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Safeguarding your business from common security compromises
Mike Duncan
Information Security Manager


Hackers often bypass security controls by targeting an entity, which can often be seen as a point of weakness within your existing security network.

More than often this weak point is your staff. Technology safeguards can be made redundant when employees are brought into the equation.

In this video we look at why businesses must provide greater staff education in order to protect critical business information and systems.


We recently held a Peer 2 Peer event for e-retailers, to uncover how curating content can engage customers and drive brand profile and sales. The event featured expert advice from panelists including: Cat Callender, content advisor to the British Fashion Council; Fiona McIntosh, co-founder of Blow Ltd; and Mats Nilsson, managing director of Polarn O. Pyret, UK Ireland.

The panelists shared their views on a range of topics including:

·      The importance of an omni-channel presence;


How can businesses mitigate the human security risk?
Mike Duncan
Information Security Manager


In recent years, companies have been reluctant to implement an internal security directive for staff that properly addresses the problem of phishing content and/or malicious attachments. This has resulted in costly breaches for companies, not only in monetary terms, but also for their reputations within their respective industries.


Why could your staff be your biggest security risk?
Mike Duncan
Information Security Manager


After several high-profile breaches over the past year, it seems that security is firmly atop the IT agenda. Previously considered to be a problem addressed exclusively through costly firewalls and encryption services, the security concept is undergoing a radical rethink amid claims from some industry experts that a breach is inevitable regardless of the software in place.


Demanding a hybrid solution
Martin Galea
Cloud Specialist


From an unknown niche just a few years ago, the various cloud options on offer are now so diverse that even the terminology can be overwhelming. We’re at a point where most end users are aware of the benefits and drawbacks to private and public cloud models; as a result it’s the hybrid option that’s becoming an increasingly popular choice.


Recently, I wrote a piece for Retail Online Integration about how some e-retailers struggle to pinpoint the cause of performance problems on their websites. In the article, I outlined a few signs that eCommerce businesses need to switch their hosting solutions to prevent unwanted headaches for shoppers. Below, I’ve shared the top three signs. You can also read the original seven, here.

 

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