Predicting 2017: Security Challenges and The Internet of Things

Each year we share our predictions for the digital security world for the year ahead. One of our predictions for 2017 is that there will be an increase in home-attached devices being compromised. This is due to the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT); everyday objects, such as kettles, fridges, and televisions, that connect to networks, enabling them to send and receive data via the internet.

These devices are designed to make our lives easier to manage. We can preheat the oven using our smart phone before we leave work, or control our sprinkler system while we are away on holiday. Read more

Why Encryption is the Baseline Solution That Every Company Should Have

Major cyber breaches are consistently hitting the headlines, with successful attacks causing lasting damage to brands and costing businesses in excess of an estimated $400 billion a year.

Perimeter security, such as firewalls and anti-virus software, are no longer enough to protect against increasingly frequent and sophisticated attacks. Should perimeter security be breached, then a hacker can have unopposed access to privileged data from within the network. Read more