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Making IPv6 a Reality in Our Region

By John Sweeting

As many of you know, we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary this December. Since we were formed in 1997, one of the most critical objectives our organization has worked towards is spreading awareness of IPv4 depletion and encouraging the widespread implementation of IPv6. We want to take some time at our anniversary to reflect on how far our community has come in making IPv6 a reality in our region, as well as what we’re doing to go even farther.

In the early 1990’s, it became clear that the world would eventually run out of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 was formalized as a protocol in 1998 to provide enough addresses for continued growth of the Internet. With IPv4 depletion on the horizon, ARIN began really emphasizing the importance of adopting IPv6 in May 2007 when our Board passed a Resolution to encourage networks to implement IPv6. With the help of volunteers from the ARIN Advisory Council, ARIN staff mapped out a plan to attend a large number of outreach events that included some of the largest Internet conferences in the region. During the calendar year of 2010, ARIN was present at 23 different outreach events starting with CES in January and including InterOp, IT Roadmap, Rocky Mountain IPv6, CANTO, FOSE, Open Source Convention, and HostingCon, among others. The message was clear – IPv4 addresses will no longer be available and IPv6 adoption is necessary for the Internet’s continued growth. We’ve continued to spread that message to this day.

The ARIN region ran out of IPv4 on 24 September 2015. Today, 3,098 ARIN members (~56%) have registered an IPv6 block. While we’re happy with that progress, we know we can do more. We’re continuing our IPv6 outreach campaign. We’re continuing to make sure the community’s aware that IPv6 fees are minimal and that registering an IPv6 block makes them eligible to request addresses via the reserved IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 deployment policy (NRPM 4.10). And today, we’re proud to announce a new campaign. Approximately 2,500 of our members without IPv6 are eligible to receive a block with no additional cost. We plan on implementing a new campaign to reach out to these members with a personal invitation to help them receive that free IPv6 block.

We’re incredibly pleased with the ARIN community’s progress with IPv6 deployment, but we still have work to do to make IPv6 ubiquitous. Together with you, the members of the ARIN community, on our 20th anniversary we’re proud to commit ourselves to work harder than ever to spread the message of IPv6 adoption in the years to come.

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Making IPv6 a Reality in Our Region

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By John Sweeting

As many of you know, we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary this December. Since we were formed in 1997, one of the most critical objectives our organization has worked towards is spreading awareness of IPv4 depletion and encouraging the widespread implementation of IPv6. We want to take some time at our anniversary to reflect on how far our community has come in making IPv6 a reality in our region, as well as what we’re doing to go even farther.

In the early 1990’s, it became clear that the world would eventually run out of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 was formalized as a protocol in 1998 to provide enough addresses for continued growth of the Internet. With IPv4 depletion on the horizon, ARIN began really emphasizing the importance of adopting IPv6 in May 2007 when our Board passed a Resolution to encourage networks to implement IPv6. With the help of volunteers from the ARIN Advisory Council, ARIN staff mapped out a plan to attend a large number of outreach events that included some of the largest Internet conferences in the region. During the calendar year of 2010, ARIN was present at 23 different outreach events starting with CES in January and including InterOp, IT Roadmap, Rocky Mountain IPv6, CANTO, FOSE, Open Source Convention, and HostingCon, among others. The message was clear – IPv4 addresses will no longer be available and IPv6 adoption is necessary for the Internet’s continued growth. We’ve continued to spread that message to this day.

The ARIN region ran out of IPv4 on 24 September 2015. Today, 3,098 ARIN members (~56%) have registered an IPv6 block. While we’re happy with that progress, we know we can do more. We’re continuing our IPv6 outreach campaign. We’re continuing to make sure the community’s aware that IPv6 fees are minimal and that registering an IPv6 block makes them eligible to request addresses via the reserved IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 deployment policy (NRPM 4.10). And today, we’re proud to announce a new campaign. Approximately 2,500 of our members without IPv6 are eligible to receive a block with no additional cost. We plan on implementing a new campaign to reach out to these members with a personal invitation to help them receive that free IPv6 block.

We’re incredibly pleased with the ARIN community’s progress with IPv6 deployment, but we still have work to do to make IPv6 ubiquitous. Together with you, the members of the ARIN community, on our 20th anniversary we’re proud to commit ourselves to work harder than ever to spread the message of IPv6 adoption in the years to come.

