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International operation takes down Qakbot Malware

An international operation involving the National Crime Agency and the FBI resulted in a major setback for the cyber-criminal underworld. The operation has led to the takedown of Qakbot malware (known as Qbot), which facilitated ransomware attacks and caused millions of pounds worth of worldwide damage. Qbot emerged in the late 2000s and is believed […]

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Cybersecurity’s Future: Navigating the AI & ML Revolution and the Global Talent Gap

The future of cybersecurity is a topic that intrigues many, not just those who live and breathe it. A simple Google search presents a plethora of viewpoints, including predictions by firms and warnings from tech providers. Despite the diverse perspectives, one common thread emerges: Advances in AI and ML will play a significant role in […]

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Can AI replace the human element in Recruitment?

AI is transforming the recruitment landscape, bringing efficiency, objectivity, and enhanced candidate experiences to the hiring process. By automating repetitive tasks and leveraging data-driven insights, AI empowers recruiters to make more informed decisions and offers a more streamlined recruitment experience. This all sounds great, but questions remain; Can AI build diverse and high-performing teams.? Can […]


Is there a talent shortage?

“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King I was recently invited to a meet up with Senior execs within the IT arena.  A question I was often asked was why is there a talent […]

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Common Courtesy in Business

“We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other.” – Malala Yousafzai The employment landscape is now more fluid and flexible than it ever has been. Of course, this brings with it many advantages and also some drawbacks. While job security might be something that more and more people […]

Triangle of Trust in Recruitment

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have faith.” – Paulo Coelho When people try to explain the importance of relationships in business and various other sectors, the ‘triangle of…’ or triangulation is often used as a way to show how […]

What Can We Learn About Life From Rocky Balboa?

“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.” We can all learn from role models and take inspiration from others. It can be the people who are closest to us like family and friends, and even celebrities, sportspeople or musicians… it doesn’t […]

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Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigation When Employees Work From Home

Imagine your business had 100 million pounds in its bank, and then one day you said to your 100 employees take a million each and stash it at home for safekeeping. That’s a little like what’s happened with companies’ data and communications since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. In the space of weeks, whole workforces transitioned […]


What makes a good CEO and how much do they earn?

I’m responsible for this company. I stand behind the results. I know the details, and I think the CEO has to be the moral leader of the company, … I think high standards are good, but let’s not anybody be confused, it’s about performance with integrity. That’s what you have to do. – Jeffrey Immelt, […]

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The Difference Between Cyber Security and Information Security

You see various articles across multiple platforms relating to CYBER SECURITY and INFORMATION SECURITY. Is there a difference? In their most basic forms, they refer to the same thing in terms of security, which is the integrity and confidentiality of information but, there is a BIG difference. Information Security includes safety of all your data […]

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Looking to buy a property for work or other reasons? Check out our tips

If you’re moving to a new location in the UK for your career, it might be a good idea to look at buying. Property prices, especially in the South East of England, never seem to go down, but a wise old proverb says “you never lose money on property”. In truth ,as long as you buy wisely, this […]

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Permanent vs Contract: An Employer Perspective

As an employer, you might encounter a situation where you have a gap in your team, and you need a certain skill set. The next question you will ask yourself is: Do I recruit for a Contract or Permanent position? The best answer might even be Contract to Permanent. It is a critical decision for […]

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