10 Security Maxims Debunked

11 Jul 2018

    IT Security is a huge and daunting topic, it takes an expert to stay on top of everything!  So much information, so much conflicting advice, it's difficult to know where to start, but not all advice is good advice.  There are some common messages that we really don't like. Here's our top ten ways that our industry is getting it...

Optimisation - Making the Most of Existing Tools

20 Jun 2018

  One of the most annoying things I see on a daily basis is companies with great security products – huge capital expenditure, spent wisely on market-leading products which are great assets, but which are totally under-utilised and going to waste because the infrastructure, fundamentally hasn't been set up correctly. ​ Even worse, we sometimes...

Lessons from a UK Bank Data Breach

20 Jun 2018

I've been watching the news surrounding one of the UK's major retail banks aghast. I could ask "how could they let this happen" but it's obvious why it happened, and very sad. We have a major UK institution in crisis through ineffective security and archaic data architecture.  First of all there was a data breach following a system upgrade....

Troubleshooting - The Most Expedient Improvement

20 Jun 2018

  If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Troubleshooting Team. When you have a solution which isn’t working correctly, or you just don’t think it’s performing well enough, it’s common for organisations to think that a rip and replace strategy is better than spending the time to resolve...

HR: The Front Line in Network Security

20 Jun 2018

  HR has a huge role to play in the security of your networks   Yes, Human Resources. For all the effort your organisation expends to implement robust IT policies and infrastructure, the biggest threat to an organisation’s safety comes from its people. Whether through malice, ignorance or human error; the people in your businesses are the...

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