News and events
Wireless Security Announcement (KRACK)
On Monday 16th October 2017, the US CERT published VU#228519 in response to a research paper from Mathy Vanhoef and KU Leuven titled “Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2″, which discussed vulnerabilities within the WPA2 standard itself.
These vulnerabilities may allow the reinstallation of a pairwise transient key, a group key, or an integrity key on either a wireless client or a wireless access point. Additional research also led to the discovery of three additional vulnerabilities (not discussed in the original paper) affecting wireless supplicants supporting either the 802.11z (Extensions to Direct-Link Setup) standard or the 802.11v (Wireless Network Management) standard. The three additional vulnerabilities could also allow the reinstallation of a pairwise key, group key, or integrity group key.
The set of CVE numbers (CVE-2017-13077 thru CVE-2017-2017-13088) are broadly applicable to all vendors of Wi-Fi products, including Aerohive.
This attack has been named KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttACKs) and has its own website, at www.krackattacks.com/
Need help now?
We can offer our TrustCloud Security as a Service (SECaaS) to monitor your network for security breaches until vendors have a fix ready, for you to apply to mitigate your risk. Contact a member of the team for more information.
TrustCloud WiFi customers, or Trust Systems customers using Aerohive products can obtain further information here.
Congratulations Alex Noyes
Alex Noyes Graduates with a First Class BSc Honours in Network Security Management
Our very own Alex Noyes received his graduation certificate this week from Southampton Solent University.
Network security is becoming more and more relevant to our everyday lives, and businesses are quickly starting to realise that skilled network security managers are vital to keeping customer data safe. Alex has passed the course, gaining a First Class BSc Honours in Network Security Management.
Alex was also awarded the University networking prize for his innovative development and use of a Raspberry Pi based PRTG Network monitoring device. This device acts as a remote management unit for a Network administrator to deploy and gather Network and systems intelligence and monitoring.
PRTG is a product that Alex used whilst at Trust before his University journey and is widely used and recognised as a market leader. Trust Systems sell, support and deploy PRTG as a managed service platform and on premise licence, we can also send out pre loaded Raspberry Pi for trial in suitable sized organisations. Contact us for more information.
Alex on the left of this photo, rightly looks very proud of himself and we are too.
New Appointments – June
New appointments in June:
We are delighted to announce and welcome 2 new team members to Trust
Alex Noyes: Presales
Alex first worked in the Usthree Group for Agility as a Trainee Service Desk Advisor in 2013. Alex proved himself as an excellent advocate of the business, creating superb rapport with clients and colleagues.
Alex now re-joins the business in Trust Systems, after completing a degree course in Network Security at Southampton University. Alex will be providing presales support and consultancy for Trust and we know he will be instrumental in our continued growth.
Craig McArdell: Client Account Manager
Craig has been working in both purchasing and sales over the last 10 years, providing outstanding service and account management to clients. Craig will be working with a range of clients, helping their businesses to flourish by adopting new and emerging IT technologies. In particular Craig will be focussing out IoT and customer engagement solutions for automotive, transportation and fleet.
We know that Craig will be a fantastic addition to the sales team, adding a new energy and perspective. Craig will be promoting a range of solutions from our managed services portfolio as above and he has already worked hard on a new digital information video which can be viewed here
Welcome to you both and thanks for joining Trust Systems!
Cyber Essentials Scheme
Trust are now Cyber Essentials Accredited:
Our team have been working very hard to enusre that we met the strict guidelines for approval onto the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. The accreditation shows our commitment to Cyber Security, and demonstrates the ability to work diligently with our clients’ and prospects.
The nest step is Cyber Essentials plus, and we already have a project initiated for ISO 27001 (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes.
Well done to the team involved in this and we look forward to announcing the next stage accreditations in the future
New Appointments – May
New appointments in May:
Scott Saunders: Sales Director
We are delighted to welcome Scott into the business; Scott has nearly 20 years experience in IT Sales, having worked for vendors, distributors and resellers at a senior level.
Scott is tasked with the continued growth and success of the sales operations through team employment, development and coaching. Scott will be ensuring that our customers receive the highest levels of service and account management, only by us providing excellence to our clients will our business continue to succeed.
