I know from my experience of deploying privilege management in global organizations that people think it’s going to be hard. Every organization is facing an endpoint security balancing act. On one hand employees, and their endpoints, need to be secure. But on the other hand, many employees require a free and flexible operating environment.
Avecto has an illustrious history of providing enterprises with control at the same time as ensuring user freedom. By enabling organizations around the world to remove admin rights and put in place realistic application whitelisting, we raise the security bar while helping people achieve compliance and reduce operational costs.
Last month we welcomed the return of the McAfee brand, one of the trailblazers in the ongoing battle against cyber crime. In a well-articulated blog post, McAfee CEO, Chris Young, set out the vision and mission of the #NewMcAfee and laid down its ambitious plans to take the business forward and ultimately shape the security marketplace as never before.
This weekend a team from Avecto will be taking part in the Great Manchester Run to raise money for Stockport Mind. In my last blog I discussed some reasons why I think everybody should consider running to improve their own mental health. Today I will discuss how you can get started and stick to it. I’ll also draw out some similarities to software development.
With just a year to go until GDPR takes effect, there are concerns that around half of businesses may not meet the new data protection standards in time. While the majority of IT security professionals are aware of GDPR, a recent poll found just under half are preparing for its arrival.
It’s been a busy week in the security world. On Friday 12th May 2017 the world was hit by one of the biggest ransomware out breaks in recent times. It reached 74 countries and more than 45,000 systems. By Monday, this was more like 150 countries and 200,000 systems, according to Europol. When a kill-switch was found to disable the virus, it was a matter of hours until new variants were infecting systems at a rate of 3,600 per hour.
On Friday, a cyber attack on an unprecedented scale struck a wide range of organizations in over 99 countries across the globe. The ransomware attack, known as WanaCry or WanaCrypt0r shut down IT systems in NHS hospitals and GP surgeries in the UK as well as many large global organizations including Telefonica, FedEx and Renault.
A widespread scam affecting Google Docs began to land in users’ inboxes on Wednesday in what has been described as a sophisticated phishing campaign.
The much anticipated 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon was launched this week and once again it highlights some interesting and concerning security trends.
Avecto is listed as an official security provider in the Endpoint Protection Platforms category on the Gartner Peer Insights website. In case you aren't familiar with the site, it's a review portal for security leaders and their teams to get anonymous third party feedback on a vendor and their software solutions. We firmly believe this type of resource is a hugely valuable, open and honest way of assessing the security landscape. So this is our rallying call, for Avecto customers to tell the world what you think about our Defendpoint software.
On the 28th May 2017, a team from Avecto will be taking part in the Great Manchester Run to raise money for Stockport Mind. As an employee of Avecto and avid runner, this feels like a perfect partnership. I strongly believe that running makes me better at my job and can have a hugely positive impact on everybody's mental health.