Why cloud security must move from threat detection to threat hunting?

23 November 2020

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, impacting organisations more than ever. As per a recent survey by Barracuda, researchers have observed a 667% increase in spear-phishing attacks since the end of February, 2020 with the damage related to cybercrime projected to hit US$6tn annually by 2021.

Threat actors are actively using Covid-19 social engineering themes to try to take advantage of remote workers, health concerns, stimulus payments, trusted brands, and more. With the explosion in remote working and cloud adoption, we believe cybersecurity is an essential foundation for enterprises to thrive in a digital-first post pandemic era.

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We all need a wireless environment we can trust

19 November 2020

Orsi

Orsi

Wi-Fi is the most popular wireless networking protocol and has existed for more than 20 years. Yet the layer two surface of the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI), where Wi-Fi starts its initial connection sequences, has remained largely undefended from many cyber threats because there are no industry standards or common methods for testing the security efficacy of Wi-Fi access points. It is also because the market has prioritised performance over safety for way too long.

Because shockingly very little cyber security protection exists at layer two, even a rookie hacker armed with tools that cost under £150 tools and one of the many YouTube ‘how-to’ videos, could potentially steal passwords, files, intercept emails, install malware and much more.

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Blancco study highlights the rise in e-waste during global pandemic

18 November 2020

Blancco, a firm that helps organisations safely erase data and keep current data secure, has released its new report, The Rising Tide of E-Waste, which shows the impacts the Covid-19 pandemic has had on electronic scrap.

The study, for which Blancco partnered with Coleman Parkes, also shows that 97% of companies surveyed had to buy laptops during the pandemic.

 

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Greening the data centre and reaping the benefits

14 November 2020

David Watkins, solutions director for Virtus Data Centres

David Watkins, solutions director for Virtus Data Centres

You don’t have to work in technology to know that the internet is powering the way we live and work. Wired and wireless digital connectivity is a fundamental component of healthcare systems, remote working and learning, e-commerce, and public service delivery – particularly crucial during the COVID pandemic. You also don’t have work in the industry to know that the infrastructure that makes all of this work has often been considered a significant blight on the environment.

Today, there are more than eight million data centres globally, which not only dispose of many metric tons of hardware every year, but which also account for around one, to one and a half per cent of global power consumption, a proportion which is comparable with the level of carbon emissions of the airline sector. Experts agree that, if the technology industry doesn’t take action to reduce these numbers, it’s likely that the energy consumption of data centres could contribute more than ten per cent of the world’s electricity supply in the next ten years.

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