All posts by Andrew Avanessian

IT professionals ask for the “Easy Button”, but does it even exist?

I speak to many IT professionals who don’t have visibility over the endpoints and don’t really understand the day to day work behaviors of their staff. When asked to “secure the endpoint” by their management, there are many misconceptions about the effectiveness which naturally arise.

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Wonga adds its name to the roll call of breached companies in 2017

Another day, another data breach. This time, payday lender, Wonga has revealed it’s the latest victim in a long and seemingly endless line of companies to have had their customer data compromised. 

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The endpoint security paradox

One thing that troubles me when speaking to clients, from SMBs to truly global enterprises, is a number of times I see technology driving security strategies and not the business requirements. So many organizations work in silos and not co-ordinating their IT security strategy. It is important to understand WHY you are embarking on a particular security project and how this fits with the wider strategic goals of your company. This, of course, takes longer to start with but significantly shortens deployment life cycles and wasted effort.

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Security basics provide the best foundations

In the era of next-gen technology, it’s the often-forgotten basics that provide the best foundations.

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Does a younger board make for a more secure organization?

A recent survey conducted by the Financial Times (FT) revealed that just four FTSE 100 companies had board members under the age of 40. Though perhaps this is unsurprising when we think about a traditional corporate hierarchy, the implications of an older board that does not have the digital threat landscape at the top of their agenda could result in a security headache.

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