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…

Todd Howe, Linux Systems Engineer Traditionally, specialists in information security divide into two opposing camps — the Red Team and the Blue Team. The Red Team’s role is to simulate barbarians at the gate: probing network defences and acting like attackers in order to expose and report weaknesses. Blue Team is left to pick up…

From policies and practices… Without exception, consumers at companies need to take a greater interest in the privacy policies governing how data is handled by their technology providers, this ties in with the previous remarks about informed trust. The questions aren’t limited to the technology measures a supplier uses to maintain confidence, but rather about…

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