Dominic Ashbee: Business Development Manager
Dominic joins us having a great dela of experience in the telecoms sector.
In line with our strategy for continued growth into Managed Services, Dominics experience in Telecoms and managed services is perfectly placed. Dominic lives and works in London so also bridges another important gap for the business. Dominic displays a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm to the job and is already thoroughly enjoying the challenge
Trust Cloud Digital animation
Trust Systems have launched our Trust Cloud Digital brand;
We have taken our specialisations of WAN/Wi-Fi/Digital Engagement and Support services to create the Digital brand.
- WAN – High performance Connectivity (ADSL/EFM/FTTC/MPLS)
- Wi-Fi – A range of Wi-Fi solutions tailored to the environmental scope
- Digital Engagement – Digital Signage/Dynamic mobile promotions & Analytics
- Support Services – A dedicated UK based service desk providing proactive and reactive support to a broad skills base
Cross vertical but especially useful for Retail, Transportation and Hospitality, Trust Cloud is an end to end solution that can be provided as a full OpEx managed service if required.
To view the Trust Cloud Digital animation Click Here
Trust are now SSIP (Safety Schemes In Procurement) Accredited
Trust Systems has become SSIP (Safety Schemes In Procurement) Accredited;
View the SSIP website SSIP Site
Why is this important for buyers?:
Appointing competent suppliers
Clients have a key responsibility, which they share with their suppliers, for the health and safety of everyone who works at their premises. This means that Clients must make sure that any suppliers they appoint are competent to do their work.
For construction work, Clients have legal duties to carry out health and safety assessments of Principal Contractors, Principal Designers (who must be appointed for larger projects) Contractors and Designers. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have set out how these assessments should be carried out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). There are numerous companies and other organisations that operate assessment schemes that can help Clients to carry out the first stage of a competence assessment.
It can be difficult for some Clients, especially small and medium sized enterprises, and those that do not regularly procure construction work, to decide which of these schemes meet their needs. The Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP Forum) has been established to set a threshold for competence assessments. This threshold is based on the SSIP Core Criteria. Assessment schemes that are members of the SSIP Forum recognise Stage 1 assessments that are carried out by other Member Schemes.
Why is this important to us?:
Increasingly, contractors need to show clients and others that they have basic health and safety capabilities. Successful assessment can be very effective in our industry sector. It can provide a competitive advantage in a tough commercial environment, and help to open up new areas of opportunity. This allows for concentration on the Stage 2 (project or job specific) tasks of ensuring that suppliers have: specific experience in the type of work that they will be contracted to do; that they have trained staff; and that they have the resources to meet the client’s needs.
Successful assessment by a member of the SSIP Forum means that you meet a recognised Stage 1 standard. This standard is recognised by the HSE and accreditation schemes that have quality assurance processes. In short, you and your clients can have confidence in the credibility of assessment by an SSIP Forum Member Scheme.
To view the Certificate click here
Trust Systems help HMV reduce cost & improve efficiency
Trust Systems recently helped HMV Retail to reduce costs and improve efficiency in Stores;
by providing a new Igel based Thin Client infrastructure.
The solution consists of a hosted Citrix backend platform serving Igel UD2 devices displayed on LG monitors. The solution was won based on the cost reductions and functionality that Trust were able to demonstrate by using Igel devices and the ability to put together a deployment plan and deliver it in a short timeframe.
To view the Realwire article click here
New Retail Focussed minisite
Take a look at our new minisite Trust Retail where you will find our growing range of Retail focussed IT solutions and services
We have moved to bigger offices!
As part of our growth plans, we have moved to new premises.
The new 6700 sqft office space on the outskirts of Cirencester provides a modern, spacious working environment for the team.
We also have incorporated our sister company Agility Data Solutions into the neighbouring unit, and are equipping the NOC (Network Operations Centre) with the latest support and monitoring technology.
Training and meeting facilities are all housed onsite ensuring that we offer the best environment for our clients and partners too.
The new address is:
Trust Systems Ltd.
Cirencester Office Park
Glos, GL7 6JJ
T 01285 898054