GDS declares public cloud secure enough for "vast majority" of public sector

GDS declares public cloud secure enough for "vast majority" of public sector dade72 – Fotolia Government Digital Service moves to allay public sector concerns about using off-premise services in a bid to speed up cloud adoption beyond Whitehall A government-backed piece of guidance, outlining the security benefits of using public cloud, has been applauded for…

2017 may be crisis year for DDoS attacks, warns Deloitte

2017 may be crisis year for DDoS attacks, warns Deloitte ake78 (3D & photo) – Fotolia The proliferation of IoT devices and IoT exploit kits may make 2017 a turning point in DDoS attacks requiring new defence tactics, warns Deloitte Organisations have generally been able to keep pace with the increasing size, frequency and impact…

Blockchain can cut investment bank infrastructure costs by 30%

Blockchain can cut investment bank infrastructure costs by 30% profit_image – Fotolia Investment banks can make huge cuts to their IT infrastructure costs through blockchain, according to analysis The biggest global investment banks could reduce the cost of their IT infrastructures by up to $12bn a year on average by using blockchain technology, according to…

Oracle commits to expanding UK datacentre footprint in 2017

Oracle commits to expanding UK datacentre footprint in 2017 Alexey Brin – Fotolia Database software giant’s renewed commitment to the UK market is part of a wider push to ramp up its cloud presence worldwide Oracle is planning to expand its UK datacentre presence in London in the next six months, as it moves to…

Security Think Tank: Look to security best practices to secure DNS

Security Think Tank: Look to security best practices to secure DNS Maksim Kabakou – Fotolia What are the main security risks associated with DNS and how are these best mitigated? Within the internet, as with local area networks (LAN), endpoints have discrete IP addresses (192.168.1.1, for example). But when one endpoint, say your home PC, wants…

HSBC appoints technology advisers to keep pace with IT changes

HSBC appoints technology advisers to keep pace with IT changes Bank hopes to gain knowledge about technologies such as artificial intelligence and biometric security through its new technology advisory board HSBC has named the global technologists and entrepreneurs who will make up an advisory board to help the UK bank take advantage of the latest…

How information security professionals can help business understand cyber risk

How information security professionals can help business understand cyber risk Denys Rudyi – Fotolia Information security is continually moving up business and board agendas, but information security professionals find it challenging to help business leaders to understand fully the cyber risks across increasingly digital businesses. The UK government’s latest National Cyber Security Strategy requires businesses to have…

UK business at risk due to severe security skills shortage

UK business at risk due to severe security skills shortage UK businesses could be put at increased risk of cyber attack by the UK’s severe shortage of cyber security expertise, according to data released by global job site Indeed. In a global study of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people…

Aldo uses Salesforce to drive ‘customer delight’

Aldo uses Salesforce to drive ‘customer delight’ Luxury retailer is using Salesforce to drive engagement, a seamless experience and customer loyalty Canadian luxury shoe retail brand Aldo operates globally and omni-channel, but has only recently begun using data to create a single view of its customers across all channels, improving the brand’s ability to create…

Security Think Tank: DNS, the underdog in cyber security strategy

Security Think Tank: DNS, the underdog in cyber security strategy Maksim Kabakou – Fotolia What are the main security risks associated with DNS and how are these best mitigated? Imagine the following scenarios. First, your website visitors’ count has just dropped to zero, yet there are no angry customers tweeting about your website not being…