Meltdown & Spectre security flaws (VDI outage Fri 5 Jan)

VDI unavailable, Fri 5 Jan, 9am - 12noon due to patching.

What is happening?

You may be aware of recent news items regarding two security flaws dubbed as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. Significant work is currently ongoing to protect our systems and data from these vulnerabilities.

As a result, the VDI desktop service which provides access to electronic resources, will be unavailable between 9am – 12noon tomorrow, Friday 5 Jan.

Please bear with us while we mitigate the risks posed by these vulnerabilities. More information on the bug can be found online.