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More than half of IT professionals make unauthorised changes to systems

The results of a Netwrix study, ‘2014 Sate of IT Changes’, have been released today. The survey of 577 IT professionals has found that over 50% make changes to their companies’ IT systems without formal documentation or audit. Another key finding shows that only 60% of companies have implemented IT change management controls, which leaves… Read More


Securing the data – and our future

Peter Ransom, the CIO of international charity Oxfam, has taken on the role of security manager while a colleague was recruited. Understanding the threats without and the risks within, it has been an eye opening experience. “The thing is, our policy doesn’t quite cover this and as you are the acting Information Security Manager, we… Read More


Why good locks are key to physical site security

While many data centres use sophisticated biometric security and CCTV cameras to control access from the outside, they often use old-fashioned locks and keys to secure racks and cabinets on the inside. Grant Macdonald, managing director of Codelocks, looks at how digital cabinet locks bring a more high-tech solution to internal access control. Access to… Read More


Online security is a business issue not a technical says expert

Cloud can be secure but companies should compare internal and external IT security before opting for the cloud. This is the message from CapGemini’s information security expert, Lee Newcombe speaking at Cloud Expo Europe 2014. He said cloud computing can be more secure than companies’ internal IT, with the right safeguards in place.  “Does cloud… Read More


IT being pushed out of cloud buying decisions

Non-IT staff are increasingly making the cloud technology purchasing decisions according to a recent survey. Carried out by cloud storage specialist, Databarracks, the survey found nearly half of the respondents said the CEO, FD, CFO and other department heads are exerting an increasing amount of an influence in the procurement of cloud technology. Commenting on… Read More



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