Organisations must reconsider how they protect data

By Ted Pretty A new IDC Perspective entitled Is Data the New Endpoint(1) proposes that organisations need to change how they think, and instead view data itself as an endpoint to improve how it can be secured. The report states that: “Data is an asset that is increasing in value, created and stored in an […]

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Perimeter Security – A Cycle of Failure

The manner in which enterprises conduct business has changed drastically over the past two decades, but approaches to security have not. During the advent of e-commerce, businesses focused on network firewalls, system hardening and network intrusion detection systems to protect web servers from compromises or denial of service attacks. As businesses made this environment more […]

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WannaCry Attack: Let’s Talk Cloud and Encryption

The 150 country wide ransomware attack, known as WannaCry, which took down a number of organisations, including several NHS trusts, flooded the media last month. The ransomware attack – which involved cyber criminals gaining access to data and then encrypting it with a key known only to them – saw $300 worth of bitcoin being […]

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