Why Regularly Changing Your Password Puts You More at Risk of Attack

Posted on April 25, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

You may think that constantly changing your password would minimise the likelihood of hackers gaining access to your accounts and ensure your online safety. But some experts are claiming that regularly resetting your password could have the reverse effect.

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The Problem With Email Communication in China

Posted on October 13, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Email security is a big issue right now. Hillary Clinton may be the most famous (or infamous) story concerning the safety of email messaging, but across the world individuals and organisations are finding that email communication isn't as safe as it needs to be.

In China, data security is always somewhat of a hot potato. It's an open secret that Chinese Government officials spy on internet traffic and analyse emails (although they officially deny this), while terms such as 'Ferrari', 'democracy' and 'Tianenmen Square', among hundreds of others, are blocked from search results in the country's version of Google, Baidu.

And when it comes to email, the People's Republic has a number of issues with that too. I take a look at China's problems with email: Continue reading →

7 Security Problems When Sending Emails

Posted on October 12, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

 

You may think that sending an email is much more secure than writing a letter. After all, the receiver needs to sign in with their password to receive it. But, in fact, there are a number of security flaws when it comes to sending sensitive information this way.


Here are a few common threats to your secure mail and how Maytech’s experts would recommend you remedy this.

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Five Emerging Threats Enterprise Security Must Not Ignore

Posted on August 03, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Cybercrime is an ever-evolving industry that is scamming businesses big and small out of millions of pounds each year. So, it’s important to remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on all of the latest scams, plus how to best protect your organisation’s network.

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GCloud 8: What is it and How Can it Secure File Transfer for Governments?

Posted on July 04, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Finding well-respected, accredited technology providers for government services is now easier than ever thanks to GCloud 8, and Maytech is a Digital Marketplace organisation. Continue reading →

Government File Transfers and the Latest Consultations

Posted on June 22, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The end of the financial year marked the closing date for submissions to the Better Use of Data in Government consultation and the Cabinet Office is now analysing the feedback it received.

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Apple vs. The US Government: Unlocking the Answer to a Crime

Posted on April 22, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It was announced last week that the month long legal battle between technology giant Apple and the US government has come to a conclusion with the FBI gaining access to the iPhone in question by ‘other means’.

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Digital Marketplace Turns One

Posted on December 08, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Last year Digital Marketplace became the new home for G-Cloud – a secure framework for secure government file transfer – and now they’re celebrating their first birthday.

A year on and, along with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Digital Marketplace is still providing buyers and suppliers with a singular location to buy world-class digital services. This not only helps to ensure that the public sector are using the right tools, but it’s drastically reduced the time it takes to buy digital services.

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What Do Changes in EU Data Protection Regulation Mean For You?

Posted on September 21, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In the next 12 months, the draft General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to be passed through European Parliament – the most significant change of its kind in a generation.

What does it mean? How will it affect organisations across the world? What does your IT department need to know? We take a look:

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PCI Audit Failures: 6 Reasons Why it Happens to Businesses

Posted on July 26, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Criticism of the PCI-DSS happens, but there’s no doubt that being compliant with its regulations matters. Failing an audit could cost up to hundreds of thousands of pounds and significant reputational damage – and that’s without considering the disastrous consequences of a full-blown data breach.

Read more: Why do I Need to be PCI Compliant?

What are the biggest reasons organisations fall short of PCI compliance?

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