Find out with our security testing service and remedy with comprehensive, focused security awareness training.
Despite the billions of dollars spent each year on anti-phishing, anti-malware, anti-spam and other security solutions, threats still find their way into most organisations despite the best efforts of security teams to stop them. In fact, for many organisations the problem is actually getting worse over time.
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting employees with phishing, social engineering and ransomware attacks. Traditionally, perimeter security addressed this risk, but now that no longer works on its own. Organisations are discovering that an essential, additional security layer is to provide security awareness training and create a ‘human firewall’.
It is much less expensive to provide security awareness training than suffer the consequences of a data breach, whether those are financial or a loss to reputation, however with the continual changes in threats, it is practically impossible for organisations to train and support their entire workforce.
Infosec Cloud provides a targeted and trackable security awareness testing and training (SATT) managed service to combat these issues. Employees are tested at their desks, with full management reporting and focused security awareness training for those who are vulnerable.
High quality, web-based interactive security awareness training combined with frequent simulated phishing attacks, case studies, live demonstration videos and short tests is aimed at making sure employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, website security, pop ups, adverts, malware, ransomware, social engineering and physical security.
The service is cost-effective, requires a relatively short amount of employee time, and is suited to organisations of all sizes.
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We have come to know SIEM as an all encompassing term for security software, but understanding the extent of it’s capabilities can significantly improve how you manage your IT security.
SIEM enables you to see what’s happening on your network to a far greater degree than can be provided through an individual security source, so having the right solution in place is imperative.
This whitepaper covers everything you need to know about SIEM and log management, to arm you with the knowledge and capability to defend your network from security attacks.
It will provide you with all the ingredients you need to implement a successful deployment, with a single solution.
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To build a car, you need thousands of nuts, bolts, screws, and other components. Which of these is the most dangerous? According to an old joke, it’s the nut behind the wheel. The very best security system in the world will fail if a fast-talking stranger convinces you to turn it off.
Penetration testers and security analysts scan for system vulnerabilities, and very effectively, too. Laura Bell, founder and lead consultant at SafeStack, explained to Black Hat attendees that we need to test the human side of security as well.
“It doesn’t matter what a fantastic security system you have if one of your employees can be tricked into turning it off,” said Bell.
Great article and interview by Marcin Kleczynski, Founder and CEO of Malwarebytes where he interviews Neil Rubenking, lead security analyst at PCMag.com:
Could be a good time to time to review your IT productivity services and IT security posture.
To help, we’ve compiled six handy resources you can use to get into top shape for September (UK only though I'm afraid):
1. Book a Network Security Assessment
A free 30 minute call with of of our technical experts – we’ll run through our network security risks checklist to identify any potential vulnerabilities.
Email firstname.lastname@example.orgOpens a new window to arrange.
2. Migrate to Office 365
Best UK prices. Monthly subscriptions. Free migration.
Click here to find out more.Opens a new window
3. Centralise and Control your Email Signatures
Install Exclaimer Email Signature Manager – set up a signature template using text, images and dynamic fields and use rules to assign different signatures to different people.
Click here to buy now.Opens a new window
4. Run a free Online Scan
Free instant vulnerability scan for Laptops and Desktops – use the cloud to scan anyone, anytime, anywhere. Click here to find out more.Opens a new window
5. Update your Profanity List
Email email@example.comOpens a new window to request a copy of our latest email profanity list. Over 1,000 words.
6. Review your Internet Acceptable Usage Policy
We’ve produced two versions for you to use – one ‘heavy and one ‘light’. You can download both to see what’s right for your organisation:
Plus we offer high quality, web-based interactive training combined with frequent simulated phishing attacks. Case studies, live demonstration videos and short tests are aimed at making sure employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, malware and social engineering.
And finally, why not check out our latest free guides:
Aug 17, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
Thanks for mentioning Exclaimer :)
Infosec Cloud partner SecurEnvoy, the trusted global leader of mobile phone based Tokenless® two-factor authentication (2FA), has launched a unique security assessment for businesses in response to the increased frequency and severity of security breaches across the globe.
The free check-up will give organisations a critical understanding of their security vulnerabilities and how these can be overcome.
The launch stems from the increasing risk of insufficient security and authentication measures in organisations across the US. According to Ponemon’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, the most severe financial consequence from a data breach is lost business.
Contact sales@infosec-cloud for more information.
The Security Awareness issue:
* See the Blue Coat survey that shows a disconnect between employee awareness of cyber threats and their actions.
* Download your free Internet Acceptable Usage Policy – ‘heavy’ or ‘light’ version.
