What is DHCP?

What is DHCP?

Can you imagine manually setting the TCP/IP settings for all devices within a network? Including an IP, default gateway, subnet mask and DNS etc. Even if you have 2-3 devices or 1000 devices, there will always be significant costs and labour time associated for a Network Administrator, especially for larger sized enterprise networks. Looking to cut down on costs for your IT Team? Here is the solution- DHCP; this stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

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Business Management System – to give your company the edge it needs.

Business Management System – to give your company the edge it needs.

There are many recognised advantages of managing your business by utilising modern technology, which is why most modern companies take advantage of computing to some degree. Your company may utilise technology such as email and chat applications, filing document digitally and having meeting via video conferencing, but this doesn’t mean you are fully utilising new technology to manage your business efficiently and effectively.

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Atmos IT Security Threat

Atmos IT Security Threat

Atmos is a continuation of a previous threat which was called Citadel.  It is the evolution of a credential stealer which now boasts comprehensive functionality used by criminals. Atmos can be used as hacktool or RAT for infiltration. The main concern is the success of previous version, which the FBI stated that they uncovered a botnet of over 11 million computers worldwide.

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Operating System Security in 2016

Operating System Security in 2016

Does your operating system introduce risk to your business: Operating System Security in 2016

Acceptable risk comes up in conversation when talking about Operating systems security as although it is a basic requirement, it is something which introduces potential security challenges as well. So unless your IT staff understand each section of code in an operating system’s complex software then it is unlikely you can guarantee that there is no security concerns associated with it.

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New OS Microsoft Unix

New OS Microsoft Unix

Microsoft have decided to release their own distribution of Unix, and make it available to clients of their Azure platform. For those who aren’t aware Azure is essentially a cloud computing platform created by Microsoft. This platform represents a global network of Microsoft managed datacentre servers which allow clients access to manage applications and services remotely.

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IT industry changing approach to passwords

IT industry changing approach to passwords

IT industry changing approach to passwords: UK government advise you to not change your passwords regularly

The UK governments produced guidance in 2015 explaining their recommendation that passwords should not be changed regularly. Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), a group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) released this guidance to the general public. This for a lot of IT professionals may seem to go against IT best practices, however it does highlight some fundamental rethinking which may be required within the IT industry on what is considered by most as a basic rule of thumb. Read More »

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