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High Wycombe, UK, 27 June 2017 International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has joined forces with leading POS software provider Nobly POS to provide an mPOS solution that is ideal for coffee shops and mobile food and drink businesses.

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Harwell, Oxfordshire, 25th May, 2017. Rezatec has been selected as winner of the ‘Most Innovative Technologyrsquo; at Isle Utilitiesrsquo; Big Water Pitch at Utility Week Live, NEC, Birmingham, UK. Rezatec specialises in advanced geospatial satellite data analysis and derived water industry intelligence products.COO of Rezatec, Philip Briscoe, says; “Our satellite-derived data products provide valuable business insights for water utilities to help decrease costs and enable proactive asset management and catchment management. Our products are being... Source: RealWire
ITAM innovator announces SaaS optimization and cloud lifecycle management in Spring 17 release of its solution, VizorMay 24th 2017, Atlanta (USA), Montreal (Canada), and Birmingham (UK) – Vector Networks today announced SaaS optimization and cloud lifecycle management capabilities in its Spring 17 release of ITAM solution, Vizor (www.vizor.cloud).The new release of Vizor complements existing software license management and asset lifecycle functionality with new features and processes for managing software subscriptions and the approval and provision... Source: RealWire
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its extensive portfolio of technology and solutions for the rail industry at Railtex 2017, taking place in Birmingham, UK, 9-11 May.

The HUBER+SUHNER booth will focus on its solutions for Connected Mobility – merging both communications and rail through instrumental components, thus enabling broadband network connections on the train, train-to-ground and on the trackside.

As such, it will be showcasing a wide range of products allowing passengers, rail... Source: RealWire
Following significant regional expansion, Anexsys continues to offer Best in Service Relativity experience London – 7th March 2017 - Anexsys, a leading independent legal technology and consultancy organisation, announced that they have again achieved kCura’s Relativity ‘Best in Service’ designation, which recognises Relativity Authorised Partners who provide an exceptional Relativity experience for end users.Anexsys, with sites in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, is a leading legal technology and consultancy business supporting law firms, government... Source: RealWire
New public and in-house training courses announcedMaetrics, a leading global management consulting firm providing life sciences companies with deep quality, compliance, and regulatory solutions has launched its new series of public and in-house trainin...
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Fast Track data centre service delivers new data centre in just eight weeks

London UK, 12 January 2017 – Secure I.T.

Environments Ltd
, one of the UK’s leading designers and builders of modular data centres, has today announced the completion of a new internal data centre for The Energy Systems Catapult, at its new head office in Birmingham, UK.

The new data centre, which is housed on the seventh floor of a central Birmingham office, was built on-time in just eight weeks. Key construction challenges included ensuring power supply cabling was adequate and could reach distribution boards, the close control air conditioning system condensers required extended pipework to enable the units to be housed on the roof.

The data centre has been built with raised flooring, cold aisle containment air conditioning, with great attention placed on ensuring space was utilised as efficiently as possible given restrictions of the physical building.
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Environments was responsible for the design and delivery of the data centre which included power supply infrastructure, environmental controls, server racks, and UPS.

The Energy Systems Catapult’s vision is for a clean, intelligent energy system that works for people, communities and businesses.

They aim to take a whole systems approach to the challenge of transforming the UK’s energy sector, both affordably and securely, and is also helping the UK capture commercial opportunities and create new businesses across the energy sector.

With an emphasis on energy systems and efficiency central to the mission of the Energy Systems Catapult, delivering a data centre that reflected these qualities was essential.
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Environments has used its skills in this area to ensure the data centre delivers a PUE of 1.17.

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T.

Environments said, “Delivering a data centre quickly requires a great deal of skill, so as not to compromise success. We have built up a wealth of skills and a proprietary methodology in this area, which means we can deliver challenging projects at speed without compromising on attention to detail, energy efficiency, security or design quality.

This proven track record is one of the reasons that we were selected through the tender process to deliver this project for the Energy Systems Catapult.”

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Environments Ltd

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Environments Ltd
is a UK company specialising in the design and build of energy efficient internal/external secure modular data centres and infrastructure.
Secure IT Environments Ltd has established an enviable relationship with its clients based on trust, mutual respect, working as a team with the client and proven performance.

The company offers a “Total Solutions Package” to the private, healthcare, education and government sectors, as well as co-hosting companies in the UK and offshore, by way of design, implementation and installation management services for projects from small stand-alone computer rooms to large public sector contracts and co-hosting locations.

