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Peter Cox Inventor and CEO at UM-Labs R&D explains to the British Computer Society about Data in Transit security.

Friday, 20th March 2020 | Posted in: Blog

Regulatory requirements- Most IT professionals are familiar with GDPR and related regulations, normally in the context of protecting information- Peter Cox, CEO and Founder of UM Labs, explores VoIP/UC and messaging systems and explains why organisations need to ensure high levels of security around data-in-transit, warning that failure to do so may lead to GDPR compliance issues. Delivery of technology IP-based RTC services may be delivered by either proprietary or…

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Controlling Call Fraud with Unicus and SNITCH

Saturday, 4th January 2020 | Posted in: Blog

It may be a new year, but the only new year resolution made by fraudsters attacking IP based phone systems is to continue as before. Fraud attacks are a growing problem, all IP phone system with external connections are at risk. A successful attack can result in a phone bill exceeding £100,000. Unicus™ in combination with SNITCH protects against call fraud by combining layered security controls with a real-time fraud…

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SIP Security Podcast with UC Today

Thursday, 28th November 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Peter Cox, UM Labs CEO discusses the need for SIP Security with Patrick Watson of UC Today. Listen to the podcast here.

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Unicus™ Shortlisted for prestigious Telecoms awards

Thursday, 12th September 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Unicus has been shortlisted in the Innovating in the Cloud category for the 2019 Telecoms awards. Unicus operates in any public or private cloud and provides the security needed to enable operators to safely deploy IP based telecommunications services. The security controls provided by Unicus include military strength encryption to protect the confidentiality of sensitive communications, protection against a wide range of cyber attacks and effective control of the growing…

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Fraudsters getting smarter

Monday, 12th August 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Call fraud is a problem that all phone systems face. Moving service delivery to IP networks enables fraudsters to use automated tools to identify vulnerable systems  and to exploit those systems by making fraudulent calls, leaving the victim organisation to meet the cost. UM Labs in conjunction with ITSPA developed SNITCH to combat call fraud.  SNITCH identifies the sources of fraudulent calls enabling UM Labs R&D’  Unicus UOS to protect systems…

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Don’t Boil The Ocean, but make sure you can see the tidal wave!

Tuesday, 11th June 2019 | Posted in: Blog

Microsoft is joining the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, whose primary objective is to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. This collaboration is a step in which CSP’s can try and sort out DDOS attacks at routing levels, it is a great start. However, Cyber Security is about levels of defence over multi-levels, which usually means network, applications and then the content access…

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TECH UK May 8th Data in Transit compliance and Cyber Security show and tell.

Thursday, 25th April 2019 | Posted in: Blog

UM-Labs R&D will be explaining why Data in Transit under Data Protection compliance and laws is key to protect and how this works set against multiple hackings. TECH UK has asked UM-Labs R&D to lead the discussion on Data in Transit which is prevalent in GDPR, NIS, California Consumer Act 2018 and financial regulations such as MiFidII, 23NYCRR500. 8th May 2019.  

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UM Labs at RSA San Fransisco

Wednesday, 20th February 2019 | Posted in: Blog

UM Labs has been chosen by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) as one of a small number of companies to join the UK  Pavilion at RSA 2019. Come and see us to lean about state of the art cyber security for Real-Time Communications (RTC)  including defences against attacks specific to IP based Instant Messaging, voice and video communications, fraud control and cryptography. Unicus™ is the only available technology…

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Cyber attack wipes out email provider

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 | Posted in: Blog

A cyber attack on the 11th February has wiped out the email service provided by VFEmail. According to the company, the attack formatted all disks on every server. Every VM is lost, every file server is lost, every backup server is lost. Two days later, the company’s web is still showing the same message.   !!!ALERT!!!! Update Feb 11 2019 www.vfemail.net and mail.vfemail.net are currently unavailable. We have suffered catastrophic…

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To all the CISO’s out there today: –

Thursday, 7th February 2019 | Posted in: Blog

CISO Risk issues versus CIO budget issues. While the concept of reasonableness is somewhat subjective, the questions for CISOs to ponder are these: Does my security program constitute reasonable protections for a company in my industry and would the legal system agree? If my company is breached, and I have to explain my actions a year from now in front of a court, will those actions show that I did…

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