Thursday, 11 December 2014

Media Release 10/12/2014

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Cyber-attack prevention specialist Bruce Wynn demonstrated a live cyber-attack that is ‘supposed to be impossible’ as he delivered his key note speech at Centerprise International’s private Defence Technology Event, 2 December 2014.

The event, which takes place each year, presents to an invite-only audience the latest and greatest defence Information Technology offerings. This year it was held in the charity building, the Ark Centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

His live demonstration of how cyber specialists of the ‘past, present and future’ can and will use hacker specific applications to collect information left the audience absolutely stunned.  Many left reconsidering the way that they use mobile devices!

Of course all his demos were safe and performed on unsuspecting dummy PCs he had prepared earlier – never the less he left his audience with much to talk about.

As well as the keynote speaker, the star guest list of vendors invited to speak and demonstrate their latest IT developments were world-renowned brands Dell, Fujitsu, Becrypt and Toshiba.

Various other vendors showcased their latest offerings in the vendor village but Bruce Wynn produced something a little more unexpected in his afternoon presentation.

Richard Austin, Marketing head of Centerprise International, had only great things to report on the day’s keynote speaker:

“We were delighted to introduce Bruce Wynn to the event attendees this year. His presentation and live demos of cyber hack-attacks and ways for avoiding them were absolutely riveting. He had the attention of the audience in his palm for a full hour that honestly went by in a flash. We would very much like to invite him back again.”

When asked for his comments on the day Bruce Wynn responded by saying:

"I'd be delighted to come back to another Centerprise Defence Technology Event - the audience was both knowledgeable and happy to interact with me during the demonstrations, and that interaction helped get the message across"

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"There are many people out there who seek to use the technology of the internet to exploit the naive and the unwary, but there are many simple things that can be done to reduce the risk. My demonstrations vividly show what 'they' can, and how 'we' can help reduce the risks"


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Editors notes:

Centerprise International
For over 30 years Centerprise (CI) has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, CI has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.


CI  has been a major incumbent supplier to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) through the Information Communication Systems (ICS Catalogue formerly operated by Defence Equipment & Support) throughout its lifespan. CI value the MoD as its longest standing customer and recognise that the rewarding relationship has made a significant contribution to its success.

Links:

For more information on CI, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk/about.html
For more information, images or quotes please contact Katheryn Tilling at the press office on:
E:             Kathryn.Tilling@centerprise.co.uk
DD:         01256 378059

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Bruce Wynn

You can find out more information about Bruce (that he chooses to make public!) on his linked-in profile at www.linkedin.com/in/brucewynn


You can catch Bruce at events, such as http://www.infosecurity.be/?lang=EN

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Media release 
3/12/2014

Centerprise were approved on the three lots that they tendered for on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Technology Products Agreement, RM1054, enabling it to bid on high-value and pan-Government opportunities.

The three awarded to Centerprise were:


  • Lot 1, Technology hardware – to provide a wide range of end user devices and hardware such as audio-visual, network infrastructure equipment, peripherals

  • Lot 3, Secure Technology Products and Disposals – for the provision of a wide range of hardware and software commodity items and solutions. Additional requirements include audio-visual solutions and secure destruction and disposal services

  • Lot 4, End User Devices – to supply client user devices including desktops, laptops and tablets

It opens up and maintains a key route to the public sector for Centerprise who have been a long-term supplier to the Ministry of Defence. They recently became one of the first SMB’s to win a major Central Government contract under new procurement rules and are looking to strengthen their position further under this new framework.

Garry Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at Centerprise, said: “The government’s commitment to providing opportunities for SMEs to bid for public sector contracts is a huge opportunity and one we have been able to successfully capitalise on already.

“Being accepted onto this framework is a major step for Centerprise International and a key part of our plan to build on our success in the public sector, with the potential for securing significant high-value contracts
CCS, as the Contracting Authority, in collaboration with Pro5 and the MoD, have now established a contracting route to meet the demands of Government including products, services and Information Assurance. The new Technology Products Framework encompasses RM721 - Commoditised IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) and the Information Assurance framework managed by the communication technology element of the MoD and RM1696 – IT Hardware and Solutions (ITHS) which were recently all co-termed to expire 31st January 2015.

Centerprise International, established more than 30 years ago, is one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK and has an enviable reputation for delivering large-scale IT projects and managed services in the corporate, education and public sectors.

For more information, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk

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