6 Cybercriminal Gangs Causing Havoc Worldwide

June 21, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cybercriminal gangs have been in operation for decades but have become an increasingly sophisticated threat that challenges every organisation, no matter the size or the sensitivity of its data. There is a worrying trend emerging whereby smaller cybercriminal gangs are banding together to form more prominent organisations. Some operate privately, while others offer to sell … Read More

5 Common Phishing Attacks That Can Impact Your Business

May 27, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cybercriminals use phishing attacks to gather sensitive data or system access details before beginning their main offensive. What usually follows is a well-targeted ransomware attack or the theft of valuable data to be sold on the dark web. As a business owner, it is vital to educate both staff and yourself on the most common phishing attacks that … Read More

Cryptojacking: Can Your Business Avoid It?

April 29, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security

Cryptojacking or malicious crypto mining is a growing business threat. Unlike ransomware and other cyber threats, cryptojacking code hides on computers, mobile devices, and servers and surreptitiously uses a machine’s resources to “mine” cryptocurrencies. Most users don’t notice anything unless it severely slows down the computer’s processing speed. While ransomware is designed to encrypt your … Read More

8 Cyber Attacks That Threaten Your Business

April 20, 2021By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Technology

A data breach can have disastrous results for any business. By 2025, the estimated damage from cybercriminal activity will cost $10.5 trillion globally (source). Given the striking statistics, Securus Communications urges companies of all sizes to prioritise data security. Your organisation must invest in robust cybersecurity defence and supporting systems to mitigate these cyber-attacks. Today’s threat landscape … Read More

What Is Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

January 18, 2021By Andrew RadfordCloud Access Security Broker CASB, Cyber Security

The Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology is becoming an essential security element of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model. This technology pairing has conveniently arrived at a time of rapid change in the overall work environment, data location, and its security. Organisations who have already adopted SD-WAN soon realised that an additional security … Read More

10 Benefits of SASE Explained

November 30, 2020By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Secure Access Service Edge SASE

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a network architecture that merges security with Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to create a single, unified cloud service. The benefits of SASE include simplified WAN deployment, increased security, and appropriate bandwidth allocation on a per-application basis. Because it’s a cloud service, SASE is scalable by design, making it … Read More

What is SASE? Architecture Overview

November 22, 2020By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Secure Access Service Edge SASE

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a network architecture that combines security with Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to create a single cloud service. It offers simplified WAN deployment, improved security, efficiency, and executes appropriate bandwidth per application. Because it’s a cloud service, SASE is scalable and billed based on customer usage, making it a … Read More

Endpoint Security Explained

June 29, 2020By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Endpoint Security

With the explosion of remote and home workers at 49.2% in the UK (source), the number of endpoint devices accessing data on the corporate network is now greater than ever. Security implications increase exponentially with multiple devices requiring access to sensitive corporate data. According to the IBM 2018 Data Breach Study, the average time a … Read More