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.

Fortinet and Symantec offer cloud-based security together

Fortinet and Symantec offer cloud-based security together

Fortinet, which offers solutions for cyber security, enters into a partnership with Symantec. This provides security solutions. Joint customers get access to the solutions of the two companies. That's why Fortinet's firewall capabilities are integrated with Symantec's cloud-based Web Security Servic... Read more

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Microsoft patches fourth consecutive time zero-day leak in Windows

Microsoft patches fourth consecutive time zero-day leak in Windows

Microsoft rolled out its security updates for December on Tuesday. For the fourth month in a row, the Redmond-based company had to intervene to stop a zero-day leak being abused in the wild. A total of 38 vulnerabilities have been resolved, nine of which are critical according to Microsoft. The most... Read more

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Sophos makes XG Firewall available through Early Access Program

Sophos makes XG Firewall available through Early Access Program

Sophos has made its next-generation XG Firewall available through the Early Access Program. Sophos XG Firewall with lateral movement protection should protect against the spread of targeted, manual cyber attacks. The solution was already presented in November this year. The XG Firewall automaticall... Read more

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400 million Office 365 accounts were vulnerable to hack

400 million Office 365 accounts were vulnerable to hack

A misconfigured Microsoft subdomain seems to have exposed the accounts of 400 million Office 365 users to a possible acquisition. That's what security researchers report, who found out that Microsoft hadn't properly secured a subdomain of Office.com. The error was discovered and reported by the Indi... Read more

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Google+ hit by huge bug; faster offline

Google+ hit by huge bug; faster offline

Google+ did not succeed when it was still alive, but now that the plug has been pulled out of the social network, it still turns out to be a problem. Last October it was already clear that there was a security breach that affected half a million users. But today it turns out to be even worse. After ... Read more

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There’s no evidence against Huawei about Chinese espionage…

There’s no evidence against Huawei about Chinese espionage…

Lu Kang, spokesman for Foreign Affairs in China, is unhappy about the global accusations against Huawei. The reaction comes after Commissioner Ansip also warns about Huawei. Yesterday, European Commissioner Andrus Ansip expressed his concern about Chinese technology companies. His timing does not co... Read more

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New macro downloaders use PUB files to attack retailers

New macro downloaders use PUB files to attack retailers

Trend Micro researchers state that new macro downloaders are using Microsoft Publisher (PUB) files and spam mails to hack into the network of companies in the food and retail sectors. Last month, more than 50 companies from these sectors were involved in the campaign. These include Starbucks and Har... Read more

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