Countdown to Windows 7 end of life

By Jason McNicholas On 22nd October 2009 Microsoft released Windows 7, one of the most widely used and successful operating systems ever created, vastly improving on the flaws of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Even 10 years later, and multiple newer Windows Operating Systems, as of September 2019 it is estimated that around 30% of systems …

Former apprentice celebrates cyber success

Jason McNicholas from Workington is celebrating passing his Cyber Security apprenticeship at Indelible Data. The 21-year-old seemed destined for a career in information technology after getting his first computer aged just four. Jason said: “I didn’t want to go to university and found out about the Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship at Energus on Facebook. “I’d …

Ready to help! Staff become Mental Health First Aiders

It can be easy to spot the signs of someone struggling mentally but knowing how and when to help can be a much tougher challenge. Two members of staff at Indelible Data have become Mental Health First Aiders, accredited by Mental First Aid England following a two-day course organised by Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster. …

Fighting back for internet privacy

By Jason McNicholas Cyber Security Apprentice For years, governments and companies have slowly, but surely,  attempted to stamp out internet anonymity for users, from legislation to small print on Terms and Conditions, data is constantly being gathered on everyone. Within the last few years, VPN (Virtual Private Network) usage, to disguise the user’s IP address …

Cyber secure our future!

Malware and hackers might be the two biggest challenges facing Cyber Security but a skills shortage means the industry is struggling to keep pace. A recent study by the University of Roehampton has found that fewer 16-year-olds in England are getting a computing qualification. It also found that schools were cutting back on the hours …

Some of the known tools developed by Julian Assange

By Jason McNicholas Cyber Security Apprentice With the news of Julian Assange being arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy, people may be wondering why he is charged with hacking by the United States government as many people only see Assange as a journalist and not a hacker. The centre of the hacking allegation stems from the …

Driving home the threats to online cars

By Jason McNicholas Cyber Security Apprentice With internet connected cars becoming more and more commonplace, security issues are also becoming more apparent. Flaws are being found in cars that can cause hackers to remotely take over a car with potentially very dangerous consequences. The following link is a video by WIRED Magazine showing 2 security …

Fast Cyber Essentials certification

Quality and speed of service is what makes Indelible Data stand out from the crowd according to its customers. Most who responded to a recent customer survey conducted by the Cyber Essentials Certification Body, chose the company because of recommendation or reputation. Indelible Data has passed more than 1500 submissions since the Government launched the …

New weekly Blog launched

With technicians on the front line of the cyber war, we thought it time Indelible Data shared our in-house knowledge and experience. From translating NCSC’s latest advice into bite-sized articles, to bringing you the latest on cyber news, advice and emerging threats, Indelible Data’s weekly Blog posts will keep you up to date. We’ll also …