Blog

NCSC Guidance On Preparing For A Denial Of Service Attack

Alastair Horner

Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS is an attack where there is an attempt to render an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple distributed sources.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a pivotal organization in cyber security advice and supports the most critical organizations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs and the general public.

more →

Blog

DoH!

Iain Westwood

DoH, or DNS over HTTPS to be precise, has featured in mainstream media in recent weeks. Both Mozilla and Google have confirmed that their Firefox and Chrome browsers will be implementing DoH by default but what exactly is it and why does it have ISP’s worried?

To recap, DNS (or the Domain Name System) is used to translate a human-readable host address such as www.activereach.net to its underlying IP address that your computer can connect to in order to receive content.  

more →

Blog

What Should a Cyber Incident Playbook Include?

Alastair Horner

Do You Really Need A Cyber Incident Playbook?

As part of business continuity planning most organisations have a disaster recovery plan in place in case of a fire, flood or other business impacting incidents, so why should planning for a Cyber Security incident be any different?  Building a strong Cyber Incident Playbook is vital and works together with in tandem with other procedures should issues arise.

more →

Blog

Taking Care of The Little Things

Andy Powell

Resilient Firewalls, DDoS Mitigation, Multi-factor Authentication are the sexy parts of IT but can be easily brought down if the small things are ignored. By ‘small’ things I really mean the more mundane tasks linked to good IT security;

  • Anti-Virus
  • Admin Rights 
  • Patching
  • SSL Certificates
  • Testing

Anti-Virus

If your AV is not up-to-date and a network user accidentally clicks on a
link, opens an attachment or falls for a phishing scam, it could result in
a destructive virus spreading around the network, locking users out of
important data or destroying the data. 

more →