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Stronger Novosco

Stronger Novosco

 

This month saw a new chapter in the Novosco story. 

In June last year we acquired NetDef, the Manchester based IT security solutions and managed services experts. We have spent the last year getting to know each other, working together and building our relationship. In reality this was an easy transition to make. The cultural fit between the two teams meant that we have found it easy to work together for the common good of our customers.

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Ransomware - 3 steps to protection

Ransomware - 3 steps to protection

Malware used to be about hackers being disruptive and causing an inconvenience - random or politically motivated groups making a point.  Not so any more.  Now it’s a serious, almost professional activity directed at doing real harm and making real money.  

Cisco’s Annual Security Report 2016 documented the statistics of the Angler exploit kit targeting up to 90,000 victims per day and reaping a staggering $34m annual revenue for the hackers.

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Sourcing the skills you need, when you need them

Sourcing the skills you need, when you need them

Recent years have seen increased pressure on IT to be flexible and agile, requiring investment in different technologies and processes to deliver IT services in new ways.  All too often, human resources have become the limiting factor, with recruitment cycles potentially lasting several months; innovation is curbed and productivity limited by the lack of the right technology skills.

There are lots of reasons why an IT department may not have the resources on hand, such as;

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What if prevention isn't enough?

What if prevention isn't enough?

Our security mantra is “Prevent, detect, respond”, but if we’re honest, the main focus should really be on preventing cyber attacks first and foremost. 

The first important point is that detection has now become a form of prevention and a significant rethink is required to really stay on top of security.  The current onslaught of ransomware and malware has proven that signature-based antivirus and next generation firewalls do not offer as much protection as might be hoped.

Why is this?

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New Year - New Cloud Migration: The Things You Need To Know

New Year - New Cloud Migration: The Things You Need To Know

Cloud Migration: 5 points to remember

It’s that time of year when you are starting to formulate plans and think about how you’re going to grow and develop your business in the coming year and beyond.

Migrating your IT solutions and applications to the cloud may help you achieve your business goals. But with such a range of cloud options and a wide variety of managed service providers, it’s important that you take time and consider your options before leaping forward.

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