If there is one thing which unites us all in the world of IT security, it is the desire to eliminate known vulnerabilities so that we can continually improve and build upon what we already know. But did you know that a standard deployment of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 RTM, contains over 800 pages of known vulnerable configuration settings, according to the CIS (Centre for Internet Security)?
Every few months or so, there is a breach penalty which stands out among others. In this instance, it is the Dixons Carphone, which has been the recipient of a £500,000 fine in response to exposing the details of 5.6 million payment cards.
Every so often there is a seismic change in the IT security industry that creates a new benchmark upon which everything is measured. One such case of late, is an area that has remained unchanged for the large part of two decades – B2B file transfer.
The festive season is nearly upon us; and while you might be dreaming about cookies of the sugary and Christmas themed type, European judges have other ideas. The other type of cookie – and most likely the more frequent – are those used on websites to store small amounts of information on our local endpoints to assist with functionality.