Why are Continuous Scans Important for Vulnerability Management?

To protect against evolving digital threats, organisations must have a proactive approach to tackling them. Unfortunately, many businesses do not treat cyber security as an ongoing process. Although your systems may be secure today, tomorrow a hacker may discover a critical vulnerability in your systems. Scary huh? Although this is an unsettling thought, we are on not in the businesses …

New starter: Adrien James joins the team as a Business Development Manager

I have been working in technology for the past 6 years. Working in IT contract recruitment. For a technical training provider and a KBB software company. From doing my research before joining the company I could see Equilibrium has the same core values as me. Behind every product the people are the ones who deliver excellence. This is a company …

Behind the scenes at Equilibrium Security part 2- Cyber Essentials

One of the services we offer is Cyber Essentials assessments. This is split into two assessments, the self-assessment: which is based on answering a list of questions; and the plus assessment which is carried out on-site, looking to verify the answers in the self-assessment as well as carrying out further tests. Those tests verify that: software is all up to …

Why should businesses use 2-factor authentication?

With so much of our lives happening online, it is no surprise that our digital accounts have become a magnet for cyber criminals. As users open more and more accounts they suddenly have far too many passwords to remember. This can lead to every security expert’s worst nightmare: password recycling. Understandably hackers thrive off this unfortunate human habit.  Hacking software …

The Need for Email Security – Protecting from Ransomware and more

When it comes to cyber-attacks, email is still the most common threat vector. Businesses can be bombarded with socially engineered phishing attacks with malicious attachments that can lead to the compromise of sensitive information. All it takes is for one person not to recognise a spoofed sender address or to unwittingly click on an attachment or link to an unsecure site for …

Meet Eve: our sixth form placement student with a keen interest in cybersecurity!

I was very excited to discover Equilibrium Security Services as they are a company with expertise and a dedication to all things cyber-security, a subject I have become very interested in and hope to study myself. My interest in cyber-security grew when I attended some courses called CyberFirst on the subject a few years ago, where I learnt about some …

Behind the scenes at Equilibrium Security- Part 1

Like many businesses, it is the people behind the Equilibrium name that make it a success. This is not just success in terms of business achievements, but in terms of technical excellence, customer satisfaction and the commitment to making a real difference for each individual client. Here at Equilibrium we don’t want to be a faceless organisation. Our employees work …

Hiscox cyber breaches survey: 55% of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’

In today’s cyber-threat landscape, spotting malicious threats requires advanced security controls and high-level visibility. Organisations who successfully protect their data are those who invest in solutions which offer cyber threat intelligence and surveillance capabilities. To safeguard business critical data, you must have a layered approach to protecting it. This should involve having security controls at each potential entry point to …

New starter: Matt Ford joins the team as a Business Development Manager

I wanted to join Equilibrium to grow my career and further my success in Cyber Security services – I wanted to be very conscientious in who I progressed my career with, in our ever noisy market it’s becoming very hard for companies like ourselves to differentiate against the rest, and what stood out for me is that Equilibrium are Pure …

New starter: Daniel McDougall joins the team as a Cyber Security Engineer

I joined Equilibrium, to further my career in Cyber Security – to gain exposure into working with a wider range of Cisco Security products and to further my skills in penetration testing. I like that Equilibrium have a tight-knit team of passionate security professionals with such a strong focus on personal development. I was born and raised in South Africa …