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Phishing for a Solution

Phishing emails have become a common threat, most of us see something daily that has all the hallmarks of a phishing email. Symantec have recently released an Internet Security report (https://resource.elq.symantec.com/LP=5840?cid=70138000000rm1eAAA ) that told us that “Spear-phishing emails emerged as by far the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71 percent of groups.”. Spear [...]

2018-06-26T07:18:40+00:00June 26th, 2018|Cyber Security, News|

Why We Should All Invest In Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is a phrase that is used a lot in the current climate, especially with regards to web applications. There have been occasions where I have come across people who still do not see the value in cyber security services, particularly regarding a full penetration test. Vulnerability scanners - software either run locally or [...]

2018-04-13T15:56:56+00:00April 13th, 2018|Cyber Security, News, Uncategorized|

We’ve been recertified again – and why we’re proud of it

Blue Sky Hosting have renewed our certification for ISO9001, ISO27001, Cyber Essentials and Investors in People.  It might seem like a collection of acronyms.  It may also seem like a lot of work.  At Blue Sky we see these as critical components of the value we deliver for our clients.  We have an eye for [...]

2018-03-14T20:39:29+00:00March 14th, 2018|News|

How To Avoid Trouble At the Front Taking Down Your HQ

As a director of both www.bluesky.co.uk and https://psyphr.com I interact with businesses of all shapes and sizes and business people at every level - from developers to CEO’s, finance directors to marketers.  This has led me to develop some thoughts about business in general, how businesses feel about technology and how it helps (and sometimes [...]

2018-03-16T08:01:54+00:00March 12th, 2018|Consultancy, News|

Backup Backup Backup

This is a short list of natural disasters that damaged businesses in 2017: Hurricane Maria – This Hurricane devastated the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, virtually wiping out many businesses. It caused billions of dollars in infrastructure damage that will take years to repair. Earthquake in Mexico City – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shattered Mexico [...]

2018-03-13T16:10:53+00:00March 12th, 2018|News|

Domino Jam 2025

On January 12th, selected customers and business partner were invited by IBM to contribute ideas and suggestions for the roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino. The #domino2025 jam session, held at IBM'S South Bank offices,  was the latest in a series of global events both live and virtual. As vastly experienced IBM (and Lotus) business partners [...]

2018-03-13T16:12:31+00:00January 18th, 2018|IBM, News|

Meltdown & Spectre

As an IT Professional for 20+ years, always with a keen interest in security the ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ vulnerabilities aren’t exactly a surprise; it’s business as usual albeit with a wide reaching impact. Unless you’ve gone off-grid, shunning all computing equipment, you need to make sure you're patched. What has surprised me is how very [...]

2018-03-13T16:13:17+00:00January 5th, 2018|Cyber Security, News|