Trends to Impact Managed Service Providers in 2018

Trends to Impact Managed Service Providers in 2018

Trends to Impact Managed Service Providers in 2018   In observing the market and maintaining close contact with many of the company’s one thousand plus MSP partners offering Workspace as a Service (WaaS) solutions, it is clear that there are many emerging trends running in parallel that will increase over the next 12 to 18…

What Is a Whaling Attack and How Can You Stay Safe?

What Is a Whaling Attack and How Can You Stay Safe?

What Is a Whaling Attack and How Can You Stay Safe?   A whaling attack is a targeted attempt to steal sensitive information from a company such as financial information or personal details about employees, typically for malicious reasons. A whaling attack specifically targets senior management that hold power in companies, such as the CEO,…

Top ways to fight back against botnets

Top ways to fight back against botnets

Top Ways to Fight Back Against Botnets   A botnet, i.e. a bot network (also known as a zombie army) is a network made up of a large number of computers that have been hijacked by malware to serve the whims of the hacker who unleashed it. By taking control of hundreds or thousands of…

Tips to Ensure DNS Security

Tips to Ensure DNS Security

Tips to Ensure DNS Security     The domain name service (DNS) performs a critical function on the Internet — it allows the translation of human-friendly domain names into machine-friendly IP addresses. Domain Name System services translate domain names into IP addresses, making it a critical service that can’t go down. DNS-based attacks are on…

Reasons to outsource your IT Security in the new year.

Reasons to outsource your IT Security in the new year.

Reasons to Outsource Your IT Security in the New Year.   With threats continuing to evolve and multiply at an alarming rate, how confident are you in your organisation’s ability to detect and respond to cyber-attacks and breaches during the year ahead? In the absence of a silver bullet to prevent 100% of threats, defending…

Preparing for the GDPR: Steps to Take Now

Preparing for the GDPR: Steps to Take Now

Preparing for the GDPR: Steps to Take Now   The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham describes the implications as “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. The British government will adopt the regulation while the country remains in the EU and…

HTTP Security Headers Best Practices

HTTP Security Headers Best Practices

HTTP Security Headers Best Practices   There are a lot of things to consider to when securing your website or web application, but a good place to start is to explore your HTTP security headers and ensure you are keeping up with best practices. In many cases they are very easy to implement and only…

Elements of a Good Crisis Management Plan

Elements of a Good Crisis Management Plan

Elements of a Good Crisis Management Plan   A crisis is any event that threatens your company. This can range from a natural disaster to the loss of a major client or a scandal among your executives. When a crisis hits, you may feel like giving up. But if you have a plan for continuing…

Best Practices for DDoS Protection

Best Practices for DDoS Protection

 Best Practices for DDoS Protection   DDoS attacks have been around pretty much as long as the Internet’s been around – and they still pose significant risks today for organizations of all sizes and types. But while the network security team is responsible for DDoS prevention, detection, and remediation, it’s not just a network security…

Benefits of VMware’s VRealize Suite

Benefits of VMware’s VRealize Suite

Benefits of VMware’s VRealize Suite   The vRealize Suite is a cloud management tool that the software defined data center demands; it also provides the level of automated provisioning that users have grown accustomed to for many years outside of the office.  One of the most valuable tools within the vRealize Suite is Automation, which…

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