* Posts by Mike Thomas

5 posts • joined 23 Sep 2011

UK.gov chucks another £260m at MOOC-based cyber security training

Mike Thomas

what's the issue? Could anyone be harmed by this?

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Mike Thomas

Cyber Supplier to HMG‟ badge which companies that supply cyber products and services to Government - Probably more important that Public Sector start taking security seriously first - look at the outcry from the adoption of PSN standards from Local Government when these are based on normal Commercial practices.

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Symantec: We've lopped off half our heads, but look how well we're doing now

Mike Thomas

As the redundancies were made after the close of the last quarter end, I would suggest that it might be a good idea to see how the next quarter's performance stands up.

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All 4G telcos must hit 98% coverage, Ofcom told

Mike Thomas

It would make sense to have one network covering 98% of the land mass with high capacity and then sell capacity to operators to market. Why have four or five operators each providing a poor coverage/bandwidth?

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Attention metal thieves: Buy BT, get 75 MILLION miles of copper

Mike Thomas
Unhappy

The real issue

Copper theft sounds like a couple of scallywags clipping a couple of cables - almost in a Robin Hood way.

The truth is different. Ask the telecom engineers who have to don bulletproof suits and climb towers because scum wait to take pot shots at them as they climb the towers? Ask the security teams that were swamped by armed gangs of over 100 people every night in South Manchester last month and threatened and attacked so the thugs could send an unwilling 'volunteer' to the top of a live electricity pylon in pitch black to cut fibre optic cables every night?

UK is becoming more like regions of Africa where the telecom companies have stopped providing services to some areas as there is no law and order to protect and no respect for property or the Country.

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