Costly connections

— Before many businesses have even got to grips with mobile, the more proactive companies are preparing for the connected age. So what will be the impact of the Internet of Things on the enterprise network? Full Story

IoT security: job for PAM

— William Culbert, Director of Solutions Engineering, EMEA at the access software company Bomgar explains why an access management strategy is the lynchpin to IoT enterprise security. Full Story

Bomgar used for Manchester NHS IT support

— The NHS Greater Manchester Shared Services has picked Bomgar to handle IT support services for its wide range of trusts and CCGs across the Greater Manchester region. Full Story

NAO slams Cabinet Office for lack of leadership in information security

— A fresh report from the National Audit Office says the Cabinet Office has failed to get to grips with information security across government departments. Full Story

NAO report slates the Cabinet Office’s cyber security efforts

— Poor communications, no consistent central governance and little assessment of performance, watchdog finds. The UK government's approach to IT security has been roundly criticised by spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO). In a report entitled Protecting Information Across Government the NAO paints a picture of a fragmentary approach to IT security across government bodies. Full Story

10 Steps to Implementing Chat Support

— Chat support software can be a powerful tool for offering efficient help from a company website or facilitating staff communication. Studies confirm that chat is both a cost effective and user-friendly tech support channel, but too many organizations add chat without proper planning or have yet to implement it at all. Incorporating a chat capability into tech support can be a daunting task, but continuing to rely on email and phone as primary support channels is not a comprehensive solution Full Story

Ransomware on the rise

— Public infrastructure bodies have never been more vulnerable to cyber threats. Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne discovered that 23 out of the 58 UK universities questioned had been held to ransomware. Bournemouth University, which has its own cyber security centre, was hit 21 times this last year. Full Story

5 Easy Things Channel Partners Can Do to Protect Customers Against SMB Security Threats

— Most large enterprises are painfully aware of their security vulnerabilities and are proactively working to mitigate risks. But recent research has proven that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t fully recognize how high the likelihood is that they’ll suffer an attack or the business implications surrounding such vulnerabilities. Moreover, they’re not fully aware of all of the facets of a well-rounded cyber defense. These days, it’s about way more than firewalls and antivirus software. Full Story

Are unsecure medical devices opening the backdoor for hackers?

— The increased adoption of connected devices into medical services and processes, is streamlining and improving the manner in which medicine can be tracked, developed, sourced and distributed. On call/off site medical staff are also able to access information and source medicine on site, improving service levels and productivity. However the exponential advantages of integrating connected devices into this industry can potentially open up points of vulnerability which should increase security fears for decision makers. Full Story

Elizabeth Hulsey | Public Relations Specialist Bomgar Corporation