View Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

Are you ready to defend BlueKeep from attack?

The WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 cost the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) over £100 million and the cancellation of 19,000 appointments. The ransomware also caused chaos for the French motor industry and German railways. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said, “The WannaCry attack was relatively unsophisticated and could have been…

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View James Tizzard talks about the challenges and opportunities of 2019

James Tizzard talks about the challenges and opportunities of 2019

Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT and telecommunications to the UK’s commercial property sector. Last week, James Tizzard, Managing Director of Modern Networks sat down with Charlie Trumpess to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the company and its clients during 2019. James explained how property companies are increasingly turning to automation, introducing…

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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 Cyber Security Assessment

How good is your cyber security, really? Get a Cyber Security Assessment

  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…

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Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials certification for Modern Networks 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,…

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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 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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