Security

Processing or storing sensitive data outside your organisation creates security concerns and cloud users should demand transparency from service providers.

An organisation’s risk appetite will direct the level at which they use the cloud. Some things may be deemed just too risky to outsource and if your provider doesn’t offer a good disaster recovery plan, you may want to think again. But on the other hand some service providers offer higher levels of encryption than a small company could afford to go out and get for itself.

Cisco defies market shift to cloud with rising hardware sales

News
15 Nov, 2018
Connor Jones

Software and security bets also pay off as revenues exceed analyst expectations

Lots of messy wires

Nigerian firm admits misrouting Google traffic through China

News
14 Nov, 2018
Bobby Hellard

ISP firm MainOne said misconfigured a border gateway protocol filter was the culprit after concerns were raised over traffic hijacking

Corporate data at greater risk in the cloud than thought, report warns

News
1 Nov, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Grim picture painted for security landscape with businesses suffering 14 misconfiguration incidents at any one time

How to immunise your browser against the latest security threats

Advice
1 Nov, 2018
Steve Clark

Steve Clark reveals the best extensions to boost your privacy, security and browsing speed

Remote code execution flaw found in Cisco WebEx

News
25 Oct, 2018
Rene Millman

Researchers say exploiting the flaw is easier than checking a system for it

Check Point acquires Dome9 to boost cloud security

News
25 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

The company's multi-Virtual Cloudstection offers security analysis for the enterprise

How to check if your passwords have been stolen

Advice
25 Oct, 2018
Will Stapley

It's likely that one or more of your passwords are sitting in a database on the dark web

Should you stop using CCleaner?

In-depth
16 Oct, 2018
Jane Hoskyn

CCleaner was forced to dump a recent version following a furious privacy backlash – perhaps it's time you looked at alternatives

Everything you need to know about Cloudflare

In-depth
11 Oct, 2018
Bobby Hellard

The internet security company that you may not have heard of, but have probably used

Palo Alto Networks to buy security startup RedLock for $173m

News
4 Oct, 2018
Clare Hopping

RedLock's cloud security analytics and threat detection will be added to Palo Alto's portfolio next year

Alternatives to using VPNs when connecting your remote workers

In-depth
2 Oct, 2018
Nik Rawlinson

A virtual private network is the go to solution when it comes to remote connections, but other options may be more suitable

Google u-turns on auto-sign in and cookie collection after backlash

News
27 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

Chrome 69 feature is scrapped after users complain of unauthorised data collection

Unsecured MongoDB database exposed 200GB of Veeam customer data

News
12 Sep, 2018
Roland Moore-Colyer

Millions records were exposed on an AWS-based server

Okta's new partner programme designed to ease move to cloud

News
11 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

Educating partners about the range of solutions available will be a key focus...

Jira Ops

Atlassian unveils Jira Ops incident management platform

News
5 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

The launch was made possible by the company's acquisition of OpsGenie

NTT and Symantec launch ‘Web Security-as-a-Service’

News
4 Sep, 2018
Adam Shepherd

New 'WSaaS' product offers reduced complexity for management of security services

Box is building an AI-powered early warning system for data breaches

News
30 Aug, 2018
Dale Walker

Box Shield aims to make it easier to monitor file activity across an organisation

Watching Netflix on laptop

Password sharing is cutting into Netflix & Amazon's profits

News
21 Aug, 2018
Emma Sims

Millennials are the main offenders in the illicit password-sharing phenomenon

'Buying' entry in dictionary highlighted by magnifying glass

Six Degrees acquires CNS Group in security consultancy drive

News
21 Aug, 2018
Clare Hopping

The service provider will sell CNS Group’s Cyber Security Maturity Benchmarking model to clients

Graphic showing a bug on a background of computer code to represent malware

Imperva uncovers Google Chrome vulnerability

News
17 Aug, 2018
Clare Hopping

The hole has been fixed, but only for those using the latest version of Chrome