Entries by seccomglobal

More than a dot on a grid – Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

In case you missed it, the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management is out. This is something that Fortinet are very proud of and because of its significance; however it is worth calling out a few points relating to this report. Qualification – For starters, I think it’s worth calling out that every […]

Apple Boost iCloud Security After Celebrity Photo Leak

As you may have already read or seen, iCloud security has come under question after many accounts were targeted and hacked last week. Hackers were able to gain access to sensitive photographs of a number of female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton amongst others, and leaked them online. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, […]

JPMorgan Chase Hacking Incident Being Investigated By The FBI

Malicious software, more commonly known as malware, is often used by hackers to break into information systems holding sensitive data include personal and financial information. Malware was used last year to break into the US giant Target’s credit card systems and the hackers were able to capture the details of millions of customers. The Federal […]

How To Reduce Phishing Attacks On Your Business

One of the worst cases of phishing occurred in 2007 where an international phishing ring had a significant impact on two banks stealing account details from thousands of people and transferring about $1.5 million into fake accounts they controlled. It took over two years of FBI investigation to charge over 100 people were behind the […]

SecureSTREAM Protecting Ecommerce Websites

This Whitepaper will attempt to address some of the reasons a shopper may buy or not buy online, while looking at some of the concerns associated with e-commerce.  The information in this paper will hopefully provide you a greater understanding of what is required to get better traction to your e-commerce site and ensure your […]

How to Perform IT Security Auditing

Every single day, threats to network and IT security are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, making it essential to determine how vulnerable your company’s systems are to such threats. Knowing how your business can avoid or cope with a potential security breach is also important to ensure that no loss of valuable and sensitive data […]

Are you going to get sick?

OK, so it’s back in the news again.  Ransomeware, cryptolocker, Cryptodefence whatever you want to call it.  Extorting money from a user of a PC is not a new thing.  Back in the late 80’s there was the “AIDS” virus that tricked users into thinking that a licence had expired on their PC and that […]

5 Ways SMEs Can Improve Their Online Safety

According to Symantec, in 2013 alone, there has been a 91% increase in the number of targeted attacks and 62% growth in the number of online intrusions. As a result of these attacks, the identities of over 552 million Internet users were exposed. Those who use mobile devices weren’t spared either; according to the online […]