Sony to connect UK office with 500+ locations using Orange's SD-WAN

10 July 2019

Orange linking up Sony offices 

Orange is linking up Sony offices 

Sony Group has hired Orange Business Services to consolidate the communications infrastructure of its two largest operating companies into what it described as a harmonised  “future-proof” network.

The French giant will become Sony’s principal global provider, with plans to eventually deliver a fully automated network for its UK business and other units across the globe.

Built on the Orange Flexible SD-WAN solution, the new Sony network will connect more than 500 locations in over 50 countries - including the UK - across five continents with the aim of delivering improved performance, security and scalability.

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NHS eases pressure on medics with 'world first' Amazon tech partnership

10 July 2019

Amazon will not be allowed to store patient data

Amazon will not be allowed to store patient data

Patients will be able to “Ask Alexa” to help diagnose their health problems under a ground-breaking new deal between the NHS and US giant Amazon.

Under the terms of the deal, patients – including the elderly and blind – will be able to receive NHS-verified health information through simple voice commands.

Amazon’s algorithm will use information from the NHS website to provide answers to questions such as: "Alexa how do I treat a migraine?" "Alexa What are the symptoms of flu?" "Alexa what are the symptoms of chickenpox".

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UKFast launches service to combat phishing attacks

09 July 2019

UKFast HQ

UKFast HQ

 

Hosting specialist UKFast has launched 'Phishing as a Service', a new platform to help enterprises defend against attacks through specifically designed testing and education.

It allows employers to launch pre-built phishing campaigns to specific employees, departments or a geographic locations.

What is more, the campaigns replicate some of the most commonly seen and most successful phishing attacks, including fake emails from huge organisations like Twitter and PayPal, down to individuals working at the actual company.

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BA faces £183m fine for data breach

08 July 2019

British Airways (BA) was today hit with a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.

It is the equivalent of 1.5% of BA's global turnover for the financial year ending December 31st.

The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website.

It is the biggest penalty the ICO has handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.

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