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 […]

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 […]

The EU NIS Directive: In case you missed it…

In all the publicity leading up to GDPR across the EU last year, you may have missed the introduction of another EU-wide cyber-security initiative that came into force on the 9th of May 2018. It is the EU Network and Information Security directive (NIS), and it is the first EU-wide cyber-security measure designed to enhance […]

GDPR One Year On: What Have We Learned?

Saturday the 25th of May marked a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in the EU. Most member states have adapted their national data protection laws to be GDPR equivalent (Portugal, Greece, and Slovenia are in the final stages) and the rules governing how data is collected, stored and […]

5G Networks: The Cyber Security Requirements

The next evolution in mobile networking will arrive in selected cities in the UK and Ireland during 2019 as the major mobile networks introduce their 5G services. 5G builds on previous network infrastructure and will deliver much faster network speeds and vastly reduced latency on mobile. The latter feature will allow 5G networks to support […]