulnerability

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) vulnerability

On the 29th January 2018, Cisco published a security vulnerability alert concerning their Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software. Cisco ASA is a security device that combines firewall, intrusion prevention, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities. It provides proactive threat defence that stops attacks before they spread through an IT network. The identified vulnerability in the…

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View Press release: the facilities show: how IT works for you

Press release: the facilities show: how IT works for you

In association with the BIFM, the Facilities Show 2017 took place between June 20th and 22nd at ExCel London. Now in its fourth year, the show attracts FMs and suppliers from across the globe. With such a large captive audience of FMs, the Facilities Show 2017 was the natural choice for Modern Networks to showcase…

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View Press release: protecting you from Nyetya Ransomware

Press release: protecting you from Nyetya Ransomware

Hitchin, Hertfordshire – Friday 30th June, 2017. Once again, the world has been rocked by a large-scale cyberattack. This week (26th June 2017), we have seen Nyetya ransomware strike dozens of companies and institutions including advertising agencies, law firms, food manufacturers and freight shippers. A new variant of the Petya computer virus, Nyetya locks its…

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View Leaving the backdoor open: patch management

Leaving the backdoor open: patch management

Until recently, patch management was barely a consideration for many organisations. Instead, ‘install and forget’ was the common approach to deploying systems. In fact, many systems were rarely or never patched. Of course, the rise of cybercrime and myriad of threats has changed all that, or has it? Incredibly, 44% of security breaches occur after…

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View Going bimodal: the changing role of the IT leader

Going bimodal: the changing role of the IT leader

In today’s business world, the CIO or IT Director has never been more relevant or influential. Computer Weekly’s recent CIO Trends Q1 2016 survey, featuring exclusive research from Deloitte on the changing role of the CIO, reveals how they are increasingly moving into business leadership positions. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at this evolution. After…

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View Digital transformation

Digital transformation

Less than half of IT budgets are spent on business growth and digital transformation projects. The bulk of IT budgets go on day-to-day activities – keeping-the-lights-on. When IT departments are running to stand still then it presents an opportunity for competitors to take advantage. Ducks in a row Today, digital transformation is fast becoming the…

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View Cybersecurity: the human factor

Cybersecurity: the human factor

Any security system is only as good as its weakest link. In the cyber security world, the weakest link is nearly always the human element. Around 40% of UK firms have suffered at least one data breach in the last 12 months. The most common form of breach was a staff member unwittingly clicking on…

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View Always have a backup plan

Always have a backup plan

An uncomfortable truth Ransomware is a hot topic right now. The WannaCry malware attack of May 2017 shows just how vulnerable organisations are to cybercrime. Designed to take your corporate data hostage, ransomware is a growing problem, and no one is safe. Globally, it’s estimated that ransomware affects another company every 40 seconds. Ransomware attacks…

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View Architectural Practices: Preparing for 4K visualisation

Architectural Practices: Preparing for 4K visualisation

There are many IT challenges confronting architectural services firms today. Take, for example, the design of storage environments to support the high-end 3D graphics, virtualisation and modelling applications required to deliver the hyper-realised digital models and images clients expect. Computer-aided design has come a long way in recent years. Today’s integrated visualisation models incorporate both…

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