Cybersecurity is getting better? The jury is still out

Tom Van den Eynde, Professional Services Director, Reliance acsn I recently read an article by Gary Golomb at Awake Security with great interest – that cybersecurity is getting better not worse, contrary to common opinion. Of course, the author has a point. We have come a long way since the time when Firewalls didn’t exist,…

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A sustained, practical approach is needed for Incident Response

In 2017, numerous security breaches have come to light with some of the largest companies falling prey to cyberattacks – TNT Express, BUPA, Equifax, Deloitte, Three, Sports Direct, NHS and the list goes on. The impact of the security incidents has been materially significant. The recent NotPetya attack has cost big companies millions of dollars in lost revenue. These companies…

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What will it take for organisations to truly invest in security?

It’s just over five months since the WannaCry ransomware hit, including 47 NHS Trusts in the UK, resulting in surgeries being cancelled and patients being turned away from A&E. Given the severity of the attack and the chaos it created globally, one would have thought it was the wake-up call that organisations needed to make…

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Reliance acsn Weekly Newsletter: August 18th

It is abundantly clear that the ‘human‘ component is by far the most critical and yet the weakest element in organisations’ cyber security defences. Cyber criminals know this and so are freely exploiting this vulnerability; and the due the ubiquitous use of email today in business, the email is serving as their most effective vehicle…

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Reliance acsn Weekly Newsletter: August 11th

This week we have seen the UK government up the ante with proposed measures that seek to enforce cyber security responsibilities squarely on organisations. With a suggested fine of either £17m or 4 per cent of global turnover, in the event of loss of service as a consequence of a breach, no organisation can afford…

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