Virgin Media Unfairly Criticised Over “eyesore” Street Work

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Residents in part of the large South Lanarkshire (Scotland) village of Drumsagard have complained, perhaps unfairly, after contractors working to extend UK ISP Virgin Media’s fibre broadband network – Keir Group – reportedly left the pavements looking like an “eyesore,” except it looks mostly fair to us. According to the Daily Record, which carries a…

Company Detected Years-Long Breach Only After Hacker Maxed Out Servers’ Storage

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What could be even worse than getting hacked? It’s the “failure to detect intrusions” that always results in huge losses to the organizations. Utah-based technology company InfoTrax Systems is the latest example of such a security blunder, as the company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016. What’s ironic is…

ISP Sky Broadband UK Reintroduce Support for Third-Party DNS

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Good news for customers of Sky Broadband, specifically those who previously liked to use their own third-party Domain Name System (DNS) settings before the UK ISP broke that ability when they introduced early support for the Sky Buddy App in April 2019 (here). You’ll soon be able to use third-party DNS servers again! Firstly, let’s…

4 Best Free Online Security Tools for SMEs in 2020

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Cyberattacks on small and midsized companies in 2019 cost $200,000 per company on average, mercilessly putting many of them out of business, says CNBC in its analysis of a recent Accenture report. In light of the global cybersecurity skills shortage, the number is set to soar in 2020. Solely in the UK, over 50,000 British…

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

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The promise of SD-Branch is that by collapsing network functionality in branch offices to a unified platform, enterprises can reap benefits in speed of deployment, ease of operation and cost. Since Wi-Fi is a critical piece of local area communications for many branch sites, improved integration, security and management of Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly important…

PCWorld’s November Digital Magazine: Microsoft’s big Surface event

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Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop…

Data Lifecycle Manager now supports adding tags to the lifecycle policy

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You can now add tags to a lifecycle policy in Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM). Tags allow you to categorize your policies in different ways, such as by department, purpose or owner. You can also enable resource level permissions based on tags to set access control on ability to modify or delete a tagged policy. Source::…

Amazon ElastiCache now supports T3-Standard cache nodes

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You can now launch the next generation general-purpose burstable T3-Standard cache nodes in Amazon ElastiCache. Amazon EC2’s T3-Standard instances provide a baseline level of CPU performance with the ability to burst CPU usage at any time till the accrued credits are exhausted. They offer generational advances in CPU performance that enable a higher overall baseline…

Introducing AWS Data Exchange

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AWS Data Exchange is a new service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. Qualified data providers include Reuters, Foursquare, TransUnion, Change Healthcare, Virtusa, Pitney Bowes, TP ICAP, Vortexa, IMDb, Epsilon, Enigma, TruFactor, ADP, Dun & Bradstreet, Compagnie Financière Tradition, Verisk,…