Completed: Microsoft MX Record TTL Support Policy

In regard to our recent announcement for the update of the Microsoft MX records TTL. This planned work has now been successfully completed as of the 25th of April 2022. If you have any questions… More »

Service Updates
Listening Books – A fantastic resource

Its not just us that thinks its a great resource – Schools think its fantastic too. “I wanted to give you some feedback as to how your charity has helped my son. He had struggled… More »

Microsoft MX Record TTL Support Policy

In regard to a recent announcement from Microsoft, we are informing you of a DNS change that we intend to make on the support policy for the Time To Live (TTL) value for MX records… More »

Service Updates
Spring4Shell Vulnerability

Summary: As identified by Jisc, one of our trusted support partners a 0-day Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in Spring Core, a popular Java framework for building Java applications, has been identified. The RCE vulnerability… More »

Cyber Security Training

What is a Cyber Attack? A Cyber Attack is any attempt to expose, alter, destroy, steal or gain unauthorised access to make unauthorised use of an asset. The incidents can be financially driven, taking advantage… More »

Proof-of-concept exploit available for critical Samba vulnerability (CVE-2021-44142)

Summary: On February 1, 2022, proof-of-concept exploit code was published for a critical Samba remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-44142). Samba is used for file and print services in Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. It… More »

Exploit Code Available for PwnKit Vulnerability (CVE-2021-4034)

Summary: On January 25, 2022, Qualys disclosed a PwnKit privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2021-4034) that affects the pkexec program installed by default on all major Linux distributions. Pkexec is a component of Polkit (formerly PolicyKit), which… More »

ESS Contact Update

As previously shared as part of ESS’s separation from Capita, ESS (Education Software Solutions) will be migrating all of their customers out of the Capita support tool and into the ESS support tool from 24… More »

Critical HTTP and Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities – Remote Code Execution

Summary: On January 11, 2022, Microsoft released patches for critical and important remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities that could be appealing to threat actors. There are no reports of active exploitation as of this publication,… More »


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