Cybercrime is a honeypot – rise of the red team

By Tony McDonald As an Ambassador for Cambridge Online, a charity aiding people to acquire new digital skills I attended the Cambridge Network event on cybercrime.  Cyber security is a hot topic in everybody’s world.  There are so many ways that security can be breached and with new technology and the IoT criminals can find…

Two women learning to protect their computer against hackers

Two bold reporters, Julia and Ruth, armed only with basic computer know-how and a thirst for knowledge went along to the Cambridge Network “Keeping your computer safe, at home or in the workplace” with Michael Yardley. He is the IT and systems manager at Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, University of Cambridge, so had some fascinating insight…

The New World of Work: Flexible and Part-Time

On the 28th April, Cambridge Network held a breakfast networking event, with a presentation from Sara Hill of  Capability Jane. It feels like every feminist article I read challenges the conventional idea that work or family is an either/or choice, promoting that you can have it all, balancing family and business success. Despite this I…

My year at Cambridge Network

I have been employed since I was 16. During that time I have never taken a temporary role, as I have always wanted the security of permanent positions. But after my redundancy from OnMobile, I decided I wanted to get back to basics and take the time to decide what I wanted to do. The…

My first weeks at Cambridge Network

Joining Cambridge Network has felt like the start of a new adventure. As a Cambridge local I’ve been aware of the organisation. My first interaction with it was through a graduate jobs fair in London and I’ve regularly check out the Recruitment Gateway in times of career doubt since then. For the past few years…

Good, Old Fashioned Customer Feedback in the Digital Age

Sieve Creative Guest Blog Honest customer feedback is a fundamental tool every business can use to grow and improve their services, products, customer experience and day-to-day running of the business. Listening to feedback during product or service development, allows you to provide solutions to existing problems that your customers may have, exceeding expectations along the…

Introduction to Workplace Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word that I seem to be hearing everywhere at the moment, and yet my ability to define the term has been lacking. I knew it had something to do with living in the moment. Beyond that I could only grasp at a confusing concept of stress busting colouring books or cool people…

Data privacy – how I changed my mindset

I’ve been running a couple of different events on big data and cyber security recently, and it has got me thinking. Typically, as a Generation Y, I’ve grown up with technology and I’m hot on keeping my personal data secure. If anything, I’ve become a bit neurotic about it in recent years; I always check…

The pitfalls and perceptions that lead to poor recruitment decisions

A typical interview is “a conversation between 2 liars” says Claudio Fernandez Araoz, one of the most influential Executive Search Consultants in the world according to Business Week. His statement is not as far-fetched as you might think. How many interviews are played out by the interviewer welcoming the candidate to potential paradise whilst the…

In praise of our members….and networking

Cambridge Network held its quarterly ‘Making the Most of Membership’ meeting this month.   The lunchtime event is a chance for new members to see what we’re about before they decide to join as members. They also get to talk with a roomful of other people over lunch. Existing members come and meet us too, sometimes…