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 …

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 …