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Garmin and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Announce Garmin Pay Now Live on Garmin vívoactive 3 Smartwatch

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Garmin International, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. recently announce that the Garmin PayTM contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin’s vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service. The new feature on Garmin’s latest smartwatch enables consumers to make highly secure […]

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Garmin and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Announce Garmin Pay Now Live on Garmin vívoactive 3 Smartwatch

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Garmin International, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. recently announce that the Garmin PayTM contactless payment feature is now live on Garmin’s vívoactive 3 smartwatch and available to cardholders of issuing banks supporting the new service. The new feature on Garmin’s latest smartwatch enables consumers to make highly secure […]

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Calix AXOS accelerates past 100 Gfast service provider deployments

By Zenobia Hegde

Calix, Inc. announced it has accelerated past the 100 service provider deployment milestone for its AXOS Gfast solutions faster than any other vendor. Armed with Calix AXOS Gfast solutions, which simplify the delivery of new services, service providers globally are cost-effectively upgrading their offerings to a true symmetrical gigabit experience in challenging multi-dwelling unit (MDU) environments. By leveraging the Calix Gfast portfolio, the copper and coaxial cable infrastructure in many MDUs is no longer an obstacle to deployment, allowing service providers to offer a unified gigabit marketing message across their markets, and reap the benefits of AXOS, the world’s only Software Defined Access (SDA) platform, to deliver Always On services to all subscribers in record time.

One example of a service provider taking advantage of game-changing Calix technology is Skywire Networks, a division of Xchange Telecom. Based in Brooklyn and serving the surrounding areas of New York City and New Jersey, Skywire is often challenged to bring advanced broadband services to residents and businesses in older MDU buildings where the in-building network infrastructure is extremely out of date.

Through an innovative vision of bringing connectivity to these buildings wirelessly via fixed millimeter wave radios, the Company is utilising Calix AXOS Gfast solutions to provide fiber-like speeds to their subscribers within the buildings without the cost of rewiring the building.

“Even though we serve buildings in some of the largest cities in the country, many MDUs in our area are lacking adequate connectivity coming into their locations due to aging infrastructure and high costs to upgrade. It’s an area we like to call the ‘Digital Desert’,” said Alfred West, co-founder and chairman of Skywire Networks, a division of Xchange Telecom.

“However, through the fixed wireless connection to our buildings and the Calix AXOS Gfast solutions inside the MDUs, we can provide the high-speed services our customers are asking for, even business SLAs that rival those of a fiber network. Better yet, we can do it in the fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost through Gfast.“

With the latest additions of the industry’s first 48-port, Amendment 3 Gfast solutions to the Calix AXOS Gfast portfolio, service providers like Xchange can more cost-effectively serve subscribers in higher-density MDUs such as those found in large cities. The E3-48F Gfast Remote Node (sealed DPU) and E5-48F Gfast Nodes leverage the frequency range up to 212 MHz, which doubles broadband speeds over copper and, when deployed with Calix cDTA and bonding technologies, delivers symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps to subscribers.

When combined with the Calix E3-16F and E5-16F Gfast nodes, the Calix AXOS Gfast portfolio comprises the industry’s largest number of Gfast tested configurations in the Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program, and the broadest and most mature set of Gfast solutions on the market, further accelerating time-to-market for service providers with pre-tested, interoperable solutions.

“The deployment challenges for MDUs have been daunting for the industry as a whole, and Gfast has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective method to bring subscribers an unmatched broadband experience, no matter […]

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Calix AXOS accelerates past 100 Gfast service provider deployments

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By Zenobia Hegde

Calix, Inc. announced it has accelerated past the 100 service provider deployment milestone for its AXOS Gfast solutions faster than any other vendor. Armed with Calix AXOS Gfast solutions, which simplify the delivery of new services, service providers globally are cost-effectively upgrading their offerings to a true symmetrical gigabit experience in challenging multi-dwelling unit (MDU) environments. By leveraging the Calix Gfast portfolio, the copper and coaxial cable infrastructure in many MDUs is no longer an obstacle to deployment, allowing service providers to offer a unified gigabit marketing message across their markets, and reap the benefits of AXOS, the world’s only Software Defined Access (SDA) platform, to deliver Always On services to all subscribers in record time.

One example of a service provider taking advantage of game-changing Calix technology is Skywire Networks, a division of Xchange Telecom. Based in Brooklyn and serving the surrounding areas of New York City and New Jersey, Skywire is often challenged to bring advanced broadband services to residents and businesses in older MDU buildings where the in-building network infrastructure is extremely out of date.

Through an innovative vision of bringing connectivity to these buildings wirelessly via fixed millimeter wave radios, the Company is utilising Calix AXOS Gfast solutions to provide fiber-like speeds to their subscribers within the buildings without the cost of rewiring the building.

