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Can SMBs defend themselves against the new threat landscape?

Can SMBs defend themselves against the new threat landscape?

There’s a new kid on the block of IT security and it’s called the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). For corporate security professionals, APTs are a nightmare. The sort of nightmare that wakes you up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. For small business owners, it’s seemingly another three letter acronym from the world of technology.

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The power of apprenticeships: Joe Hedley's QinetiQ experience

Young people have tough choices to make when they are leaving school, as millions of them are about to now. The next step is daunting - and can obviously help define what you do going through life. One career path that should not be overlooked is that of apprenticeships.

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Cyber-security is a major and growing concern for data-driven and digitally-reliant businesses.

Is your software an open goal for cyber attacks?

For our increasingly data-driven and digitally-reliant businesses, cyber security is a major and growing threat. From Heartbleed to eBay, every week appears to bring a new story about cyber threats and the risks to online security.

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Defence companies adapting to a new landscape

With defence spending by Western governments falling or remaining static, defence companies are adopting strategies to adapt to a changing landscape.

Fixing a hole

Why good risk management is worth every penny

Risk management techniques are still pulling their weight, but is it worth spending money on a specialist?

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  • Powerline versus WiFi - the pros and cons

    Comparing two wireless solutions and examining their relative merits in a home networking environment.

  • Centres of excellence explained

    The term Centre of Excellence (CoE) is becoming a popular way of focusing attention in many organisations, but what exactly is a CoE? How can it be incorporated into an organisational structure? And, is it just another ‘excellence’ fad? Kerrine Bryan and Ian Herbert answer some typical questions.

  • Abrasives specification for investment casting applications

    Investment - or lost wax - casting has been around for millennia. It has evolved rather a lot in all that time, but one thing that hasn't changed is the need to clean up your castings once they are made.

  • The power of apprenticeships: Joe Hedley's QinetiQ experience

    Young people have tough choices to make when they are leaving school, as millions of them are about to now. The next step is daunting - and can obviously help define what you do going through life. One career path that should not be overlooked is that of apprenticeships.

  • What is digital prototyping?

    With budgets tight, how can engineers and others save money and time when it seems that everything has already been cut to the bone? 3D CAD, in the form of digital prototyping and building information modelling (BIM), is a greatly underestimated avenue that needs serious consideration.

  • Do we still need to find black boxes?

    Could better aircraft communications help make aircraft black boxes obsolete?

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  • Spitfire enters the digital age

    3D digital scanning specialist Physical Digital has captured the very essence of the last airworthy Spitfire.

  • Controlling the car of the future

    Cars have seen great improvements in styling, safety and performance over the last 40 years. The next area for evolution is likely to be the interior, in particular the interfaces between the car systems and the occupants.

  • 2D and 3D design: Let's work together

    There's no need for an either/or decision – the goal should be to blend 2D and 3D design tools and processes, and get the best of both.

  • i-Give: a new era of charity donation

    A professor from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University presents details about the first highly interactive donation system, providing a user-friendly multimedia interface for promoting, motivating and assisting people to make donations at any particular time.

  • Isolated DC-DC performance in an ultra-small form factor

    Presenting innovative silicon integration, power-system-in-package and proprietary control architectures to enable benchmark isolated DC-DC performance in an ultra-small form factor.

  • Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform Explosion

    There has been widespread coverage of the Gulf of Mexico disaster in many news papers but the report which is more interesting to control systems engineers, was published in The Times on the May 18th 

  • Do we still need to find black boxes?

    Could better aircraft communications help make aircraft black boxes obsolete?

  • Danish railway gets in-carriage network

    Network enabled trains integrate security, surveillance, passenger counting and infotainment technologies.

  • Using customer experience management to meet the challenges of next-generation mobile

    Mobile operators could benefit from understanding how customers experience their services 

  • Migrating to Linux: how and why

    Linux is firmly established in the embedded market, but migrating existing source code to the operating system is a considerable undertaking. This article explores the steps necessary to migrate, the technical requirements and possible pitfalls and the differences between buying an established Linux implementation and developing one internally.

  • Ultrawideband: not dead yet

    Marty Colombatto, chief executive officer of wireless USB chip company Staccato Communications, says that the ultra-wideband based technology is just beginning to take off.

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