All rooms are designed to meet the latest BS476/EN1047 standards, now regarded as the benchmark standard for new data centres being installed throughout the UK and Europe.

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Environments’ primary aim is to ensure that clients’ critical hardware is protected against all external threats in a Green Data centre.

To this end the company has established long-standing partnerships with its manufacturers, who are at the forefront of R&D, to ensure the highest level of physical protection and energy efficiency is maintained.

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Press Release London, 30 December 2016 - Scammers are increasing the number of calls where they claim ‘our records show you’ve been in a car accident’, according to call-blocking and caller ID Company, Hiya (www.hiya.com).

These types of calls were the most reported scams of 2016, says Hiya, closely followed by PPI calls, and calls claiming you’ve won a prize. The car accident scam peaked in October - the worst month of the year for mobile phone scams overall – with growth of 84% in the period January to November. PPI scam claims peaked in November and saw an 81% growth over the year.

The UK leads Europe in that it has the highest percentage of nuisance calls, at a significant 13% of all calls placed. “Defrauding people is big business, which is why the number of scam calls continues to grow and more elaborate schemes appear,” says Alex Algard, CEO of Hiya. “Scammers are getting more sophisticated.

They mask the calls by using common area codes so people answer them. Our advice is to be careful and trust your instinct.
If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” The year in review: Newcomer scam of the year: ‘Lucky Winner’ Worst month for phone scams: October Scam that declined over the year: Betting, down 240% from Jan-Nov, peaked in March Worst area code offenders: (020) London (0161) Manchester (0141) Glasgow (0113) Leeds (0121) Birmingham (01922) Walsall (01268) Basildon (0151) Liverpool (0115) Nottingham (01792) Swansea Top Scams in the UK: Car accident claims, 84% growth over the year, peaked in October PPI scam calls, 81% growth over the year, peaked in November Lucky winner, 64% growth over the year, peaked in October Loan scams, 85% growth over the year, peaked in August All inclusive holiday compensation, 91% growth over the year, peaked in October About HiyaHiya provides enhanced caller ID products and services designed to make the phone experience better. With a database of more over 1.5 billion unique numbers globally, Hiya leverages its expansive algorithms to identify unknown calls and texts and to monitor phone-based threats for consumers and businesses. Hiya screens more than 665 million incoming calls per month, and has detected more than one billion robo, telemarketing and scam calls and texts to date. Hiya is available as a consumer app on Google Android and iPhone and is integrated into the phone experience for T-Mobile and Samsung Galaxy S7 users worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.hiya.com. For more information on the survey, contact:Kate Hartley / Malini MajithiaCarrot Communications0203 770 5836 / kate.hartley@carrotcomms.co.uk
Brit/Belgian research team decipher signals and devise wounding wireless attacks A global research team has hacked 10 different types of implantable medical devices and pacemakers finding exploits that could allow wireless remote attackers to kill victims. Eduard Marin and Dave Singelée, researchers with KU Leuven University, Belgium, began examining the pacemakers under black box testing conditions in which they had no prior knowledge or special access to the devices, and used commercial off-the-shelf equipment to break the proprietary communications protocols. From the position of blind attackers the pair managed to hack pacemakers from up to five metres away gaining the ability to deliver fatal shocks and turn of life-saving treatment. The wireless attacks could also breach patient privacy, reading device information disclosing location history, treatments, and current state of health. Singelée told The Register the pair has probed implantable medical device and pacemakers, along with insulin pumps and neurostimulators in a bid to improve security understanding and develop lightweight countermeasures. "So we wanted to see if these wireless attacks would be possible on these newer types of pacemakers, as this would show that there are still security problems almost 10 years after the initial security flaws have been discovered, and because the impact of breaking the long-range wireless communication channel would be much larger as adversaries can be further away from their victim," Singelée says. "We deliberately followed a black-box approach mimicking a less-skilled adversary that has no prior knowledge about the specification of the system. "Using this black-box approach we just listened to the wireless communication channel and reverse-engineered the proprietary communication protocol. And once we knew all the zeros and ones in the message and their meaning, we could impersonate genuine readers and perform replay attacks etcetera." Laboratory setup: A USRP (left) and DAQ with antennas below. Their work is detailed in the On the (in)security of the Latest Generation Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and How to Secure Them [PDF] authored by Marin and Singelée, KU Leven colleague Bart Preneel, Flavio D. Garcia and Tom Chothia of the University of Birmingham, and cardiologist Rik Willems of University Hospital Gasthuisberg. The team describes in limited detail to protect patients how the wireless communications used to maintain the implantable medical devices can be breached. "Adversaries may eavesdrop the wireless channel to learn sensitive patient information, or even worse, send malicious messages to the implantable medical devices. The consequences of these attacks can be fatal for patients as these messages can contain commands to deliver a shock or to disable a therapy." No physical access to the devices is required to pull off the attacks. The researchers say attackers could install beacons in strategic locations such as train stations and hospitals to infer patient movements, revealing frequented locations, and to infer patient treatment. Attackers could trigger a reprogramming session in order to grab that data. Programming flaws relating to the devices' standby energy saving mode allow denial of service attacks to be performed which will keep units in battery-draining alive states through continuous broadcasting of messages over long-range wireless. This could "drastically reduce" the units' battery life, the team says. The research, like all medical device hacking, has scope limitations that mean mass targeting of pacemakers is not immediately possible. Nor can attacks be extended to many metres. Another happy fact: the gear required isn't cheap. National Instruments sells its URSP-2920 for US$3670 (£2930, A$4972) and USB-6353 for US$2886 (£2724, A$3910). The team tells The Register they have been informed that the compromised vendor has issued a patch, but further details are not known. Medical devices' wireless could be jammed as a stop-gap measure, while the addition of shutdown commands to the devices would best serve long-term fix, as would the inclusion of standard symmetric key authentication. "We want to emphasise that reverse engineering was possible by only using a black-box approach," the team says. "Our results demonstrated that security-by-obscurity is a dangerous design approach that often conceals negligent designs." Medical device hacking has picked up pace in recent years, with much work made through the I Am The Calvary research and activist group. ® Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management
Papworth's timely backups saved the day World-leading Papworth Hospital has escaped a full-on zero-day crypto ransomware attack thanks to the "very, very lucky" timing of its daily backup. It's believed that an on-duty nurse at the heart and lung hospital in Cambridgeshire unwittingly clicked on something in an infected email, activating the attack at about 11pm on a Saturday night a few months back. But the malware did not start encrypting files until after midnight – just after the daily backup had completed, ICT director Jane Berezynskyj has said. The NHS foundation trust had made recovery plans and recruited experienced staff following earlier attacks, but Berezynskyj said: "We were also very, very lucky.

