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Introducing the Buyers’ Guide to Managed Security

Buyers of managed security services are faced with global and local companies offering a massive range of capabilities, often with conflicting terminology and claims. That’s why Reliance ACSN was asked to contribute to the Managed Security Forum “Buyers’ Guide to Managed Security”. The report sets out to map services into basic, core, advanced and complementary, and offer...

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Talk governance, get buy-in: selling cyber security to the Board

Working for the last 25 years in infosec and cyber, I’ve seen horror-story failures and heroic successes, as an interim adviser, non-exec, and senior in-house cyber expert.I’ve worked hard to bring awareness that drives the right actions - but I’ll be the first to admit that I have met with varying degrees of success. Why?...

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How are you defending your organisation against the weaponisation of DDoS?

Recently, development platform, gitHub’s code hosting website, experienced potentially the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, with the attackers using weaponization tactics to amplify the strength of the strike. DDoS attacks, which are considered among the most persistent and destructive forms of cyber-attacks, have been around for nearly 45 years. So, they are not…

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Dr Victoria Baines joins Reliance acsn Advisory Board

London-based global cyber security specialist Reliance acsn Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Victoria Baines to their Advisory Board. Dr Victoria Baines is a leading authority in cybersecurity. She has appeared on the BBC, CNN and other major broadcast media outlets as an expert on the misuse of emerging technologies. For several…

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Can your IT department scale in the event of a security disaster?

Responsiveness and sensitivity to customer needs is critical at the time of a breach and every minute of downtime is a major risk to customers’ and the organisation’s business alike. However, it appears that disaster recovery is some way down the priority list of IT departments. Recent research suggests that 29% of organisations spend less…

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