A Nightmare Before Christmas

A Nightmare Before Christmas

Over half of IT professionals report they’re worried their network will suffer a data breach at the hands of a careless celebration Dealing with potential data loss will be the number one headache confronting IT professionals in the run up to the 2015 holiday season. According to the third annual “Happy Holidays?” survey from Ipswitch, […]

Mitigating Security Risks at the Network’s Edge

Organisations operating across multiple locations face ongoing, extensive challenges in maintaining network security and are at a particularly high risk of suffering data breaches. The highly vulnerable ‘Network’s Edge’ must be carefully protected against threats and malicious attacks. Criminals view the Network’s Edge as a soft target, since the distributed locations frequently process highly sensitive […]

Dispelling the Myths of PCI DSS

Dispelling the Myths of PCI DSS

Almost a decade on from its original launch in 2006, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) continues to generate heated debate regarding its precise application and interpretation. Many of the issues stem from the wealth of misinformation out there about the standard, perpetuated by individuals and groups who do not properly understand […]

Companies Accuse their Competitors of Staging DDoS Attacks Against them

Competitors of Staging DDoS Attacks Against them

According to recent research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, nearly half (48 per cent) of the companies surveyed believe they know the identity and motivation of those behind recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)  attacks against them, with many naming competitors as key culprits. Whilst criminals seeking to disrupt a company’s operations make up […]

Security Predictions: “Eventually IoT will become Secure”

Security Predictions: “Eventually IoT will become Secure”

As we reach the end of 2015, security experts from Lieberman Software Corporation have gazed into their crystal ball to help predict what may lie ahead for the IT security industry in 2016 and beyond. Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy, on 2016: Many antivirus and security product companies will discontinue their on-premises products due […]

The Principle of Least Privilege – Using IT to take Control of People and Processes

Ashley Madison, TalkTalk, Sony and Morrisons. Big brands. Big hacks. BIG losses. Along with its good name, data is one of the most valuable assets a business can own. Whether it’s secret information on a proprietary technology, sensitive confidential customer information, or access to critical infrastructure, data and its access are valuable and a compromise […]

Companies Exposing Credit Card Data

Expose Credit Card Data

It has been reported that 16 companies from around the globe have exposed credit card data during payments to their mobile websites and apps, including Aer Lingus, Chiltern Railways, EasyJet, San Diego Zoo, Air Canada, Sistic and AirAsia. Reports suggest the leakages seem to be being caused by not using HTTPS secure protocol to secure […]