News & Blog » January 2015

London Underground Internet of Things – The Truth about Sensors

January 29, 2015 by Alex Tough

“We wanted to help rail organisations like London underground modernise the systems that monitor its critical assets, everything form escalators and lifts  to CCTV and communications networks.” The London Underground is one of the world’s oldest public transportation systems. Until recently, it was also an organizational mess. Duties for repairs and maintenance were spread among

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404 – Plane Not Found!

January 28, 2015 by Alex Tough

On Monday morning, the main page of its website was replaced by the words “404 – Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad”. Initially the words “ISIS will prevail” appeared in the browser tab for the page, but that has since disappeared. It is not clear why Malaysia Airlines has become the target of

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Incredible $5m achievement for Purple WiFi

January 26, 2015 by Alex Tough

UK-based Purple WiFi, has closed $5 million in funding!! Purple WiFi, the UK-based WiFi social login and location analytical platform recently announced new funding to accelerate its rapid international expansion. Purple WiFi allows users to gain free access to a public WiFi network through their existing social media accounts or a short form. The user

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Will IT Security be tougher in 2015?

January 22, 2015 by Alex Tough

“The IT industry seriously needs to up its security to stay ahead of the game!” As we predicted around this time last year, 2014 has seen more high-profile targeted attacks with motivations of stealing information, making a statement and permanently destroying sensitive/valuable data. Analysts, Hold Security, startlingly announced in February that it had managed to

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Multi-factor Authentication for your Business

January 21, 2015 by Alex Tough

Want to lower the odds of someone getting in to your network to as low as one in 100,000,000,000,000? (That’s 100 trillion!) Then add a third layer of protection! New threats, risks, and vulnerabilities as well as evolving business requirements underscore to the need for a strong authentication approach based on simple service delivery, choice,

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New IT grant for Newcastle based Business gets the thumbs up!

January 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

The UK government are offering to grant companies across Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside funding of up to £3000 in aid to boost their broadband and computing capabilities. Biosignatures received funding from Go Digital Newcastle for new computers to speed up their research work which will help them to develop blood tests to save cancer

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Sony Hack and Your IT Security Testing

January 14, 2015 by Alex Tough

Sony’s secure system was hacked late last year by an unknown source, the employees hacked screen involved a digital image of a skull with a message threatening to expose “secrets” from data acquired in a refined hack. Speculation throughout media suggested the hack was conducted due to the newly produced Sony Pictures movie “The Interview”, starring

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