U.S. Companies Could Get Badly Burned by GDPR – Here’s How Not To

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Knowing how GDPR is different from the regulations your company is already complying with will help determine the gaps that exist between the two. This Article was originally posted on CSO Online By Andrew Douthwaite, Vice President of Managed Services The essence of the GDPR is individual privacy protection.  Europeans consider data privacy a basic human right.  If the founding … Read More

A Day in the Life of an MSSP Engineer

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Cybersecurity is a term heard three or four times before breakfast these days. But what really goes into keeping businesses secure? Here we detail a day in the life of one of my senior cybersecurity engineers…and what it takes to ensure if breaches happen, they happen to the other guys. This article was originally posted on CSO Online By Andrew … Read More

Just How Smart Are Smart Contracts?

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The use of Smart Contracts is on a meteoric rise. How safe and secure are they though? This article was originally posted on CSO Online By Andrew Douthwaite, Vice President of Managed Services If you haven’t yet heard of a Smart Contract, just wait. You will. Using blockchain technology – a secure, decentralized digital ledger, introduced in 2008 as the … Read More

Being Stupid Isn’t An Excuse

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Do what needs to be done to protect your business and be the example for others in your industry. Originally posted on CSO Online By Andrew Douthwaite, Vice President of Managed Services It’s a fact that when we are inundated with news about a single topic repeatedly we tend to start ignoring it, pushing it out of our head and … Read More

This “Bad Rabbit” is no Peter Cottontail

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The Story Eastern Europe is in the midst of yet another ransomware epidemic going by the name of Bad Rabbit. Several Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, and even German-based organizations have already experienced breaches. The first to be hit were Russian media companies Fontanka and Interfax along with Odessa International Airport in the Ukraine. Bad Rabbit behaves in a similar way to previous … Read More

Stay Away From KRACK

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It’s not the first time you have heard this advice but “KRACK” is bad for you and anyone using WiFi. This new vulnerability called KRACK has been released and is affecting the WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption protocol. This vulnerability affects any WiFi network utilizing the WPA2 protocol for encryption, regardless of operating system, which is a lot of people and businesses. … Read More

GDPR – A Hindrance, or Just the Right Kick in the A** Every Business Needs?

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How GDPR Regulations Impact You

This article was originally posted on CSO Online. Some businesses will undoubtedly see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as just another form of regulated compliance being forced down their throats by government. If you take a minute to look beyond the headlines, however, these new rules due to be enforced on those handling sensitive personal data, might just be the … Read More

Scaling Cybersecurity: Staying Protected in the Midst of Business Growth

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Businesses that don’t protect themselves as they grow are often the ones that typically have the hardest time recovering from an attack. By Andrew Douthwaite, VP Managed Services You can’t get far these days without running into another story about a hack, a breach, or a business that wasn’t prepared for the ever-present threat of a cyber-attack. It’s a misnomer to … Read More

News Alert – New Global Randsomeware Outbreak

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Comment provided by Andrew Douthwaite, VP Managed Services VirtualArmour. What we know On the heels of the “WannaCry” attack and as businesses and governments are in the midst of beefing up their cybersecurity standards another attack has occurred. The ‘Petya’ ransomware outbreak started in Eastern Europe with first confirmed cases in Ukraine & Russia. It has subsequently been spreading West over … Read More

What Company Executives Need to Learn From WannaCry

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There are many lessons to be learned from last month’s cybersecurity event which left 400,000 machines infected and disrupted businesses, factories, hospitals, and schools in over 150 countries. The WannaCry ransomware aimed to take control of system data by encrypting important files as soon as the virus became active. This malicious software would then demand a ransom of $300 to … Read More