“Even though we serve buildings in some of the largest cities in the country, many MDUs in our area are lacking adequate connectivity coming into their locations due to aging infrastructure and high costs to upgrade. It’s an area we like to call the ‘Digital Desert’,” said Alfred West, co-founder and chairman of Skywire Networks, a division of Xchange Telecom.

“However, through the fixed wireless connection to our buildings and the Calix AXOS Gfast solutions inside the MDUs, we can provide the high-speed services our customers are asking for, even business SLAs that rival those of a fiber network. Better yet, we can do it in the fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost through Gfast.“

With the latest additions of the industry’s first 48-port, Amendment 3 Gfast solutions to the Calix AXOS Gfast portfolio, service providers like Xchange can more cost-effectively serve subscribers in higher-density MDUs such as those found in large cities. The E3-48F Gfast Remote Node (sealed DPU) and E5-48F Gfast Nodes leverage the frequency range up to 212 MHz, which doubles broadband speeds over copper and, when deployed with Calix cDTA and bonding technologies, delivers symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps to subscribers.

When combined with the Calix E3-16F and E5-16F Gfast nodes, the Calix AXOS Gfast portfolio comprises the industry’s largest number of Gfast tested configurations in the Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program, and the broadest and most mature set of Gfast solutions on the market, further accelerating time-to-market for service providers with pre-tested, interoperable solutions.

“The deployment challenges for MDUs have been daunting for the industry as a whole, and Gfast has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective method to bring subscribers an unmatched broadband experience, no matter […]

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TRENDnet Cameras Still Have Gaping Security Holes, 3 Years After FTC Settlement

By Robert Hackett

A bird’s-eye view of a playground. The inside of a convenience store. The entrance to a home.

All of these scenes, recorded live by Internet-connected surveillance cameras, have been open to snooping by even the most novice hackers, say researchers at Refirm Labs, a new startup founded by ex-National Security Agency workers. Anyone could remotely view these and scores of other remote locales through a vulnerability affecting certain surveillance cameras manufactured by TRENDnet, a California-based gadget-maker, they said.

Refirm is set to disclose this and other critical vulnerabilities affecting other devices, such as TRENDnet and Belkin routers as well as Dahua security cameras, on Wednesday. The company previewed its findings exclusively with Fortune in the lead-up to their publication.

“I wouldn’t even call this a hack because it doesn’t take any sophistication,” said Terry Dunlap, cofounder and CEO of Refirm, about the vulnerability, which affects TRENDnet’s TV-IP344PI camera model. Tuning into these cameras’ video feeds requires neither authorization nor authentication, but merely the knowledge of a device’s IP address, an easily obtained bit of identifying information, Dunlap said.

The findings call into question whether Trendnet has been taking the security of its products seriously enough in the wake of a 2014 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that found its security to be lax. Trendnet was forced to abide by tightened regulatory standards–bolstering its information security program and submitting to regular security audits–after a severe vulnerability allowed attackers to monitor and expose hundreds of video feeds from faulty cameras.

The latest version of the TRENDnet camera still has flaws that allow attackers to gain total control of a given camera, to use it to launch other attacks, to “brick” or destroy it, to meddle with its video outputs, or to install new programming instructions on it, the researchers said.

You can watch a demonstration of how hackers can take advantage of some of the bugs here.

TRENDnet was notified of the vulnerabilities this week, Dunlap said.

We have just received this report, and TRENDnet is currently reviewing it to validate the authenticity of each claim,” said Emily Chae, a spokesperson for TRENDnet, in an email to Fortune on Tuesday. “All TRENDnet products are tested by an internal audit team, and TRENDnet cameras go under further testing by a leading 3rd party security group. We will release a patch soon for any confirmed vulnerabilities.”

Other findings by Refirm included security holes in Belkin routers (model F9K1124v1), TRENDnet routers (TEW-816DRM), and a Dahua security camera (IPC-HDW4300S). The bugs could allow hackers to hijack devices, to meddle with their inner workings, to siphon data from networks, or to burrow deeper inside of them, the researchers said.

Dunlap’s team notified Belkin about the vulnerabilities affecting its products in two reports released in June and Oct. by his previous company, Tactical Network Solutions. Belkin released patches soon after.

“All three vulnerabilities have been addressed and we recommend that Belkin customers update their routers to this latest firmware,” said Karen Sohl, a spokesperson for Belkin.

Like TRENDnet, Dahua is only just learning about the issues affecting their products. Refirm is urging people to avoid Dahua’s products entirely, since it says many of them include hardcoded credentials that allow anyone to tamper with a device’s firmware or install backdoors.

