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A Guide To The Shellshock Flaw

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

It seems like only yesterday that the world was in a panic over the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. Media outlets were awash with stories about how Facebook, Google and other prominent companies had been compromised by this bug. And users were urged to change their passwords and become more vigilant online.

So to hear some analysts say that the Shellshock ‘Bash Bug’ could be worse than the Heartbleed bug might be disconcerting. This blog post will cover the basics so that you are informed about this recent bug.

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The Criminal-Liberty Paradox Of Sharing Encrypted Data

Posted on November 27, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“Tell me why are we so blind to see, that the ones we hurt are you and me.”

That’s the refrain from American rapper Coolio’s 1995 hit song Gangsta’s Paradise. It’s also a line that sums up the sentiment of FBI Director James Comey’s controversial comments about data encryption.

The FBI Director made a speech in which he stated a desire for Congress to change a 20-year old law to give law enforcement officials access to the encrypted data of suspected criminals. This law is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), and it requires telecommunications carriers and equipment manufacturers to ensure that they have built-in surveillance capabilities. CALEA enables law enforcement officials to obtain court warrants to monitor telephone and internet traffic...but it does not cover the activities of new Internet companies.

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Forget Band Aid – Can Big Data Help Beat Ebola?

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

This winter, the likes of Bono, Chris Martin, Rita Ora and One Direction joined Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to re-record the Christmas staple Do They Know it’s Christmas? to fight the ebola epidemic for Band Aid 30.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? is already the fastest-selling of the year, the bookies’ favourite to be Christmas No. 1 and will raise several millions for ebola charities.

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Ensuring PCI Compliance In The Cloud

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

It’s official: the business world has moved to the cloud.

This is not only because of the shift of consumer attention, engagement and spending to online platforms. But with the technological advancements, proliferation of high-speed internet, reduction in costs of computer processing power and data storage...cloud adoption is literally growing at a rate of knots.

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The Balancing Act of Usability and Security for IT Departments

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Before smartphones, IT departments enjoyed significantly more control over the way that business data was shared. Managers could dictate the systems that employees use, checking that they were watertight and didn’t compromise the company’s safety.

That was then and this is now. Thanks initially to Blackberry, and then to Samsung and Apple, smartphone usage in the white collar working environment is near enough ubiquitous. This is, of course, not universally a bad thing – the growth of consumer technology has enabled employees to become faster and more productive in many ways.

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Big Data and the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

A little about the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is regarded as one of the world’s toughest and most entertaining offshore sailing events. Taking place over 8 months, starting in Alicante last month and finishing in Gothenburg in late July, the race sees participants compete against each other across the world in some of the most dangerous seas – and all in temperatures that range between -5 to +35 degrees Celsius.

Yachting crews consist of just 9 people and there’s no fresh food taken on board – while each participant is only allowed one change of clothes. This is not a race for the faint hearted.

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Virtual Duality - How Open Data Is Changing Our Lives

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

What is open data?

Open data is data made available to the public by organisations, governments and individuals that is freely available for use without any restrictive copyrights or patents. It has the ability to be used in such a way that it often combines the real world with the virtual, which can have benefits for both businesses and consumers alike. As technology continues to develop, these benefits will only continue to grow. Continue reading →

Maytech Customers Are Happier Than Ever!

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

Here at Maytech, we’re proud to help our customers enjoy fast, flexible file sharing when it’s needed the most.

But we’re also place great importance on providing the very best customer service, with knowledgeable staff on hand 24-7 to lend a helping hand.

That’s why we’re so happy with the results from our 2014 Customer Voice Survey, which polled how Maytech users felt about our product, our service and our brand.

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Wearable Tech - How Much Are You Giving Away?

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

Wearable tech has seen a considerable rise in popularity over recent months and this has led to an increase in the number of products coming to market.

However, in amongst all this hype, there have also been some concerns over how safe our personal information is when we are using these products.

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How Big Data is Being Used in Medical Research to Save Lives

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Big data isn’t just being used by marketers, IT professionals and media organisations. It’s also being used in healthcare to save lives.

Scientists and medical researchers are becoming increasingly adept at utilising the vast swathes of data stored from research over the last few decades.

And big data’s effect on medical science is only going to grow. Atul Butte, Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, told his employer that the proliferation of big data in healthcare could be as important to his industry as the invention of the microscope or the discovery of DNA. Continue reading →

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