No more excuses for cyber security failures in councils
Breaches of cyber security are a significant risk to every business and individual, but are increasingly affecting local government. Recovering from the February 2020 ransomware attack that reduced Redcar & Cleveland Council to using pen and paper for critical processes, was estimated to have cost over £10.5m – three times their 2019 central ICT budget.
Cloud security & buckhammer
Peter Male, AWS Business Development Lead, reacts to the news of the latest security scare and argues why Buckhammer won’t be stopping him from storing data on the Cloud.
How to Choose a Cloud Aware Penetration Tester
If security is important to you then you’ll want an external penetration test for your infrastructure. The work that Arcus does with central government and NHS means that we have been tested by several ‘experts’ but the truth is that many of these don’t understand the Cloud and so make some recommendations that are irrelevant while missing larger issues. Recently I met a penetration test company that understands the Cloud but before I come to that, let me explain about penetration tests.
Why is Arcus Global an AWS Managed Service Provider you can Trust?
As an AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) security is a key area of focus for Arcus and something our customers expect. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has created a set of 14 cloud security principles that public sector organisations should be aware of, and adhere to, when selecting cloud services and solutions/service providers. This blog explores how those principles are met.
Security and the Cloud – Part 1
This will be the first of a number of op-ed pieces on the security landscape of cloud computing. Security is often quoted as one of the main reason people back away from embracing the cloud. This I believe is often due to a combination of an over estimation of how secure their current arrangements are… Read more »