The Refirm team provocatively suggested that this may have been done intentionally.

“This vulnerability is not the result of an accidental logic error or poor programming practice, but rather an intentional backdoor placed into the product by the vendor,” the researchers wrote. “Given that many other Dahua products contain this exact same backdoor, we strongly recommend against connecting any Dahua products to critical or sensitive networks.”

Refirm didn’t explain why Dahua would want to such a thing, and Dahua did not immediately respond to Fortune’s request for comment.

In most cases, Dunlap says, “if developers implemented secure coding practices from the very start, a significant number of IoT [Internet of Things] attacks would not exist today.”

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Where patches are not available, as is the case for TRENDnet and Dahua, Refirm advises people to sequester their cameras and routers away from internal networks, to limit their access to sensitive resources, or to remove them entirely until further notice.

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TRENDnet Cameras Still Have Gaping Security Holes, 3 Years After FTC Settlement

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By Robert Hackett

A bird’s-eye view of a playground. The inside of a convenience store. The entrance to a home.

All of these scenes, recorded live by Internet-connected surveillance cameras, have been open to snooping by even the most novice hackers, say researchers at Refirm Labs, a new startup founded by ex-National Security Agency workers. Anyone could remotely view these and scores of other remote locales through a vulnerability affecting certain surveillance cameras manufactured by TRENDnet, a California-based gadget-maker, they said.

Refirm is set to disclose this and other critical vulnerabilities affecting other devices, such as TRENDnet and Belkin routers as well as Dahua security cameras, on Wednesday. The company previewed its findings exclusively with Fortune in the lead-up to their publication.

“I wouldn’t even call this a hack because it doesn’t take any sophistication,” said Terry Dunlap, cofounder and CEO of Refirm, about the vulnerability, which affects TRENDnet’s TV-IP344PI camera model. Tuning into these cameras’ video feeds requires neither authorization nor authentication, but merely the knowledge of a device’s IP address, an easily obtained bit of identifying information, Dunlap said.

The findings call into question whether Trendnet has been taking the security of its products seriously enough in the wake of a 2014 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that found its security to be lax. Trendnet was forced to abide by tightened regulatory standards–bolstering its information security program and submitting to regular security audits–after a severe vulnerability allowed attackers to monitor and expose hundreds of video feeds from faulty cameras.

The latest version of the TRENDnet camera still has flaws that allow attackers to gain total control of a given camera, to use it to launch other attacks, to “brick” or destroy it, to meddle with its video outputs, or to install new programming instructions on it, the researchers said.

You can watch a demonstration of how hackers can take advantage of some of the bugs here.

TRENDnet was notified of the vulnerabilities this week, Dunlap said.

We have just received this report, and TRENDnet is currently reviewing it to validate the authenticity of each claim,” said Emily Chae, a spokesperson for TRENDnet, in an email to Fortune on Tuesday. “All TRENDnet products are tested by an internal audit team, and TRENDnet cameras go under further testing by a leading 3rd party security group. We will release a patch soon for any confirmed vulnerabilities.”

Other findings by Refirm included security holes in Belkin routers (model F9K1124v1), TRENDnet routers (TEW-816DRM), and a Dahua security camera (IPC-HDW4300S). The bugs could allow hackers to hijack devices, to meddle with their inner workings, to siphon data from networks, or to burrow deeper inside of them, the researchers said.

Dunlap’s team notified Belkin about the vulnerabilities affecting its products in two reports released in June and Oct. by his previous company, Tactical Network Solutions. Belkin released patches soon after.

“All three vulnerabilities have been addressed and we recommend that Belkin customers update their routers to this latest firmware,” said Karen Sohl, a spokesperson for Belkin.

Like TRENDnet, Dahua is only just learning about the issues affecting their products. Refirm is urging people to avoid Dahua’s products entirely, since it says many of them include hardcoded credentials that allow anyone to tamper with a device’s firmware or install backdoors.

The Refirm team provocatively suggested that this may have been done intentionally.

“This vulnerability is not the result of an accidental logic error or poor programming practice, but rather an intentional backdoor placed into the product by the vendor,” the researchers wrote. “Given that many other Dahua products contain this exact same backdoor, we strongly recommend against connecting any Dahua products to critical or sensitive networks.”

Refirm didn’t explain why Dahua would want to such a thing, and Dahua did not immediately respond to Fortune’s request for comment.

In most cases, Dunlap says, “if developers implemented secure coding practices from the very start, a significant number of IoT [Internet of Things] attacks would not exist today.”

