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TalkTalk Suffer New Data Protection Fines

TalkTalk have been fined another £100,000 due to poor data protection, after the telecoms company was found to have placed personal data from 21,000 customers at risk. This comes 10 months after being hit with a record fine of £400,000 back in October 2016. The latest fine comes as a result of an Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) investigation that found that TalkTalk had breached the Data Protection Act because a third party supplier, Wirpo who resolves high-level complaints and network problems on TalkTalk's behalf,. had allowed staff to have access to large quantities of customer...

by Lauren Ascroft on 17 Aug 2017


Don’t Get Caught By This Office 365 Phishing Scam!

Our IT Security Tester, Ian talks about the most recent Office 365 phishing scam that tried to catch out our CEO, Tom! Phishing emails are evolving all the time - there are new high-value targets. Instead of blanket emails to employees, more sophisticated phishers are aiming for the senior figures in the organisation – known as ‘Whaling’. Recently our CEO received an email from ‘the CFO’, inviting him to look at a document that ‘the CFO’ wished to share. It came with an attachment purporting to be from Microsoft OneDrive, and containing a link to a word document hosted else...

by Lauren Ascroft on 27 Jul 2017


New Project Manager Joins the Rockford IT Team

Shropshire based managed IT services provider, Rockford IT, have appointed another member of staff, taking their total up to 39. Peter Brown joined as Project Manager on the 5th July. Peter spent 22 years in the Royal Air Force as an Explosives Engineer. After deciding on a career change Peter gained a degree in Information Technology and moved on to work as an Installation Engineer. 2 years later Peter moved to Cisco Systems as a Systems Engineer where he worked for 6 years and gained numerous qualifications along the way while there. After his time in technical role at Cisco, Peter de...

by Lauren Ascroft on 20 Jul 2017


The Purple Dragons Slay in the Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Race

After choosing Severn Hospice as our charity of the year the most exciting event was immediately booked into the Rockford IT calendar - The Dragon Boat Race! The annual boat races offers a unique opportunity to race 40ft dragon boats along the River Severn in Shrewsbury. On the 9th July 2017 39 teams from across the Shropshire region took part in a fun filled day on the river, all in aid of raising money for Shropshire based charity, Severn Hospice. After taking part in the Coracle Championships in September for Macmillian, Rockford IT jumped at the chance to take to the water once again...

by Lauren Ascroft on 11 Jul 2017


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