How to stay safe from cloud security threats

Unsurprisingly, ‘the cloud’ has absolutely nothing to do with those white fluffy things in the sky. Essentially, the cloud is a way of storing and accessing data on a server separate to your corporate network. To enable the effective running of popular cloud applications like Dropbox, there are often numerous internet-connected computers situated across the globe. ‘Cloud Computing’ simply uses …

How can Cisco Duo help you achieve ISO 27001 compliance?

Having secure, effective password policies across your corporate accounts is more important than ever before. For obvious reasons, cyber-criminals are desperate to get their hands-on passwords as they are the key to open your private accounts. There isn’t a week that goes by that there isn’t another story in the press about a largescale password leak. Worryingly, 80% of hacking-related …

The cyber-bullying epidemic- How to safeguard students from online trolls

Over the last decade there has been an unprecedented rise in the use of digital technology. So much so that our mobile devices and the use of social media permeate into almost every corner of our lives. This tech-evolution undoubtedly provides countless benefits for the global population.  However, in many cases it can also be a double-edged sword. Although social …

Recent Verizon report shows worrying global drop in PCI Compliance

Verizon has recently published the ‘2019 Payment Security Report’ which highlighted a worrying decrease in PCI compliance.  According to new statistics, global compliance is at a record low of just 36.7%, this is now the second year in a row that PCI compliance has decreased. Verizon discovered that the highest PCI compliance rate is in the Asia-Pacific region at 69.6%, …

Black Friday hacking season: the top 9 red flags

Another year brings yet another Black Friday shopping frenzy. This annual shopping event may be a great opportunity for Christmas shoppers to bag a few festive bargains. However, in the mad rush to land the best discounts, shoppers often drop their guard and become easy targets for cybercriminals. In the UK, it is predicted that spend will increase by 3.4% …

Protecting Office365: Are built-in security features enough to protect your data?

As our email accounts are the backbone of business communications, it is of no surprise that they have become a magnet for cyber criminals. But do you have advanced email security controls protecting this ‘treasure trove’ of corporate information? Unfortunately, many businesses are still depending on bare minimum-security features offered by email providers such as Office365 to protect their critical …

The NCSC announce that Iasme will be the sole Cyber Essentials accreditation body from April 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre has recently announced that IASME will take over as the sole accreditation body for Cyber Essentials from April 2020. After a lengthy deliberation process The IASME Consortium Ltd was named as the new Cyber Essentials partner. This decision has been made in a bid to streamline the Cyber Essentials process and improve the consistency of the scheme. By having one accreditation body, the NCSC hope that this will create a much clearer path to achieving …

Are third party software applications exposing businesses to cyber-threats?

When it comes to vulnerability management, you cannot fix the flaws you don’t know about.  In a nutshell, visibility is everything. The more you know about the security of your applications and infrastructure, the better equipped you are to keep it safe from malicious intrusions.  Regular vulnerability scans are a vital component of any effective Cyber Security strategy. To maintain …

New starter: Will Tams joins the team as a Business Development Manager

Having worked within the IT industry for the last 15 years and the last 9 ½ as an Account Manager, my move to Equilibrium was driven by the desire to work with a company solely focused on providing the highest level of service to help businesses protect themselves from ever increasing cyber threats. This can only be achieved by having …

How can the financial services industry protect their data from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks?

Investment into robust Cyber Security measures needs to be a critical concern for all financial services organisations.  For obvious reasons, financial firms have always been a prime target for cyber criminals. Unfortunatley, due to the sensitive nature of the information they process, banks are faced with a barrage of malicious attacks on a daily basis. Although banks are fully aware …