Category Archives: News

Password theft highlights weak security

Hackers have been up to their tricks again it is reported today; as The Times reported on June 23rd, “Passwords belonging to British cabinet ministers, ambassadors and senior police officers have been traded online by Russian hackers.” It went on … Continue reading

Security increased since ransomware cyber attacks

The recent global cyber attack that hit 45 Health Trusts was a timely reminder of the importance of information security. It demonstrated that security is not just a technical matter alone, but is something that affects our daily lives in very real ways. … Continue reading

SecurEnvoy joins Shearwater Group plc

  SecurEnvoy joined Shearwater Group plc (the “Group”) today following the General Meeting of the Company’s shareholders held on the 8th May 2017. Shearwater Group is an AIM-listed company focused on building a UK based group providing digital resilience solutions.  Its … Continue reading

Shearwater Group teamed up with SecurEnvoy

Today saw the announcement of a deal agreed with Shearwater Group plc for the acquisition of SecurEnvoy. As ShearWater Group plc is AIM listed and the acquisition is of a sufficient size, the transaction will need to be approved by … Continue reading

Three’s Two Big Mistakes Has Just One Likely Outcome

Maybe one of biggest revelations to mobile operator Three, other than that they must suffer number related puns for the rest of their existence, is that their IT security policies have been proven not to up to scratch.

GDPR and the DPO: Five Things to Know About Your Next Job Vacancy

If the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the EUs data protection harmonisation project, was to become Hollywood movie, its genre would most likely be horror. Focus on the regulation over the past twelve months has been mostly aimed toward its … Continue reading

SecurEnvoy opens new European office in Munich, Germany

SecurEnvoy is reinforcing its presence in the D-A-CH and Be-Ne-Lux region with an office now opened in Munich; Germany’s center of IT. The regional office, located in a Business Center in one of Munich’s most famous and traditional quarters Giesing, is … Continue reading

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) backs strong authentication to boost US digital security

NIST report backs strong authentication to boost US digital security  “Our reliance on passwords presents a tempting target for malicious actors. [..] Consequently, we are making it too easy for those who seek to do harm, whether they be nation-states, … Continue reading

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has issued new guidelines for baseline security

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has issued what it describes as “The Essential Eight”; ASD highlights multi-factor authentication as essential for baseline security. Hackers are sometimes portrayed as evil geniuses, but in most instances they are just ordinary criminals preying on the … Continue reading

Two-factor authentication could have stopped so many breaches

Two-factor authentication could have stopped the LinkedIn breach. Fact. Back in 2012, the social networking site LinkedIn was hacked and 6.5 million encrypted passwords were reported stolen. It was a big story at the time, and users were advised to reset … Continue reading