* Learn about Social Engineering
* Find out how Phish-prone your employees are.
This month we're looking at:
- Gartner MQ Secure Web Gateways
- DDoS Handbook
- The State of Data Privacy
- Compare SSL Visibility Solutions
- SMB Security Essentials
- Egress Encryption Services
Check out this month's updates and free resources:
1. 2FA: When will you be using a Smart Watch to Authenticate?
2. Gartner Magic Quadrant: Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.
3. Data Privacy – A Growing Concern among IT Pros. Free Dimension Data report.
4. Mimecast Recognised as Top Midmarket Cloud Email Vendor.
This month's news and free resources:
1. The End of the Password? Read about SecurEnvoy's 2FA OneSwipe with NFC capability (as previewed at the recent RSA Conf, San Francisco).
2. Take an Aerohive Test Flight - free UK event. Meet with Aerohive technical experts and get hands on with Aerohive to configure, integrate and roll it out into any typical network scenario.
3. Are You Protected From Ransomware? Read about the 4 stages of Crypto-Ransomware: and how to stay safe.
4. Microsoft Office 365: How to Strengthen Security, Compliance and Control. Free Osterman Report.
Some great resources this month:
1. Gartner: 3 Key Challenges When Considering Endpoint Backup
2. Encrypted Traffic Management for Dummies - Free Copy
3. Gartner ‘Define the Use Case before Investing in Email Encryption’ research paper
4. New case study - Tokenless 2FA at Manchester Metropolitan University
A quick news round-up, including:
1. What is an Endpoint?
2. Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication
3. Defining the Next Generation of Secure Web Gateways
See our March Update for all this and more...go to: http://www.infosec-cloud.com/march-2015-update/Opens a new window
Guest post: Aaron Cohoon, AppRiver.
We’re getting reports from users on both AppRiver’s Hosted Exchange and Microsoft Office 365 platforms that calendar events are displaying two time zones on iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.
Calendar events that were created on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or higher, or created in Microsoft Outlook in some cases, display the server time below the device’s local time when opened on an iPad or iPhone running iOS 8.0.0 through 8.1.1.
While this issue seems to be cosmetic since the device’s correct local time is still displayed in the calendar, it can potentially cause major confusion for users when they edit an event from an iPhone or iPad, as the Start time will default to the server time.
Click here Opens a new window to watch a short video by a user in the USA, Jarrett Gorin, detailing the issue and challenge it causes with editing events
To edit an event displaying two time zones tap the Start time field, and make sure the time zone is correct before saving the changes to the calendar event on the device. This won’t prevent the server time zone from being displayed, but it will keep your calendar appointments set to the correct time when editing events on the go
Why is this happening?
Several users have reported this issue to Apple, and in one case the following response has been forwarded from Apple Support:
“The customer is contacting us because both the local time, and either the time of the originator or the server is showing in the Calendar app. This is expected behavior with iOS 8.The customer can submit feedback on this feature at http://www.apple.com/feedback. Opens a new window”
This is not behavior observed with other email and calendar clients supporting Exchange such as Outlook, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry mobile devices.
Calendar events should display the time zone the event was created in as determined by the client software (Outlook or the settings on your mobile device) not the time zone in which the server is housed. Time zones are controlled at the individual mailbox client level because each Exchange server can, and does house mailboxes of users who live, work, and travel throughout different time zones.
Time Zone override is the only feature in iOS 8 that is known to display two time zones in a calendar event. Since Time Zone Override replaced the Time Zone Support feature in iOS, we can assume its expected behavior is to display events in an iOS device’s local time as well as the time zone in which the event was created.
For example, you live in New York, your time zone is EST, and you are traveling to London, in GMT, when you get to London you’re time zone is 5 hours ahead of New York time, but you have to call a client back home at 4 PM EST. The Time Zone override feature should display your calendar events that were created in New in both EST and GMT
Unfortunately, users are seeing their server times displayed while they’re home and all of their client settings are set correctly to New York (for this example). I have reported this as a feature bug to Apple as this happens even when Time Zone Override is turned off. To further confuse the perception of “expected behavior”, Apple has not included Time Zone Override in the official IOS 8 (now 8.1) manual as of today.
After extensive troubleshooting and providing several examples to Apple Support, my ticket on the issue was escalated to Apple’s Engineering team. Unfortunately there is still no fix, but I have been assured there is something in the works. Apple’s Enterprise team sent me an acknowledgement after their Engineering team reviewed my case and that of several other users.
