Updated June 28, 2017: New Ransomware, Petya: a global threat Many organizations worldwide are being crippled by a new variant of the Petya ransomware. The new variant, also known as Petrwrap *update: it seems some groups are referring to this outbreak as “NotPetya” and classifying it as a “Ransomworm”, has penetrated a number of vital network…

Protect your business from WannaCry and future ransomware threats We’re providing a quick action list to reduce the spread and impact of WannaCry, the ransomware which affected 200,000+ systems in 150 countries starting on Friday May 12.  While the situation is very serious, the solution for stopping this breed of ransomware is now clearly documented and…

  Is your data an easy target for social engineering hacks? For a process called ‘penetration testing’ a credit bureau recently hired a security company (run by a well-known former cybercriminal skilled in a variety of break in techniques) – to devise ways to breach security in their IT systems, to look for openings in…

5 steps to build your cyber security strategy With every passing day, businesses become more reliant on online resources. It’s very likely your business has either moved to or at least discussed shifting workloads to the cloud. Simultaneously the cyber security challenges are becoming more and more complex. A single security breach of your company’s data can have a far…

The recent DDoS attack against DYN’s DNS services on October 21st was a rude wake-up call to many organisations.  The attack effectively crippled many large internet websites and social media services and caused large-scale disruption to thousands of small and mid-sized businesses across the eastern seaboard of the USA. In light of this, we’d like to…

Cloud Security Tips The nightmare of forever-lost, accidentally deleted files could potentially be over with the advent of cloud computing, but security breaches pose a new set of concerns for business professionals. On the professional side, failure to protect customer data is a public relations nightmare that could also open businesses up to litigation. A…

Centralizing and delegating control of your mission critical systems and data out of the office and into the cloud is something that would make any business cringe. We understand that and have learned this first hand when building cloud services. Security has been proven to be an area that has become a constant challenge for…

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