PSD2 Deadline A guide to strong customer authentication (SCA) with QWACS

The EU Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) is scheduled to come into force across the EU on the 14th of September. A significant component of PSD2 are regulations and guidelines for Secure Customer Authentication (SCA). SCA requires additional security authentication for online transactions that have a value over €30. The SCA requirements mandate the use […]

Making Life easier with Aerohive Cloud Management

The modern IT infrastructure that delivers the business applications organisations rely on is often complicated, geographically spread, and grows as business needs change over time. As a result of this, there are often networks in multiple offices, components in the cloud, and the need for remote access from mobile workers and branch sites. This makes […]

DbaaS in The Cloud

Moving applications to the Cloud has many advantages. It provides flexible access to resources on-demand and allows hybrid deployments that spread IT services across on-premise, the Public Cloud, and Private Cloud data centres. Most applications use a database to store the data that they need to operate. Either for user data, or other data such […]

Keeping your Network Healthy with AI Anomaly Reporting

Cybersecurity is an ongoing task, as we often say in our blogs and seminars. With the ever-expanding threat surface due to IoT adoptions and other Industry 4.0 technologies, all businesses and other organisations must stay ahead of the security curve. Especially now in the era of GDPR and the ever-increasing sanctions that are being levied […]

Cloud Security – Sophos Optix solution

Deployment of business applications and systems in multi-cloud configurations across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is common and rapidly becoming the default. The benefits of this deployment approach are numerous, but it also brings increased complexity. This complexity combined with the expanding network surface area due to the proliferation […]

Staying PSD2 Compliant with QWAC

A new EU directive related to security is due to go into effect on the 14th of September 2019. It is called the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2), and it is focused on the banking and financial technology sectors. As the name suggests PSD2 is the second implementation of EU wide banking regulations, and it […]

Why you need to use a Password Manager

The consequences of poor data security just got a lot more severe, with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announcing that it intends to levy a £184m (€205m) fine on British Airways for a data breach that compromised the personal data of half a million customers in 2018. It has been clear for a while now […]

Network Access Control

The number of endpoints on IT networks is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. User devices have moved beyond the traditional desktop and laptop to include smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices with network connectivity, such as the Apple Watch. The rapid growth seen for mobile devices over the last decade may now have stalled, but the […]

Cyber Security in the Utility Sector

The modern world often grinds to a halt when there is an interruption to any of the services provided by the utility sector of the economy. For example, when the electrical supply fails, or if a city transport system is brought to a halt with no trains or buses in operation. Even something as local […]

ICS SCADA Networks: The Security Risks

The modern world is relying more and more on IT infrastructure to deliver or monitor critical and core services. Most people are familiar with the security required for business and consumer information systems; good passwords, anti-virus protection, malware protection, network firewalls, and more. Awareness is also increasing on the need for IoT (Internet of Things) […]