Armadillo Managed Services launches cloud security assessment service

20 September 2021

Armadillo, a 20-year veteran Cyber Security MSSP has partnered with C3M, a player in cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud identity and entitlement management (CIEM) to launch its cloud security assessment as a service (CsaaS) to the market, helping companies to gain immediate deep visibility into their cloud infrastructure and cloud security posture.

The fully automated, 100% API based and completely agent less service discovers all the cloud assets of an organisation and identifies risky configurations. Comparing baseline cloud security posture with industry best practices, the assessment service also checks the company’s resources against security policies and multiple compliance standards including PCI DSS, CIS and NIST.

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UK businesses vulnerable as back-ups remain exposed to ransomware attacks

20 September 2021

'Businesses back-ups remain exposed to ransomware attacks'

'Business back-ups remain exposed to ransomware attacks'

Osirium Technologies, a leading UK-based cyber security software vendor, has today released first findings from The Osirium Ransomware Index which suggests that UK businesses are not sufficiently protecting the backups, or backup systems, they say would be critical to their recovery should a cyber attack occur.

The research, collected across 1,001 IT managers in the UK, cites 80% of small businesses rely on backups as a plan of recovery should a cyber-attack occur, with 63% of these using online backups as a preventative measure in avoiding data loss. Overall, four in five businesses (79%) surveyed admitted that they have experienced at least one ransomware attack; with 68% of these stating the attack occurred in the past year. Interestingly, despite 98% of respondents saying they were aware that backups are a target of ransomware attacks, over half (56%) do not keep offline backups and only 35% take extra precautions to protect access to backups and backup management systems.

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'UK government and police vulnerable to new Microsoft email hack'

06 September 2021

The government, police and enterprises are susceptible to Microsoft hack

The government, police and enterprises are susceptible to Microsoft hack

A number of high-profile UK organisations, including government and police force, are vulnerable to a troubling flaw in Microsoft's email service, according to a security expert.

A security flaw – described as "as serious as they come" – in Microsoft's Exchange email systems has been identified in the government's and police forces' computer systems. The vulnerabilities were revealed during a computer security conference earlier this month, with hackers leaping at the opportunity to exploit the flaw to cause major problems.

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UK food supply chain vulnerable to cyber-attack, says expert

27 August 2021

The nation’s food supply is highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to a leading food expert. Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City, University of London, said greater emphasis on domestic production would boost the UK’s food security. 

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