Category: security

Creating Presentation Materials for Safety Talks

There is no doubt that the best way to engage with young people about online safety is to simply go and talk to them. However depending on the age range the approach needs to be very different. Although obviously you can discuss with children the issues about internet safety at any age, in reality faced […]

Fast Switching and Caching Technology

There are many different types of switching technologies that you may come across in educational and corporate networks.  Some are becoming outdated, for example process switching is still extremely common in older hardware but involves a high level of overhead and latency.   Newer routers have upgraded technology which has enabled their throughput substantially. The […]

Baselining your Network

Network problems particularly those related to speed and performance can be extremely difficult to diagnose.  Unfortunately they can also cause the most impact as anyone who has ever worked in a besieged IT department will have experienced if their network is running slow.   One of the main issues that a high network latency rarely […]

Acceptable Use Policies at Work

Many years ago, it would seem ridiculous that people would be allowed access to the internet.   I worked in a Police headquarters and no hardware was allowed direct access to the internet, even sending an email was a complicated process routed through a special X-400 gateway to a Police email system. Nowadays access to […]

Securing your Office Network

Most larger companies invest in an IT department,  it’s usually a business necessity and many wouldn’t survive without that support.   However for smaller companies it’s sometimes difficult to justify dedicated staff to deal with a small network and it usually gets allocated to someone with some IT knowledge.   This can be a difficult […]

Dealing with Malware

Malware is not always obvious, if you’re computer is infected you may not notice for months. To begin with, your computer will probably become exceedingly slow. Safeguarding your computer is vital, particularly if you store private information or work related projects on it, you cannot ever be too careful in regards to malware. So should […]

Understanding Computer Firewalls

If you typically have your computer off and disconnected on the internet then, nonetheless, your firewall won’t ever update. The best method to shield your private computer is by installing the online security firewall. Most computers include a firewall program. Another computer might not have the exact same issue. In the present scenario, your computer […]