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.

WhatsApp Gold scam returns with 'martinelli' malware threat

News
7 Jan, 2019
Connor Jones

WhatsApp denies having any association with the fake app

Microsoft 365 offers new bundles for cyber security and GDPR compliance

News
3 Jan, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The standalone packages will be made available to existing and prospective enterprise customers in less than a month

Best tech podcasts for 2019

In-depth
27 Dec, 2018
Steve Clark

Steve Clark picks 20 brilliant technology podcasts you should subscribe to in 2019

Security by design, not insecurity by default

Sponsored
21 Dec, 2018

Baking in security and making it holistically focused rather than user or IT-centric is the key to keeping your most-prized assets safe

How to catch hackers in the act

In-depth
18 Dec, 2018
Steve Clark

The best tools for keeping track of when someone accesses your internet, computer, phone and more

Pentagon building from above

Fears mount over Russian influence in Pentagon cloud data contract

News
12 Dec, 2018
Connor Jones

Microsoft and Oracle have criticised the Pentagon’s cloud contract but reports now indicate Russia has a hand in more private US business

Cloud security

Symantec and Fortinet team up to deliver comprehensive cloud security service

News
12 Dec, 2018
Daniel Todd

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall will be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service

Google cloud platform

Google Cloud's Security Command Centre enters beta phase

News
6 Dec, 2018
Connor Jones

The new dashboard aims to streamline the detection and remedying of security threats across its Virtual Cloudsduct range

multicoloured containers

Kubernetes flaw could allow hackers to gain dangerous admin privileges if left unpatched

News
5 Dec, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Kubernetes container platform could be hijacked by unauthorised users, unless patched

Brazil

Unsecured server leaks details of 32 million Sky Brazil subscribers

News
3 Dec, 2018
Clare Hopping

The TV subscription company hadn't implemented a password on its ElasticSearch server

Cloud security

One in three CISOs view cloud as a security risk

News
27 Nov, 2018
Adam Shepherd

Uncontrolled cloud expansion is more worrying than legacy IT or insider threats

Firefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum will now tell you if a site has been breached

News
16 Nov, 2018
Clare Hopping

Firefox Monitor 2.0 will detail what happened during the breach and how many accounts were affected

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