“Thank you for calling in so we may add to impact on issue with Exchange accounts and calendars on ios 8. Apple is aware of this and currently being worked on.”
From what they’ve told me they have enough examples now to know the issue with dual time zones displayed in events is specific to an iOS 8 feature. However, I was also informed the reported impact has been minimal. In order to increase awareness so that there can be a fix applied in an update soon I encourage any user encountering this issue to submit feedback at the following web address: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html Opens a new window
Researching Secure Web Gateways? Check out the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant and find out why Blue Coat is our preferred partner.
Plus read Proofpoint's Cybersecurity predictions for the coming year:
* Cyberextortion will be the most rapidly growing new threat family
* Cyberattackers will target a wider range of data and assets
* Email-borne threats will become more social and lead to more data breaches
* Social media will be fertile ground for cybercriminals
* Malvertising will continue to increase as a threat
* Increased volume of alerts will make automated incident response a priority
* The breaches of 2014 will breed new regulations in 2015
* Social media will fall subject to aggressive regulation
See our January Update for all this and more...go to: http://www.infosec-cloud.com/january-2015-update/Opens a new window
Free Web protection for home use from Blue Coat's K9 Web Protection. Whether you want to protect your kids or yourself, K9 provides enterprise-class protection from pornography and other adult content on the Internet.
Plus download our free white paper describing the secure authentication options available for mobile device users.
And if you find Cloud Acroynms a pain in the AaaS, check out the video blog from Andrew McLean, CTO at Compare the Cloud.
See our December Update for all this and more...go to: http://www.infosec-cloud.com/december-2014-update/Opens a new window
AppRiver Press Release.
Company increases channel momentum, attracts top-tier resellers.
AppRiver has experienced tremendous channel growth since the start of 2014, highlighted by several new distribution partnerships in Europe, a strong partner enablement program and 900 new partners worldwide, bringing the total number of active partners to more than 2,700.
With its focus on key European markets, AppRiver expects to significantly grow regional revenues through both direct and channel sales. With EMEA revenues up 120% and seat activations up 362% since January, the company will continue its focus on expanding channel networks across the region.
“Demand for IT solutions is on the rise,” said AppRiver EMEA Channel Director, Jim Tyer. “Evolving technology trends such as cloud computing, BYOD and sophisticated advanced persistent threats (APTs) directed toward businesses have created a surging worldwide demand for solutions to combat these dangerous emerging threats.”
According to a September 2014 Gartner Research report1, the global tech market will grow by 2.1% in 2014 and reach nearly $3.7 trillion. Consumers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) account for roughly 22% of those purchases, making it one of the largest markets in the world for IT spending. Looking ahead, Gartner forecasts that 2015 will be an even better year for IT vendors, with companies spending $3.9 trillion.
To drive the company’s expansion efforts, AppRiver recently rolled out a partner program in Germany. Like its European neighbors, German-based partners can now increase monthly revenue, expand their service offerings and grow their cloud business through AppRiver’s partner program.
“The moment you sign up to resell AppRiver’s IT security solutions, it’s obvious the company is committed to your success,” said Timur Kesebir of Helpdeskplus IT-services in Unterschleißheim, Germany. “Partner tools, certifications, co-branding and 24/7 support is available. But, the bottom line is that AppRiver’s cloud-based solutions serve a growing client need, stimulate new business opportunities and increase profitability.”
As new cyber threats and security requirements emerge, customers throughout Europe are looking to their solution providers for guidance on how to best protect their systems. For that reason, the company designed partner programs to help resellers quickly and easily capitalize on their position as a trusted advisor for their clients.
“We joined the AppRiver partner program to widen our portfolio of cloud-based services,” said Pete Sherwood, MD at Infosec CloudOpens a new window. “We’re finding that demand in the UK for cloud-based services, in particular Office 365, is growing steadily as customers look for ways to increase business productivity and flexibility, while reducing costs. Our partnership with AppRiver is helping us to identify new business opportunities and enables Infosec Cloud to provide customers with superior service levels.”
In addition to offering more and more attractive options for partners, AppRiver’s cloud-based services also have broad appeal among resold customers. For example, the company allows users to try its services free for 30 days, cancel without penalty and access its award-winning Phenomenal Care™ at no cost. Customers can also pay for their services on a month-to-month basis with no long-term contracts that saddle them with legacy technology.
To learn more about AppRiver’s suite of services, please visit www.appriver.comOpens a new window
UK Office 365 Business Plans: www.infosec-cloud.com/office-365-plus/Opens a new window
Cloud-based email security: www.infosec-cloud.com/cloud-services/email-security/Opens a new window
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