There’s probably never been a more challenging time to be in government, at any level. Doing more with less doesn’t really cover it. Not only have budgets been cut, but there are more and more core activities that government IT organisations have to support and which need to be accessed at ever more places at even more times.
Phoenix Datacom continues to grow as the leading independent specialist supplier in the UK and Ireland of products and services related to monitoring, testing and analysis of network performance and security.
The huge cost and damage from cyber attacks continues to make headlines, but there are things you can do to greatly reduce the risk using commercially available products. At Phoenix Datacom we have what you need to help you protect your organisation – and we’re good people to deal with, having over 25 years experience of supplying Government and MOD with IT products and services.
Today’s threats are faster, smarter, more prevalent and more elusive than ever before. In this article Dennis Wilkins, Director for Northern Europe for cyber security leader Sourcefire, talks about why cyber security is high on the Government agenda and what public sector bodies need to think about in order to make sure they have the right protection in place.
Medway Council is a unitary authority in Kent, providing all local government services for a quarter of a million people. Medway is made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
In order to address the growing concern of losing critical data, governments world-wide are implementing stringent rules and regulations with severe penalties in aim to prevent the loss or theft of data when a portable storage device is lost.
IP filtering security appliances (IDS, IPS, UTM, Firewalls) might be letting you down by allowing attacks to get through to your systems. If you don’t test them on a regular basis you are putting your company at risk. Don’t let the hackers find your vulnerabilities before you do.
Derek Giles of Bull Information Systems looks at how a new breed of storage appliances can overcome issues such as poor network connectivity or lack of local IT staff to ensure that data protection for remote offices and mobile users can be provided
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.