How Protos has simplified safeguarding in education
Do you know who is looking at what? All content filtering solutions are designed to ensure that users cannot access harmful sites. In an education setting, from primary through to university, is this enough? As with security, visibility is the key to any content filtering solution. Education providers need to have the ability to know…
Is it time to Switch to Simplicity?
The Cisco Catalyst 2960, one of Cisco’s best-selling product families, has now passed its end-of-support date, meaning they are no longer sold or maintained – but, most importantly, this means they will no longer be updated either.It’s something IT teams will need to look at with a high degree of urgency, and it’s important to…
Today we were phished… we didn’t take the bait!
Today, attackers launched a phishing attack against Protos Networks. As we’d expect, our security controls blocked this. However, I thought I’d document how we detected this attack using the systems we have in place, and learned more about how the attack was launched. Quarantining the phishing email At Protos, we use a secure email gateway…
Meltdown and Spectre – What You Need to Know
As you may have seen in the media, two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in processor chips which effects billions of devices all over the globe. The vulnerabilities impact Linux, Windows and Apple devices as well as cloud computing systems – impacting organisations such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Researchers have named the…
7 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for the New Data Protection Bill
It’s hard to miss the amount of information – both good and bad – floating around on social media and in the press about the forthcoming evolution in data protection. The 2018 Data Protection Bill aims to bring the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into Law – the Regulation must be implemented by EU…
Protos Networks and IASME to help charities benefit from Cyber-Security campaign
In May this year, the WannaCry ransomware dominated global headlines bringing the reality of cyber-crime to the attention of Boardrooms on an unprecedented scale. With extensive data, including the Crime Survey for England and Wales, showing an upward trend in cyber-crime, it is highly unlikely that WannaCry will be the last cyber-crime headlines we’ll see….
Protos Networks Awarded Cyber Essentials and GDPR Readiness Assessor Status
Protos Networks have been awarded official Certification Body status for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR readiness by the IASME Consortium – one of only five bodies in the UK granted as an accreditation body by HM Government. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats….
Guest WiFi Works for Chester’s tiki bar, The Sandy Box
Protos Networks recently worked with Charles Talbot, the owner of Chester’s very first tiki bar The Sandy Box, to install a Guest WiFi solution for his guests. As a new business, The Sandy Box faced the challenge of identifying customer trends – particularly repeat visits and loyalty – and gathering customer data for marketing purposes….
Meet WannaCry – the new Ransomware Variant in Town!
It’s been impossible to miss what occurred over the weekend, it was top story on news channels globally, it shut down parts of the NHS and affected major corporations such as Telefonica and FedEx – a global cyber attack on a scale not seen before. The culprit was a new piece of malware called ‘WannaCry’…