SMB cyber security – time for zero trust

  In the digitisation age, data increasingly is becoming ‘the business’ and hence the pressure to protect data and users from more sophisticated attacks calls for new more effective ways of cyber protection. Statistics show that the battle to protect data is not heading in the right direction, unfortunately, according to Gartner the number of breaches are increasing as are the average…

SMB Cyber Security Challenges and Solutions

  SMB businesses face a unique challenge in terms of the cybersecurity landscape. They are increasingly being targeted by cyber attackers because of their weaker cybersecurity defences and the fact that they may be an easy back door into a large enterprise’s network.   It is evident that the best approach to enabling a robust and effective security posture is…

3 Cyber Attacks Affecting Small-Medium Businesses [2018]

According to a recent benchmark survey, more than 50% of all cyber attacks result in financial damages of more than $500,000 Which could include lost revenue, lost customers, lost opportunities, and out-of-pocket expenses. This level of damage is enough to put many small and medium-sized businesses out of operation permanently.     Cyber attackers are increasingly focusing their attention on SMB businesses as they see them as a soft target with less sophisticated cybersecurity protection and a lack of in-house skills to defend from…

8 Steps To Secure Your Network

Do you ignore your network or infrastructure? An unprotected network is akin to having a road network with no speed cameras, no CCTV, no traffic lights and no pedestrian crossings. It might be nice for a short while but pretty soon chaos will reign.   Cybersecurity is most effective when there is a synergy between policies, procedures and technology working in…

Be more GDPR compliant– tune up your Next Generation Firewall?

Does effective cyber security protection and GDPR compliance mean that existing solutions will need replacing? That depends on what you have deployed and how you have configured it. The changing nature of the cyber security threat does call for an agile and adaptable protection approach that will increasingly make use of automation and machine learning. In addition, the requires of GDPR…

Technology To Combat Cloud Security (2018)

As the cloud becomes the backbone of the digitisation era we review what this means in terms of securing this emerging complex puzzle of users, data and applications. The interconnected world where access to business IT is expected anytime from anywhere poses different challenges than those previously faced by business leaders and technical teams. While…

5 Key Cyber Security Elements For Your Business

Digitisation has meant the wholesale adoption of cloud services. We are going to cover 5 key cyber security elements to help your business navigate the changing IT landscape. These elements are; Automation Lifecycle Approach Integrated Systems Layered Architecture Insight and Analytics Digitisation is solving problems, creating opportunities and rewriting the way in which your business…

9 Security Questions To Ask Your SaaS Provider

Digitisation is driving the adoption of SaaS applications at an unparalleled rate. With this rapid adoption comes increased risks.   Cloud-based applications carry a joint responsibility where the SaaS provider is responsible for the security of the infrastructure while you, the customer, is responsible for the user and the data.   Securing your users and data will be dealt…

10 Ways To Secure Your Business From Cyber Attacks

The cyber security threat landscape is constantly changing with the ever growing number and scale of attacks.  The consequent measures necessary to combat the threats need to be robust, comprehensive and agile. Simply put, it is about developing an effective approach and constantly testing and refining it. The sections below covers 10 essential recommended steps…