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Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

How To Protect Your Site from Cyber Crime

In the 1980s, computer viruses passed around on floppy disks were the main security risks. How things have changed! Now, we have bot nets, adaptive computer viruses, social engineering, and phishing to worry about. From hackers / script kiddies to DoSers (Denial of Service), we as hosting providers have to fight them all them all. But that’s just part of our job, however there are some important things people can do to protect themselves.

The Silent Cyber War

There has recently been a lot of news about cyber security, and it is a hot item in Whitehall, education and at the top levels in the IT industry. However, is this “new” cyber security concern warranted and do we need government and/or academia to get involved with a dedicated centre for tackling the issue? In short, I don’t think so, and this is why.

Securing Your Data In The Cloud: An insider’s perspective

As the increasing use of cloud computing and other technologies is changing the world of data management, keeping your data private and secure is an ongoing concern for everyone. Here’s what you should be doing to keep your data safe.

Supply Chain Disintegration: A better way to buy IT

Unfortunately IT suppliers are not immune from the global economy and can fail just like any other company. I believe the best way you can protect yourself is by disintegrating the IT services supply chain. I shall explain…

Copyright’s death throes?

To give the guys a break I had been doing the Christmas on-call. Keeping a weather-eye on our plethora of monitoring systems I noticed a spike in bandwidth usage from one of our customer’s servers. A few moments later the cause is obvious; some script kiddie has hacked in and started up a bit torrent site serving various illegal rips…