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How secure is the cloud in 2020?

23.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Despite increasing levels of adoption by organisations of all sizes, cloud solutions continue to be plagued by misconceptions about their security. It’s still commonly assumed that the cloud offers a less secure option compared to on-premises infrastructure. So, how does it really shape up, and what security challenges face the cloud in 2020?  Mythbusting the cloud  While businesses that keep their data on-site often feel as though they have more control over its security, the flaw in that plan is usually a lack of in-house expertise. The cyber-skills gap is widely documented, leaving almost half of UK businesses unable to deal with even basic security tasks. Unless you can afford a dedicated, specialised on-site security team, chances are…

#BacktoBasics: What is vulnerability scanning? 

21.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Cybersecurity remains high on the agenda for businesses navigating the unprecedented landscape of 2020. With cybercriminals phishing to take advantage of the pandemic, and the shift to remote working creating new opportunities for hackers, cyber-attacks are booming.   We’re going back to the basics of cybersecurity…

Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability: How to stay safe

17.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

On Friday 11th August Microsoft announced a phased two-part security update to address a recently identified vulnerability affecting Netlogon. The first stage of the update is underway, with the second phase expected in Q1 2021. Whilst Microsoft has known about the vulnerability since August, a Proof…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

What is an intrusion detection system?

9.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Navigating the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape is essential for businesses who want to survive in today’s digital world. For organisations looking to ramp up their cybersecurity, the range of options available can often be a source of confusion – what does each solution do, and which is…

Phishing and Covid-19: Why the world is getting hooked

3.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

In March, it was reported that phishing attacks had increased by 667% since the end of February, as Covid tightened its grip across the globe. The first Covid-related phishing scam actually surfaced as early as the end of January. Fast-forward to August, and HMRC reported it was investigating more than 10,000 coronavirus-related phishing attacks with cybercriminals…

EDR vs SIEM: What’s the difference, and which is right for your business?

19.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

With a recent survey revealing that 86% of businesses expect an increase in cyber-threats over the next 12 months, it’s clear that the ever-evolving threat landscape is a major concern for organisations of all sizes. Understanding the distinction between endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms…

Navigating the cyber skills gap in 2020

14.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

While developments in technology are providing highly intelligent, automated solutions and improved security tools, the ever-present cyber skills gap remains a constant issue for businesses across the world. No matter the advancements in automation and security tech, experienced cybersecurity staff remain the best form…

SIEM technology, GDPR and PCI DSS compliance

12.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the two years since GDPR came into effect there have been more than 160,000 reported compliance breaches, resulting in fines totalling over €144 million. Whilst many of these breaches remain the result of human error, cybersecurity has an increasingly important role to play in ensuring customers’ personal information is kept…

5 ways businesses are saving money in 2020

5.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In a year like no other, it’s hard to find a sector or organisation totally unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While retail and leisure industries have suffered more than most, 2020 has prompted all businesses to take a long, hard look at how to make their budgets stretch that little…