Autonomous cloud security

11 May 2021

Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima

Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima

The Covid-19 pandemic has created exponential growth in companies requiring cloud services, but their IT staff don’t have all the technical skills to effectively and safely move them to the cloud. This leaves companies open to security vulnerabilities as well as meaning they are not optimising their cloud environment. 

While many businesses have risen to the challenges of remote working, infrastructure and security remain an issue. But automated cloud services with in-built security solutions can solve these problems. They can be bought on a pay-as-you-go basis, addressing large CAPEX outlay issues and allowing companies to overcome legacy application issues and provide security that protects both employee and company from outside attack. 

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Zero-trust networking

11 May 2021

Darren Fields, regional vice president, cloud networking, EMEA at Citrix

Darren Fields, regional vice president, cloud networking, EMEA at Citrix

Imagine you are in a foreign city for the first time and need to take a taxi cab to reach your destination. When hailing a taxi, the only thing you can go by is a quick inspection: if it looks like a taxi, carries the typical “taxi” sign, a taxi registration number, and the name of a taxi company written on its doors, you get onboard – unless the car, again at first glance, is in terrible shape. 

As soon as you have taken your seat in the cab, you need to trust the driver: you need to assume that they will take you to your destination smoothly, won’t endanger your safety by speeding or drunk driving, and will avoid unnecessary detours. This is always a somewhat uneasy feeling – but we cope with it. 

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Vipre releases latest cybersecurity defence bundles

11 May 2021

Vipre UK & Ireland has released its latest cybersecurity defence bundles, providing businesses with protection at their core, edge or across the entire business network. 

The latest packages marry the essential security foundations of e-mail and endpoint protection with the emerging necessities of security awareness training, web access control, protection from misaddressed e-mails, multi-layered DLP and cloud-based VPN.

“The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, and as the ongoing pandemic presents even more opportunities for hackers to strike, businesses need to implement the right solutions to strengthen their cyber defence strategy,” said Andrea Babbs, UK general manager, Vipre Security. 

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University of Hertfordshire suffers major cyberattack

11 May 2021

The University of Hertfordshire was hit by a cyber-attack that has taken down its entire IT network as well as blocking access to its cloud-based services. It revealed the attack occurred late on April 14 in a statement posted on its website. As a result, all its online classes scheduled today for the following day were cancelled.

The statement read: “Shortly before 22:00 last night, the University experienced a cyber-attack which has impacted all of our systems, including those in the cloud such as Canvas, MS Teams and Zoom. Please be reassured that our IT colleagues are working hard to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

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