Timing absolutely was everything for us." Papworth has since moved to hourly incremental backups, using mixed media including tape, given that some attacks target digital backups. Berezynskyj, speaking at the EHI Live healthcare conference in Birmingham this week, said Papworth was hit by a new variant of crypto software for which there was no remedial software. "We've got some fairly ancient application architecture so we've got some file-shares, and actually that's what happened to us – a crypto attack went through our file-shares and encrypted the data." "Thank God for that full backup, then," she added. "We're pretty certain that when we suffered our ransomware attack, the user concerned navigated away from that screen that said: 'This is a ransomware attack, please pay X amount in bitcoins'," Berezynskyj said, but the person never reported what happened. "One of our key weaknesses is our people and user behaviour," she added, despite a programme of staff education and communication. The trust's four-person IT team worked from 1am to 9pm on the Sunday, with further work with suppliers on Monday and Tuesday, to recover its systems. Papworth had not budgeted for such an attack, although Berezynskyj said she had been able to absorb its cost within existing budgets.
It did not hit clinical care, but this again was down to timing. "We don't do Sunday operations, so it didn’t affect operating theatres," she said. "If we'd been doing a heart operation on a Sunday, it would have been a huge problem." Berezynskyj added that she is trying to persuade the trust's financial director to include provision for attack recovery. "It's not if, it's when it's going to happen," she said. "But that dialogue is still evolving, because finance people only like to plan for what's actually going to happen, and I can’t give cast-iron guarantees." She mentioned research suggesting that each cyber-attack in healthcare costs £80,672-£161,345 (€90,000-€180,000). Papworth is famous as the centre for the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. Speaking at the same session, Lydia Kostopoulos, a principal consultant for PA Consulting, said an experiment she ran sending benign phishing emails to staff at US hospitals found they were most likely to be clicked on between 11pm and 5am, particularly by nurses on graveyard shifts. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS foundation trust is currently recovering from a major incident following a cyber-attack which led it to cancel operations. ® Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management