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 …

Holby City and Casualty hit by catastrophic cyber-attack in crossover joint episode

This week, the BBC TV series Casualty and Holby City were hit by a devastating cyber-attack in a crossover joint episode. Healthcare establishments may be used to treating infectious diseases on a daily basis, but when Holby and Casualty are hit by a computer virus this week, the whole building is thrown into total panic! During this catastrophic cyber breach, …

Today’s dynamic threat landscape- Threat Hunting in Action

The dramatic increase in cyber-breaches alongside the ever growing talent shortage, is putting many businesses in difficult to defend positions. According to the Cisco Annual Security Report only 53% of companies believe “they have a good system for verifying that security incidents have actually occurred.” Many global businesses are now realising that they cannot simply sit back and wait to …

Happy new year-Lets take a look back on 2018 in the world of Cyber Security

We became CREST accredited Penetration Testers Becoming CREST accredited penetration testers is the highest accolade within this field. This accreditation is a proven cyber security framework which demonstrates our up to date knowledge of the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers. This has been a great opportunity to show our customers that we are the go-to specialists for …

Who is responsible for Cyber Security in shared offices?

In recent years co-working office environments have greatly increased in popularity. While shared offices are a great way to aid collaboration and innovative thinking. There is often a grey area around who is responsible for protecting critical company data.  Unfortunatley for many businesses, there is a false assumption that the office provider is responsible for implementing cyber security measures. Although they may provide internet connectivity, cyber security responsibility lies with each individual business. If businesses fail to invest their time and efforts into building an effective security strategy, they are putting their business at risk of suffering a damaging cyber …

Customer case study: Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials (CE) is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme’s five security controls can prevent “around 80% of cyber attacks”. The certification is a valuable indicator that the organisation has taken the necessary measures to bolster cyber security and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. …

New starter: Stacie Read joins our expanding team!

Why did you join Equilibrium? I joined Equilibrium as an Account Manager because I honestly believe we have something special to provide to our customers and the partnerships I have built over the years. I was already familiar with Equilibrium as I partnered with them when working for another successful security reseller. They always went above and beyond for our …