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

SD-WAN Vs SD-Branch: What You Need To Know

March 31, 2021By Andrew RadfordSD-WAN

With the usual IT acronyms being thrown around there is an element of confusion around software defined systems.  We’ll attempt to dispel some of the confusion in this document. Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployments combine advanced networking hardware with virtualisation to improve WAN bandwidth efficiency, application performance, and resilience. This software-centric approach is now … Read More

What is SD-Branch? A Complete Overview

March 22, 2021By Andrew RadfordSD-WAN, Technology

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployments use the power of virtualisation and software-defined networking to increase bandwidth efficiency and boost application performance. This same software-centric approach has evolved into SD-Branch, where branch LAN services are also incorporated. SD-Branch is a platform that integrates the features of SD-WAN, security, routing, LAN, and WiFi functionality into a … Read More

Edge Computing for Retail: Why In-Store Needs It

February 28, 2021By Andrew RadfordEdge Computing

The shift to online shopping over the last decade has introduced massive change to the retail industry. Up to 67% of millennials and 56% of gen-Xers now conduct most of their shopping online. Despite the uptake of online shopping, edge computing for retail can ensure that bricks and mortar stores remain business-viable. However, retailers need … Read More

What Is Secure Web Gateway (SWG)?

February 15, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

At Securus Communications, we believe that the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) security model offers a cost-effective security solution for all businesses, from SME’s to huge multinationals. With massive uplift in cloud computing, remote working and anywhere operations (AO), the demand placed on IT Teams to deliver secure end-to-end network services has never been so intense. … Read More

Edge Computing Vs Cloud Computing

January 30, 2021By Andrew RadfordCloud Computing, Edge Computing

The rise of the two most popular computing models has created somewhat of an edge computing vs cloud computing debate. Although each model has its clear advantages, neither seems to be the ultimate magic-bullet for any situation. On initial inspection, the centralised design of cloud computing is the clear leader. The sticking-point of such an off-net solution … 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