The IT security group within every corporation is under file. Relentless cyber-attacks, user errors and improperly designed and implemented processes and procedures contribute to a maelstrom of problems that executives expect to be instantly solved. The news for IT departments continues to sound dire. Companies like Symantec estimate that 56% of employees believe it is […]
Sage data breach highlights need for least privilege access and two common errors businesses make, warns Hypersocket Software
The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control. The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised […]
The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?
How much of a risk is BYOD to network security? No more than company-issued hardware – provided businesses follow these four essential steps says Lee Painter. We’re all familiar with BYOD dangers: data breaches exploited because of a lack of proper security protocols and encryption on devices or missed operating system updates; data leakage as […]
Six Steps to Avoid Becoming A Data Breach Statistic
US fast-food chain Wendy’s is the latest organisation to suffer a significant data breach. As the story unfolds, it’s clear the business seems to have been caught off guard in fully understanding the impact and extent of the breach. This isn’t at all unusual – the first time many businesses know they’ve been hacked is […]
How to Protect your Network from Personal Devices The “consumerisation’ of business technology is picking-up speed. This trend towards the introduction of consumer technology within the corporate environment for the use of work activities is best reflected in policies like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). These policies have become prevalent in most corporate environments, and […]