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 …

Equilibrium achieve prestigious CREST certification for our penetration testing services.

As a specialist security provider in the industry, we value the importance of achieving the highest security certifications. Although we have been carrying out penetration tests for over a decade, Equilibrium are proud to announce we have recently achieved the prestigious CREST accreditation for our penetration testing services. This accreditation is a proven cyber security framework which demonstrates our up …

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

Why did you choose to do a placement here at Equilibrium? The reason I wanted to do my 2 week placement at Equilibrium is because I am interested in cybersecurity. Equilibrium was the best place to learn about networks, ethical hacking and Cisco products. Everyone at Equilibrium is motivated, passionate and has helped with any questions I have had. During …

Penetration testing and achieving DSP Toolkit compliance

Over the past few years there has been an unprecedented number of attacks which have targeted healthcare organisations. These cyber-attacks have caused extreme disruption, interrupting patient access to appointments, medication and crucial care. To address the growing threat of cybercrime and prevent a repeat of WannaCry, NHS digital have created a new statutory framework called the Data Security and Protection …

NHS Digital launches new toolkit to help ensure patient data is safe

In April 2018, NHS Digital introduced the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit. The DSP toolkit aims to help healthcare organisations achieve an appropriate level of cyber security to ensure patient data is protected. The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations measure their cyber security processes against the National …

AppCheck: The Importance of Regular Vulnerability Scanning

Why run regular security tests? As we probably all know, information security is a broad subject and for many of us understanding the different layers that can help within this spectrum can be at times difficult. In this blog we will look at the risk and what you as a business could do about it! Over the years when advising …

New starter: Jon Coss joins the team as a Cyber Security Engineer!

My interests in technology really began when I got my first PC back when I was six (when the chunky box monitors were top-range!). I used to create user accounts and manage them – acting as a systems administrator. I also stripped and built PC’s and this was where my passion for technology truly sparked. When I was taking my …

AppCheck: Detect Rogue JavaScript Crypto-Miners

Browser based Crypto-Mining malware has made a dramatic resurgence in 2018 hitting the headlines on several occasions over the past month. Most recently, two major campaigns affecting thousands were reported by The Register with those affected ranging from YouTube to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (Ref 1 Ref 2). Trend Micro reports an increase as high as 285% in the …