Unleashed are 7 years old!

I'm sure some of our long-standing customers will know our heritage is quite a few years older, but if we're to look at the official Companies House record I should have bought a few cakes this week... It's our 7th birthday!!!  We are obviously too busy working on behalf of customers to celebrate! That's seven years of hard work, sacrifice, integrity, passion, flexibility, innovation and disruption! I certainly like to thank our customers for ensuring we're still here, thriving and working on new and exciting areas of IT and Digital Transformation each [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Unleashed|0 Comments

Cyber Kill Chain

What is the cyber kill chain? To explain what this is, we first have to look at the whole process of the cyber-attack. To stop a cyber-attack, you first have to understand the process that the purveyor of the attack goes through. And, more importantly, know what the end goal of the attack is. There are various types of cyber-attacks and each one has a different goal or objective. But by far the most dangerous are those initiated for and by, organised crime gangs. We class these as Advanced threats and [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Cyber Security, GDPR, Security, Unleashed|0 Comments

It won’t happen to me…

Do you have an “it won't happen to me” disaster recovery policy? If so, you may want to read this! Everybody thinks they are protected. That a disaster is not going to happen to them, correct? Well, what if a disaster that has nothing to do you happens, and stops you from doing business. I suppose that is what happened in Glasgow. Back in March 2018, there was a fire in Victoria’s nightclub. This closed a lot of businesses in and around Sauchiehall Street. One good example is the Pavillion [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Unleashed|0 Comments

Why did the British Airways Data Theft Happen?

British Airways, or as us self-respecting Northerners call it - "Heathrow Airways" has suffered a large data theft.  This has come in a string of IT Debacles that have occurred over the last 18 months. In July, there were IT issues causing some flights in and out of Heathrow to be cancelled.   The month before, they cancelled 2000 tickets because they'd undercharged.  More worryingly, in 2017 the airline had a serious data centre power fault causing all flights to be suspended. There's no question that our capital's flag carrier (see [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Cyber Security|0 Comments

Data Security Strategy

How many businesses have a data security strategy? My guess would be not many. Why? because not many people really understand how to protect their data against the three main data security risks: Security Risks: 1.       Outsider – Malicious threat where someone will try to attack your business, normally to steal data for monetary gain. 2.       Insider – The disgruntled employee stealing company information to either give or take to a competitor. 3.       Accidental – Internal IT user who does something unintentionally.  Of the three, the accidental threat is by [...]

Blaming IT Grinds My Gears

It's been a while since I've made a Peter Griffin-like post in the fashion of his "You know what really grinds my gears..." gag. However today, after watching Paul Pester (great name) on ITV News today, it's highlighted an example of what I see all too often in the world of company-IT. TSB boss insists he has faith in IT department after telling @ITVJoel: 'If you or I trust IT guys every time they tell us it's all going to work fine then we would be in a different business' [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Grinds my Gears|0 Comments