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Ins and outs of cyber resilience

The European Union is planning to enhance its cyber resilience with a new EU-wide certification framework. In our pre-Brexit state, what are the 'ins' and 'outs' of this?

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Backup confidence on the up and up

In all of the doom and gloom that often dominates the news around security, it is to be welcomed when there are stats surfacing to buck that trend

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The human firewall & ransomware

Charlotte Gurney, Marketing Manager, Brookcourt Solutions, and Morten Gammelgard, from Bullwall, have clear advice for those who may be hit by ransomware that evades existing security solutions

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Inside Track

Always at your disposal

Computer Disposals Ltd (CDL) is one of the UK's leading IT disposal companies, with many of the UK's leading companies amongst its client portfolio

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Damage limitation

Analysis suggests that the takedown of a single cloud provider could cause $50 billion to $120 billion of economic damage

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The danger beneath your fingertips

Email is being labelled the number one threat vector facing organisations, with a rising tide of new attacks grabbing the headlines

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Time to share the pain

Is the cloud right for everyone? That, says one leading observer, is the wrong question. "Like any evolutionary development, it's our current reality."

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Alarm sounds on encrypted threats

Cyber security specialist SonicWall has revealed disturbing new findings on malware, ransomware, encrypted threats and chip-based attacks

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Product Review

Celestix SecureAccess Platform

Remote access to the corporate network is an essential requirement. But it must be easy to deploy AND provide tight security

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My1Login Enterprise

With the General Data Protection Regulation now in force, a robust identity and access management (IAM) solution needs to be firmly in place

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Welcome to the September 2018 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter.

When catastrophe strikes, it is only right and just that those at the top have to take the fall. And I see that TSB chief executive Paul Pester has been forced to do exactly that, having now stepped down following an IT meltdown earlier this year that locked thousands of customers out of their accounts – and is still causing problems five months on. Mind you, as chastening as it might be to have to surrender your post, even by ‘mutual consent’, there is the consolation of a farewell payout of at least £1.68m.

Richard Meddings has taken over as executive chairman with immediate effect and a search has begun for a new chief executive. He conceded that systems problems were yet to be fully resolved. “Although there is more to do to achieve full stability for customers, the bank’s IT systems and services are much improved since the IT migration.”

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said it was “absolutely” right that senior managers are accountable for operational, financial or conduct failures. “Responsibility has now been taken by the chief executive for a series of quite fundamental failings that have disadvantaged a very large number of customers and affected confidence in the institution.”

Andy Barratt, managing director at cyber security consultancy Coalfire, had this to say: “Corporate culture must change when it comes to digital transformation and IT security. A key lesson from the TSB saga is that business leaders must be comfortable hearing about potential IT issues – particularly when implementing major operational changes.
“Especially in large businesses, there can be a culture that boards don’t want or need to hear about problems associated with change, which can mean decisions are made that don’t factor in risk. This can result in issues like we’ve seen at TSB – and can mean leadership reaction appears disjointed with the reality of the situation.”

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Brian Wall, Editor
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