Category: Security

Security is more important than ever. Cybersecurity has been a problem from the start of IT and it will be till the end. It all started with endpoint and network security, but today, we are also facing with cloudsecurity and managing employees to incorporate good security practices.

All these new technologies that help us innovate also helps cybercriminals and state sponsored hackers to get new tools they can use to get access to our systems, and in a worst case scenario, access to our most valuable data and business secrets. Also, with new legislation in place like GDPR, you need to make sure everything is secure, otherwise you just don’t lose your reputation, but you can also be fined by the government. Protecting IT-environments is more important than ever.

Endpoint Security

Your first line of defense is usually endpoint protection. The devices your employees work with need to be protected against ransomware and other malware which can bring lots and lots of trouble. This nowadays the most basic form of protection and many of the bigger vendors and suites can help you achieve this.

Network security

Network security is a bit more advanced, where you can manage which traffic goes across your network. You can also connect different networks together with e.g. SD-WAN. So, you can run protection software and share data between multiple locations. The trend we see in network protection on the datacenter side is to lock down the traffic by only allowing known, benevolent traffic sources. Regarding office networking, we see new initiatives like ZScaler coming up, where you tunnel all your staff over the network of ZScaler so they can analyse the traffic and block patterns that they marked as malicious. Especially for companies with employees that travel a lot, this is a smart solution.

Cloud security

Many thought that bringing workloads to the cloud would reduce their responsibility of doing security. It is now clear that this is not the case. Most cloud vendors practice the “shared responsibility” approach. This means that big hyperscalers can offer a first line of defense against well known threats and port scanners. For the more sophisticated attacks that are directly pointed at your servers, you need to have your protection in place.

EU wants tech companies to remove extremist content within one hour

EU wants tech companies to remove extremist content within one hour

The European Union has proposed that large Internet platforms should be fined if they fail to filter out extremist content within one hour. These services include Facebook, Google and Twitter. This is still a proposal, not a policy. Last March, the European Union asked Internet companies to indicate... Read more

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Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks

Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks

Hackers are increasingly abusing public cloud services to carry out DDoS attacks. More than a quarter of DDoS attacks take advantage of this. The most abused public cloud service is Microsoft Azure. The public cloud is increasingly being used by hackers to carry out DDoS attacks. A quarter of the cr... Read more

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Microsoft reveals how it deals with security issues in Windows

Microsoft reveals how it deals with security issues in Windows

Microsoft has released two documents detailing how the company deals with security issues. The documents were prepared by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) within a year. This department receives and handles security-related reports on bugs. The two documents consist of a website and a P... Read more

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Thales and Gemalto get permission to acquire in the US

Thales and Gemalto get permission to acquire in the US

Thales and Gemalto have obtained approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to acquire Gemalto. The acquisition involves an amount of 4.8 billion euros. The two market leaders in security hardware will become one company after the acquisition. Previously, the comp... Read more

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Kaspersky comes up with cloud service Security Cloud

Kaspersky comes up with cloud service Security Cloud

Kaspersky Lab announces the Kaspersky Security Cloud, a service for consumers that allows them to scale up security at any time. The Security as a Service solution is not linked to the equipment, but to the owner via an account on the My Kaspersky portal. The Security Cloud assumes that each user is... Read more

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Schneider Electric sold USB sticks that may contain malware

Schneider Electric sold USB sticks that may contain malware

Schneider Electric has shipped USB sticks that may contain malware. These USB sticks were shipped with Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor. The company states that the devices "became contaminated" during manufacture, reports ZDNet. This would have happened to a third party, which is otherwise... Read more

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