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Andy Harris

Andy Harris
Andy has over 25 years’ experience inventing and building unique IT networking and security products. In a long and distinguished career, including being Technical Director at Integralis, Andy has invented many leading-edge technologies including IP Network Translation Gateway, Print Symbiont Technologies for LAN-based printers and Disaster Master (a technique of continuously updating a backup site with mirrored data). As one of the Co-Founders and CTO of MIMEsweeper, Andy was the creator of the world’s first content security solution which became the default product in its space. He then went on to start WebBrick Systems which was one of the pioneering Home Automation technologies, also a forerunner to what we know as IoT devices today. While serving as Engineering Director, Andy created and patented several core components in the Osirium product family.


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Oracle punches Rimini Street hard in court

Oracle has issued an almost gleeful announcement after its latest win in its ongoing litigation battle against Rimini Street. In contrast Rimini Street issued...

Partnership to accelerate space exploration through blockchain

Goonhilly Earth Station (Goonhilly), the UK satellite communications and space gateway, has announced it is collaborating with space blockchain technology pioneers, Spacebit. Their intention...
KeyPass ransomware starts to spread

KeyPass is the latest ransomware to hit computers

In the last week security researchers from several companies have reported seeing a new ransomware. It is called KeyPass and, according to Bleeping Computer,...
Cyber Resiliency with Felicity March

Talking Cyber Resilience with Felicity March

The risk of a business threatening cyber-attack is ever present today. Ransomware locks up data making it hard for businesses to operate. The impact...
Confiant detects largest single day malvertising attack

4 million malvertising hits blocked in a single day

Confiant has revealed that on 11 June it blocked the biggest single-day malware redirect ever seen. The attack lasted for more than 7.5 hours...
Do you have sufficient in-house cyber security skills?

Do you have sufficient in-house cyber security skills?

Struggling to find staff with cyber security skills? Can't find affordable staff to protect your data? That's not the case for customers of backup...
Duo Security investigates Twitter bots

Duo Security hunts Twitter Bots

There is considerable attention on the problem of fake social media accounts. These accounts are enrolled into botnets that are used to push fake...

 Hackers give the Fax a new lease of life

Forgotten about that fax in the corner of the office? Once the ‘must have’ communications device in every office, it has since be usurped...

mPOS devices open to fraud and theft

UPDATED (see bottom of article) Positive Technologies has published a list of vulnerabilities in mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology. The vulnerabilities allow malicious merchants to change...
Ethical hacking jobs outstrip demand

Ethical hacking jobs outstrip demand

Want a new job? Want one with a big pay packet where a shortage of competition means salaries will stay high for years to...

TradeLens blockchain shipping solution attracts >90 participants

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and IBM have announced the creation of TradeLens, a joint development by the two companies. This applies blockchain to...
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How to create a signature in Outlook

Outlook has been with us a very long time. Some of the people that I train have been using it for many years. Despite...
Perception Point protects cloud-based storage

Perception Point protects Box, Dropbox, OneDrive and others

Israeli security company, Perception Point, has released anti-malware protection for shared storage drives. Called Advanced Shared Drive Security, it is targeted at users of OneDrive,...
Manufacturers facing increased cyberattacks

Manufacturers facing increased cyberattacks

The manufacturing industry is at risk of increased cyberattacks due to industrial IoT devices and Industry 4.0 initiatives. This is due to the way...