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Ransomware: What we can learn from the CD Projekt Red hack?

24.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, recently fell victim to a targeted cyber-attack. The Polish developer stated that “an unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt Capital Group, and left a ransom note”. Threatening to sell the studio’s source codes, the attacker (known as HelloKitty) demanded to be paid in full. At this stage, the studio has refused to give in, or even negotiate. Instead, they’ve secured their IT infrastructure and insisted that their backup remains intact. But even so, the reputational damage has already been…

Achieving Performance Efficiency in Azure 

17.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

Just like AWS has a Well-Architected Framework to ensure best practice in the cloud, Azure has its own guiding tenets. Consisting of five pillars of architectural excellence, this framework is designed to help users improve the quality of their workload.   One of these…

The 5 biggest myths about dedicated servers

11.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

When it comes to hosting, the best solution is the one that’s bespoke to your business. After all, there’s no point copying what your competitors are doing if you’re looking for a service that meets all of your objectives. Take…

What Does Operational Excellence Mean In AWS?

8.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

AWS encourages all users to follow their Well-Architected Framework. Consisting of five pillars, it’s designed to help customers apply best practices in AWS environments.  The first pillar is Operational Excellence and concerns the ability to run workloads effectively, gain insight…