View The Naked Service Desk at SITS 2018

The Naked Service Desk at SITS 2018

About a year ago, I wrote a blog called ‘The Naked Service Desk’. It described the ten key elements of a brilliant service desk. The title was a bit of a joke, designed to grab people’s attention but it also explained the nature of the content pretty well: stripping back the service desk to its…

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GDPR and cyber security readiness

Media hype around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has produced considerably more heat than light. GDPR is the European Union’s replacement for things like the UK’s Data Protection Act (1998). The new regulations come into effect 25th May 2018. All companies wishing to trade with the EU must be GDPR compliant. The UK will adopt…

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View What can shopping centres learn from Las Vegas?

What can shopping centres learn from Las Vegas?

Online shopping has changed retail forever. Today’s consumers are more demanding, and have more choice than ever before. In order to stay relevant, drive growth and boost efficiency, shopping centres must invest in the right technologies to create the ideal shopping and leisure experience. Digital strategy Traditionally, commercial property could be described as a “non-digital…

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View How good is your cyber security, really? Get a Network Security Audit

How good is your cyber security, really? Get a Network Security Audit

Hitchin, UK, February 2018 – Today, a data breach, ransomware attack or IT systems failure can seriously damage an organisation’s ability to operate. It can even cause organisations to close down. However, surprisingly few organisations take even rudimentary precautions to protect their IT infrastructure and valuable data. Instead, they use weak passwords, share user privileges,…

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View Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials certification

Modern Networks is pleased to announce that we have gained our Cyber Essentials certification for 2018. Introduced by the UK Government in 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to help organisations better protect themselves from the most common cyber threats. Cyber Essentials certification has a number of benefits, such as demonstrating an organisation’s commitment…

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View The little book of network security available now

The little book of network security available now

Hitchin, UK – According to Government statistics, half of all UK businesses suffered a data breach or cyber attack in the past 12 months. It’s estimated that cyber crime cost UK businesses a staggering £34.1 billion during 2016. The reason cyber crime has reached such epidemic proportions is easily explained: profit. The average ransomware attack…

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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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