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.

VMware Cloud Director exploit lets hackers seize corporate servers

News
2 Jun, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

A simple form submission could have been manipulated to gain control of virtual machines with the cloud service

SafeSend Email Security for Outlook review: A great solution for security-conscious SMBs

Reviews
28 May, 2020
Dave Mitchell

An invaluable last line of defence against Outlook email disasters that’s easy to deploy and manage

Hundreds of thousands of Android users hit by Google Play spyware

News
15 May, 2020
Sabina Weston

Mandrake spyware masqueraded as legitimate apps with highly convincing social media accounts

Google says all advertisers will now be subject to verification checks

News
24 Apr, 2020
Sabina Weston

Political ad restrictions will be expanded across the board after a rise in coronavirus-related scams

AWS launches Amazon Detective for investigating security incidents

News
1 Apr, 2020

Service automates "burdensome" data gathering for effective security investigations

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 review: Security in black and white

Reviews
17 Mar, 2020
Dave Mitchell

Panda’s innovative cloud endpoint protection service fills the gaps other security solutions leave behind

Panda Security to be acquired by WatchGuard

News
9 Mar, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The deal will see technology from both companies merge into a single brand platform

Firefox activates DNS over HTTPS for US users by default

News
26 Feb, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The privacy push, which encrypts all web traffic, has angered ISPs and regulators

UK among countries most likely to encounter cloud attacks

News
21 Feb, 2020
Sabina Weston

Ireland is found to be the most cyber-secure country in Europe

Mastercard bolsters fraud fighting with Europe Cyber Resilience Centre

News
18 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

US payments giant looks to shore up European banks and fintech with Belgium-based security hub

Thales strikes key cloud partnership to support Fujitsu services

News
12 Feb, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The security firm’s tech will help Fujitsu launch a new PKI management platform

National Portrait Gallery hit by 350,000 email attacks in three months

News
10 Feb, 2020
Bobby Hellard

Majority of attacks said to be targeting employee accounts and associates of the gallery

Cloud security

Check Point spots two flaws in Microsoft Azure

News
30 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

However, the vulnerabilities in Azure Stack and App Service were patched last year

Avast expands opt-out after data-sharing investigation

News
28 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

Security company will ask all users of its free antivirus if they are willing to let their browsing data be shared with third parties

Exploited Internet Explorer flaw won't be patched until next month

News
20 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

Microsoft's legacy browser hit by zero-day strikingly similar to one found in Mozilla's Firefox

Encrypting a small business: Why remote working could be your blindspot

In-depth
15 Jan, 2020
David Howell

Despite many businesses already using encryption, the majority of policies lack complete coverage

Google testing biometric support for Autofill service

News
13 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Users may be asked for additional verification before Autofill populates apps and forms with sensitive data

GCHQ warns against Windows 7 for email, banking

News
13 Jan, 2020
Nicole Kobie

Windows 7 shouldn't be used for sensitive tasks once it hits end of life, says the NCSC

Mozilla fixes Firefox zero-day being actively exploited

News
9 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The US cyber security agency has warned the vulnerability is being used to take control of users’ machines

Travelex disruption caused by devastating ransomware attack

News
8 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Attackers vow to return 5GB of customer data in exchange for $6 million, but Travelex claims no data has been stolen