Cisco and Splunk Demonstrate the Power of Integration

You already know that insights from data are the foundation for digital business. Much of this data comes directly from your data center, network and security infrastructures. But let’s face it, using custom-built or disparate tools to analyze each system is challenging at best. This is where Cisco and Splunk can help. Cisco and Splunk…

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Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops Scholarship: The Ins and Outs!

Cisco had developed a new certification in order to reduce the global cybersecurity skills gap that has been reported throughout various sources. This certification is called the CCNA Cyber Ops and it is along the lines of what a Security Analyst in a Security Operations Center (SOC) does. There are two exams associated with this…

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Councils falling short of preventive care obligations

Councils are failing to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce or delay the need for care as set out in the Care Act 2014. New research published by the Red Cross called ‘Prevention in Action 2017’ has found that although there are positive examples of change on a local level, this is not happening at…

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Why network security is like a beehive

For Telecom and IT service providers, an effective threat protection means thinking about security before, during and after an Attack. We can learn a lot about effective security by looking at the way bees defend their hive against bears.

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Designing policy – Policy Lab

Mapping service design and policy design I am often asked by designers for specific examples where design approaches have been used in the creation of policy. From a design perspective, the ‘concreteness’ of physical artefacts is much easier to describe, whereas both service design and policy design retain enigmatic qualities. We have often said that…

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Incident Response Fundamentals – Communication

While there are a number of ways to err during the course of responding to an incident, it never seems to fail that the number one misstep I have continued to see comes down to internal communications among those working on the incident and communications to stakeholders. To that point, it’s astonishing that something seemingly as…

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Cheshire East faces police probe over tampering of air quality data

Cheshire East Council is to be investigated by police following allegations that air quality data collected by the local authority had been deliberately altered.   Back in August, the organisation apologised after incorrect statistics about air quality in the area had been submitted to Defra and admitted that there had been…

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