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Where patches are not available, as is the case for TRENDnet and Dahua, Refirm advises people to sequester their cameras and routers away from internal networks, to limit their access to sensitive resources, or to remove them entirely until further notice.

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Digital coupon redemptions to surpass $90 billion by 2022, says Juniper Research

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By Zenobia Hegde

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion (€77.15 billion) by 2022, up from $47 billion (€39.85 billion) in 2017.

The new research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Leading Vendors, Technologies & Market Forecasts 2017-2022, finds that the dominant mobile channel will be led by in-app coupon redemptions towards the end of the period, overtaking SMS; a channel which also continues to grow markedly well.

For more insights, download the free whitepaper: ‘Coupons ~ 3 New Technologies Set to Energise Loyalty‘.

Emerging technologies to boost digital loyalty

Juniper finds that the largest volumes of coupon redemptions will be generated via app-based platforms by the end of the period, as providers see increased preference for the loading of both one-time and loyalty-based incentives for use in store. The research identified 3 stand-out technologies showing significant disruptive potential:

Chatbots
QR Codes
Invisible payments

For the first time, Juniper has quantified the volume of chatbot coupons as 25 million this year, with this set to reach 1.1 billion by 2022. The technology will enable greater personalisation of offers; particularly through use via social media, and at a fraction of the cost of using human operatives, and will aid in driving commerce transactions both online, and in store.

Additionally, technologies which streamline the shopping experience, such as invisible payments, or provide additional information and linked offers, such as with QR codes, will greatly enhance the in-store experience, driving footfall for physical retailers.

Mobile to account for nearly 80% of coupon redemptions

The research found that mobile will account for nearly 80% of all coupon redemptions by 2022. It identified the importance of targeted channels; in particular SMS, as research author Lauren Foye explained:“SMS remains a vital channel in reaching consumers, whereby a phone number acts as a unique ID in delivering one-time offers. Consumers are more receptive to personalised offers delivered via this channel, being protected by stringent regulation in Western markets which prevents high volumes of spam, compared to arguably less customer-minded channels such as email.”

Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.

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UK government finds Artificial Intelligence is nothing to do with Boris and invests in tech sector

By Jeremy Cowan

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May announced today a new £20 million (€22.3 million) fund to help public services use UK expertise in innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence. Who knows, says Jeremy Cowan, it may even take Mrs May’s mind off her Brexit woes, her vulnerable minority government, or whatever her Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson is mis-speaking now.

Earlier, the Prime Minister met leading digital entrepreneurs and innovators from across the UK, as she announced a series of measures to support the “continued growth and success” of the country’s tech sector. There was plenty of talk of being world class and of the Government’s “enduring commitment” to this vital industry.

The PM and Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new package of support which includes:

Doubling to 2,000 the number of visas available to the brightest and best talent from around the world, including in digital technology.
An investment of £21 million (€23.4 million) to expand Tech City UK into a nationwide network called Tech Nation, designed to accelerate the growth of the digital tech sector across the country.
A new £20 million fund to help public services take advantage of UK expertise in technologies like Artificial Intelligence.
The launch of a £20 million training programme which will challenge thousands of young people aged 14 to 18 to test their skills against simulated online cyber threats.

Mrs May said: “It is absolutely right that this dynamic sector, which makes such an immense contribution to our economic life and to our society, has the full backing of Government. Technology is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy, and we will continue to invest in the best new innovations and ideas, in the brightest and best talent, and in revolutionary digital infrastructure.

“And as we prepare to leave the European Union, I am clear that Britain will remain open for business,” she added.

Open all hours

The new funding for Tech Nation will see the organisation expand its hub model to more cities around the country, including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham. Building on the work of existing regional clusters, Tech Nation will support 40,000 entrepreneurs and up to 4,000 start-up companies.

The new ‘GovTech’ challenge fund will encourage UK firms to use technology to solve challenges facing the public sector, while a dedicated new team will act as a front door into Whitehall to connect tech companies to the right parts of Government.

Following months of lobbying by industry bodies and alternative broadband providers frustrated at Openreach‘s slow and patchy broadband roll-out, the government reports that “a new £2 million (€2.23 million) pilot voucher scheme” is also being launched in six areas. This is part of the administration’s pledge to bring “the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband to homes and businesses across the country”. Local companies will be among those offered vouchers by broadband suppliers to pay for what are described as “gold-standard full-fibre gigabit connections”.

And there are just days left for students to apply for a new apprenticeship and university bursary worth £4,000 (€4,460) a year, being offered by the National Cyber […]

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