IDE Group for GDPR Compliance

If you’re still not clear what GDPR means for your organisation and the steps you need to take before it comes into force on May 25th next year, the following summary of the GDPR compliance event we recently hosted may help guide you towards taking those first steps. Last week, in association with GDPR [...]

By | 2017-12-11T17:15:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

IDE Group change freeze

The IDE Group change freeze will take place in two stages to minimise the impact to our customers during the Christmas period. From 00:00 15 December to 00:00 9 January extra governance will be applied to the change process. This means that during this window even standard (pre-authorised) changes will require additional scrutiny before being carried [...]

By | 2017-12-05T16:48:43+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News|

CORETX has rebranded to IDE Group

I need to tell you about a change in our company name and the consequent effects on how customers, partners and suppliers interact with us. We launched as CORETX in early 2016, as that was the name of our data network, which many of our original products and services were delivered across. Since then, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T16:44:49+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|

Five reasons colocation is continuing to grow

Given the rapid growth of public cloud services since they emerged a little over 10 years ago, is colocation still a relevant business solution? Continued rapid growth in our colocation services, especially in our South London data centre in central Croydon, with its proximity to the City of London, indicates the answer is a [...]

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:34+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog, Cloud and Hosting|

Only a combination of security technology and dedicated resource can prevent breaches

A big talking point in security this week has been the National Audit Office (NAO) analysis of the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS in May. The NAO’s report indicate a general failure to act on critical alerts, as well as not enough attention being paid to basic security routines, such as patching software [...]

By | 2017-11-28T11:56:08+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

UK mid-sized companies invest in security technologies but not the resource required to use them

Just 4% of IT departments have staff dedicated to analysing IT security logs and only 6% have staff dedicated to acting on security reports Less than 20% have enough resource to scan all IT logs that might contain security information Only 13% can always report detected threats to someone capable of dealing with them [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:03:19+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

A Spotlight on the IDE Group Apprenticeship Programme

By Ashley Smith, Digital Marketing Apprentice Three months ago, I was at a cross-road in my life. Having just completed a Sport Science degree at university, I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue a career in that sector and needed to evaluate my options.  A career in IT had never been part of my [...]

By | 2017-11-28T17:32:11+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Blog|

KRACK wireless network vulnerability

IDE Group is aware of a potential weakness in the security of Wi-Fi networks that was revealed in research published yesterday. Authors of the research claimed that a so-called KRACK attack could target vulnerabilities identified by them in the WPA2 security protocol. If successful, attackers would gain access to data passing between connected devices [...]

By | 2017-11-28T16:06:43+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

Inspiring the next generation of female IT trail blazers

A couple of months ago I was asked to speak to several groups of students at a local girls’ secondary school about my experience and career in the IT sector. I was tasked to open their minds to the world of IT and the broader opportunities on offer. But most importantly, I needed to encourage [...]

By | 2017-11-28T16:09:14+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Blog|