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Author Archives: David Attard

About David Attard

David Attard has been working in various roles in the IT Industry for more than 10 years. He currently specializes in the Internet security space. He is Product Manager for GFI WebMonitor® at GFI Software™.

Will March Madness drive your company bandwidth insane?

Will March Madness drive your company bandwidth insane?

on March 14, 2014

It’s that time of the year when American basketball fanatics are busy filling in the tabs of their tournament brackets and readying themselves for the big games (last year 693,000 brackets were filled in three hours after the selections). Millions …

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2014: The year of doing more with web filtering data? [Infographic]

2014: The year of doing more with web filtering data? [Infographic]

on January 21, 2014

As an IT Administrator, you endeavour to ensure that the technology you choose to use makes a positive impact on the business, and you are always looking for new ways to use technology that will bring additional benefits to your …

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10 Tips to Enforce Your Online Security

10 Tips to Enforce Your Online Security

on December 6, 2013

I recently wrote an article called What the Hack, in which I discussed the spate of hack attacks happening at the time. Unfortunatley, not much has changed since then, and we keep on hearing of more and more password leaks, …

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MaaS – The Industry to Be Wary Of

MaaS – The Industry to Be Wary Of

on December 2, 2013

Cloud-based services are increasing in popularity these days: almost every kind of software is now available as a cloud- or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and that, unfortunately, also includes malware distribution. In fact, Malware-as-a-service (MaaS) is by far the most common …

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Beware the Black Clouds this Friday

Beware the Black Clouds this Friday

on November 28, 2013

Who doesn’t love a bargain? Black Friday is one of those days we all wait for when an item we had set our eyes on weeks or months before, becomes available at a price that suits our budget. It doesn’t …

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Search Engine Query Monitoring: The Little Known Benefit of Web Security

Search Engine Query Monitoring: The Little Known Benefit of Web Security

on November 6, 2013

In today’s connected world, it is not difficult to understand the need for web filtering: after all the most common source of malware infection is the internet, and to have comprehensive protection you need to have multiple web security engines …

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Cloud Storage; What’s the Price for Free Space?

Cloud Storage; What’s the Price for Free Space?

on September 18, 2013

The advent of cloud storage services has brought about an evolution in the way consumers handle data. There is no doubt that data has grown exponentially over the past couple of years. The proliferation of smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, data …

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Porn in Parliament – Also in Your Office?

Porn in Parliament – Also in Your Office?

on September 6, 2013

It is not the first time that online pornography has stirred controversy in the UK. The recent government’s decision to automatically opt-in home users to online adult websites was quite controversial with many people saying that it is not up …

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How to Protect Your Twitter Account from Targeted Phishing Attacks

How to Protect Your Twitter Account from Targeted Phishing Attacks

on May 31, 2013

The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacking collective which seems to be pro-Syrian government, has been on a Twitter hacking roll lately. They’ve managed to compromise the accounts of many major news outlets, notably the Twitter account of the Associated Press, …

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Who’s about to go crazy this March Madness?

Who’s about to go crazy this March Madness?

on March 13, 2013

Is it your IT administrator who needs to sort out all of the bandwidth issues? Is it your employees who want to access work-related resources on the web and cannot because of people streaming March Madness games?

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