General interest

Director GCHQ Jeremy Fleming delivers Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming emphasises the importance of the Integrated Review and its recommendations in the Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture.

RUSI report: The UK’s Response to Cyber Fraud – a Strategic Vision

RUSI has published its report on the UK and cyber fraud this month. It makes stark reading. Too often referred to as a ‘victimless crime’, cyber fraud is nothing of the kind. It does untold psychological harm to its victims, many of whom are also left destitute or robbed of their life savings.

US Lawmakers Praise Cyber Appointments as President Biden Seeks to Increase Cyber Funding

It has been an important week for Cyber Security in the United States with several key announcements from President Biden and his administration on funding and appointments as well as a response to the Solar Winds attack.

Biden Announces Sanctions for Russia Citing Recent Cyber Attacks

The news of US sanctions on Russia has made headlines around the world with President Biden’s remarks on Russia firmly attributing the extensive “SolarWinds” hack on the US Government to Russia.

GDPR is Three Years Old!

You don’t need to celebrate, just take stock, and look to the future. With all that’s changed in the world, the arrival of the third anniversary of the General Data Protection regulation may seem trivial, even irrelevant.

The Integrated Review 2021 and Cyber Security

It’s nearly a month since the UK Government released The Integrated Review 2021 detailing ‘the vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade’.

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Cyber security is always a people problem

Your biggest cybersecurity problem is your employees. There are always people who will click on phishing emails, no matter how much training you do. In this 3 minute video Reliance ACSN’s CTO and Commercial Director, Robin Vann, explains why we partner with Menlo – a cutting edge isolation platform which stops any phishing attack in […]

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After Apprenticeship Week, a cybersec apprentice speaks out
In early March 2019, the UK Government officially celebrated the benefits of apprenticeships to individuals, employers and the economy, in National Apprenticeship Week. Reliance acsn is proud to support this important route into professional education, training and employment for young people, and our apprentices are proud to be here, too. We interviewed one of our [...]
Hybrid MSP trends: Why European businesses are partnering with MSS Providers to improve the effectiveness of their IT security

In the face of WannaCry, NotPetya and numerous other high-profile data breaches, European businesses are seriously evaluating how they manage their cyber security. Businesses are looking for services that succeed in safeguarding critical data, but work across all the business and IT needs. There are still barriers to overcome and buyers will remain to be […]

When will cybersecurity become invisible and painless?

The Holy Grail of cyber security is that one day it will become invisible and 100% reliable. Obviously we are some way off from that point at the moment. A recent survey on current awareness of cyber security issues and technologies demonstrates just how far. In March this year, the Washington based Pew Research Center […]

Hello computer, are you secure?

When Amazon unveiled its little Echo Dot device in 2015, it ushered in the kind of paradigm shift in computing not seen for decades. Suddenly you could get things done just by asking. No mouse, keyboard or screen – no wires! Spend any length of time with one of these wonders (now copied by both […]

The problem with DevOps is the worse problem with Secure DevOps

If you’ve been involved in IT for a while you have been aware of the term DevOps; you may even have such a group in your own organisation. Recently, a new term has been coined, that of Secure DevOps or SecDevOps and it has joined the IT security landscape. Both are somewhat misleading terms. DevOps […]