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Cyber Essentials: why keeping your Shibboleth IdP up to date is crucial

A core aspect of Cyber Essentials is keeping your systems up to date. This is true both for operating systems and any installed apps or software, and these must always be kept updated.   Applying these updates is one of the most important things you can do to improve security. It ensures that devices and software are not vulnerable to known […]

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I’m not a number, I’m a pseudonymous identifier…

“Are THEY listening to us?” “Who’s they?” “You know, the phones, the laptops?” And so goes the conversation that I sometimes have with my wife. Perhaps after we’ve had a chat about hiking poles, when every ad on our social media feed then shows hiking poles, despite neither of us having directly Googled them. (Although […]

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How secure is your access management?

You wouldn’t serve someone alcohol without appropriate ID. Nor would you buy a car without airbags, or leave your phone unlocked in a busy pub. Federated access is the equivalent safety check for students and staff accessing your online resources. So if you’re not using federated access, how secure is your access management set-up?   This post answers this question and […]