2022 Open IT Salary Report

Another year, another Salary Report! Our 2022 Open IT Salary Report has landed! We’ve had the biggest response ever, yet again, with over 1,000 responses! 🤯 We hope you get some great use out of this data, whether that’s asking your boss for that pay rise that you deserve, or getting a better idea of salaries within other roles, working …

Zuckerberg’s ‘Metaverse’ – Delusion or Revolution?

I’m sure everyone’s heard by now about Zuckerberg’s newest gimmick in the works, the so-called ✨Metaverse✨ – the augmented reality virtual world that promises the ability to “unlock a load of amazing new experiences” and claims that it will be the next best thing “since mobile internet”. Do you believe a word of this? Make no mistake, AR/VR is a …

How to Run ParrotOS on WSL2

In this tutorial, I will show you how to get ParrotOS running directly on WSL2, running Windows 10 (ver. 2004 / Build 19041 or higher) OR Windows 11 x64. ParrotOS is very useful if you’re getting started in pen testing, as it already has all the useful tools installed that you need to get going. As with any pen testing …

Cybersecurity: Things to know going into 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended our tech chat today with Stetson, Lewis & Jason! It was great to see all of your cyber security questions coming in – sorry if we missed you! I hope it gave some valuable insight into the cyber security space in the near future, including your most vulnerable ‘Layer 8‘! We will definitely be doing …

Machine Level Automation

Thank you to everyone who attended our Machine Level Automation Event last Wednesday! Special thanks to N-able Head Nerds, Jason Murphy and Marc-Andre Tanguay for their time on this! Did you miss the event? No problem – watch back the Livestream here! Extra Resources Want to check out the automation scripts used in the Livestream? Click here to download them! …

WireGuard – VPN underdog?

Most of us have used a VPN for one reason or another. More recently, due to a heightened increase in “work from home” initiatives, companies have taken advantage of VPNs to keep employees ‘inside’ their networks, virtually. Not to mention the huge take up in VPN subscriptions for private use in recent years. For the most part, OpenVPN is the …

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

It has been reported that Ubiquiti have suffered a substantial breach of their systems. On the 11th January, Ubiquiti reported that a breach involving a third-party cloud provider exposed customer account credentials. A source who participated in the response to that breach alleges Ubiquiti massively downplayed a “catastrophic” incident to minimize the hit to its stock price, and that the …

Attackers place back door in Official PHP Git Repo

Attackers managed to implement a backdoor in PHP’s official Git repo. Two commits were made on Sunday 28th March 2021 which were apparent “minor adjustments”, however, enabled the ability to preform remote code execution on any server running PHP. This was shortly discovered by PHP users. Nikita Popov issued a statement, claiming “We don’t yet know howexactly this happened, but …

ITSG Anonymous Salary Survey 2021 Has Landed!

That’s right, it’s here! We’ve just launched our 2021 Anonymous Salary Survey and we’re now accepting submissions – we’ve also thrown in a giveaway to a lucky winner this year… … you could win a Raspberry Pi 4 Kit! That’s right, all you have to do is take the survey and we will contact one of you on the 27th …

Pi Pico: The $4 Microcontroller Revolution

On the 21st January 2021, Raspberry Pi released their Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller. It’s built on the new RP2040 chip developed by Raspberry Pi themselves! It’s programmable with both C/C++ and MicroPython, packing quite the punch with a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. Raspberry Pi (2021) So… what can I use it for? Whatever your heart desires! The Pico allows for …