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Importance of IT in Education: Lessons to be Learnt

Fraudsters have been targeting UK schools and universities, demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unlock data they have encrypted by malware. The importance of IT in education is at an all time high as schools and universities become increasingly more attractive to target. UK police are warning and urging educational establishments to be vigilant. External threats come from skilled and sophisticated hackers who can find network vulnerabilities or socially manipulate insiders to get past outer network defences. Students and staff may not be educated in common traps set by hackers and won't...

by Lauren Ascroft on 10 Apr 2017


Rockford Duo Make the ‘Jump’ for Severn Hospice

Following our decision to make the Severn Hospice Rockford IT's charity of the year 2017, our Marketing Executive, Lauren and Sales Support Executive Kim 'jumped' on board an exciting skydive challenge! On the 25th of March, in Whitchurch, Lauren and Kim took to the skies and completed a 10,000 feet tandem skydive for charity. Lauren and Kim were joined by another 7 Severn Hospice 'jumpers' who were also raising money for the Severn Hospice. After a 30 minute briefing, they were ready to meet their instructors and get geared up! It took roughly 20 minutes to reach 10,000ft in a very sma...

by Lauren Ascroft on 28 Mar 2017


Cyber Attacks Cost UK Firms £30bn in 2016

IT Security Experts, Rockford IT are at the forefront of IT Security every day, creating bespoke solutions for prospects and customers to help prevent against security threats and cyber attacks. According to new research from ISP Beaming, cyber attacks costed British businesses as much as £30 billion in 2016. Making sure you're protected against these type of attacks is essential. Small to medium sized businesses are never too small to be at risk, however they may assume they are little interest to hackers, which has an impact on the investment an organisation is prepared to make into IT ...

by Lauren Ascroft on 15 Mar 2017


DDoS Hackers Using the Internet of Things to Launch Attacks

Over the last few years there has been a huge increase in the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a computing concept that describes a scenario where every day physical objects are connected to the internet and can identify themselves to other devices or processes ,via an IP address. During 2017 it's predicted that cyber criminals will use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to extend their reach as there are now several IoT devices containing outdated codes and operating with well know vulnerabilities. Once attackers ‘own’ a device on a home network, they can compromise othe...

by Lauren Ascroft on 06 Mar 2017


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