Work from home – securely

The new “Normal” –  Working from Home… The new Criminal “Normal” – Easy passwords, no meaningful security, easy Phishing… With Sensitive Data on Company Laptops, its easy pickings for criminals to take advantage of the lax, or non-existent home security staff are using to access company data and cash. You always lock your house because […]

READ MORE

Is the House of Commons modern and efficient?

MPs, like many business, might be turning their backs on what’s possible… ​MPs’ attempts to follow the government’s own advice to work from home has, by all accounts, been a success. It’s an example of the fascinating dynamics at play with MPs using Zoom to remote-into parliamentary debates while using a web platform to hold […]

READ MORE

First 118 Openreach exchanges to withdraw copper services

Openreach starts the migration from analogue to a digital phone network, withdrawing the copper-based network from June 2021 and will complete the switchover from Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to IP by December 2025. Whereas PSTN requires a complex network of physical lines, IP services only need the Internet to function, meaning communications providers can simply deliver a […]

READ MORE

How to work from home like a boss!

Ignore the flood of homeworking advice and find your own way The coronavirus has sent us all home to work and that’s sparked an outbreak of advice. Twitter is flooded with advice such as “get dressed” and “go for a walk”, while newspapers and tech sites alike share tips like “maintain normal hours” and “use collaboration tools”. Forget […]

READ MORE

MoD stockpiles 550 Zoom accounts despite security concerns

MOD also invests in 10,000 Microsoft 365 accounts and 20,000 units of hardware The MoD has purchased 550 Zoom video conferencing licenses despite ongoing security concerns raised by security agencies in both the UK and the US. The MoD licences represent 75% of the video conferencing purchased by six major government departments, including 150 for the Cabinet Office, […]

READ MORE

The Next Big Thing! SOGEA

SOGEA – Single Order Generic Ethernet Access, the newest product to enter the market from Openreach. SOGEA makes it possible to provide Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) eliminating the need to have a phone line. SOGEA will be the next big thing in the telecommunication industry, and Pink Connect are here to advance your technology […]

READ MORE

EasyJet hack loses 9M customer details

Data breach also saw attackers access the credit card details of 2,208 users EasyJet admitted today that “highly sophisticated” hackers had breached its systems, accessing email addresses and travel details and up to 2,208 also had their credit card details exposed. EasyJet says it has seen “no evidence” that the stolen data has been misused, but […]

READ MORE

UK government wants remote working to continue after lockdown

Businesses will be required to cut hot-desking and keep canteens closed when staff return… Office workers will be urged to continue working from home as part of the UK government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions, according to reports. The proposal is among a list of guidelines drawn up by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) […]

READ MORE