NetDef acquired by managed cloud provider Novosco

Novosco is one of the fastest growing technology businesses in the UK and Ireland, with existing offices in Belfast, Manchester, Dublin and Cork. Its clients include many of the UK’s largest health trusts, universities, and housing associations, over 50 percent of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies, and some of the largest organisations in the Republic of Ireland.

Novosco_logoThe acquisition of NetDef, which will continue to trade under its existing name, is intended to help accelerate Novosco’s rapid expansion in the English market in particular.

Dave Beesley, said: “Novosco is a business that we have long admired, and we felt that there was a very strong cultural alignment between the two companies. The complementary expertise that we have will allow us to further enhance and deepen the services that we offer to existing and new clients. We very much look forward to working with Patrick, John and their team.”

Read the press release.

IT Security in the shadows

Shadow IT - the adoption of technology within an organisation that doesn’t come through the approved IT processes – has been seen as a something of a nuisance for those responsible for IT security and compliance. 

What IT don’t know about, they can’t secure or mitigate any consequences of.

To address the challenges, IT and “the business” to be more closely aligned, with the right budgets and other resources, so IT is seen as an enabling rather than blocking function.  In addition, aligning resource within IT specifically to innovation could be the answer to helping IT lead rather than follow, therefore bringing shadow IT back under control.

Read Dave's blog here.

Cyber Security for Non-IT Decision Makers

Cyber crime is big news for organisations of all shapes and sizes in every sector.  Consequently, every board member has reason to want to understand how their organisation is protected. 

However, it can seem like a labyrinth of complex jargon and technical terminology to non-IT decision makers.

Our recent blog outlines the key principles that board members should bear in mind and a list of definitions of the most common threats in the market today.  Take a look here.

Taking a chance with your IT security?

The chances of your organisation not being hit by cyber security attacks are far less than you might think.  Research says that mid sized organisations are often over confident about their security stance and under estimate the risks they’re facing.

NetDef’s 20 years of experience gives us the know-how to help organisations assess the risks and put in place the most appropriate technologies and services to protect them.

Whether you’re concerned about a specific threat, or would like reassurance that you are as well protected as you hope, don’t leave your security to chance.  Ask our experts about protecting your organisation from the serious risks everyone faces.