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Four reasons to use App-ID on your Next-Generation Firewall

March 1, 2019

Managing your application traffic is no longer as easy as it once was. The advancing digital age has meant that it’s harder and harder to properly identify users and applications. To combat this threat and to prevent risks, many people are now turning to App-ID, which comes native within the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls. […]

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5 top features your NGFW should have

March 1, 2019

Cybersecurity is surely one of THE most critical aspects of any businesses IT set-up. Of course, one of the main ways to protect your network online is with a firewall. These act as a barrier to any malicious online activity and stop it from harming your systems. While firewalls have been around for a while, […]

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Seeing inside web traffic with Palo Alto SSL Decryption

March 1, 2019

Consilium UK is offering free Security Lifecycle Reviews (SLR) in collaboration with Palo Alto Networks. Click here to arrange one today to find out what’s really happening with your network. Over the past few years we have been bombarded with new regulatory compliance such as Cyber Essentials and GDPR, however there is still an internal issue […]

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Yet another breach. It’s imperative to take action

March 1, 2019

And the award for the first high-profile data breach post-GDPR goes to – Dixons Carphone! The announcement that the electronics retailer had suffered two incidents of cyber crime was shocking not just because of the magnitude of the breach, but also the timing. It came within days of new data protection laws going live. Dixons […]

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Data Breach: TimeHop on Facebook

March 1, 2019

As IT specialists, we are constantly reminding all of our clients of the importance of good security practices, especially when using cloud services. An incident last week, however, should be a reminder to everyone that it’s not only our work accounts we need to keep secure but our personal apps too. TimeHop is a popular […]

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The problems with passwords; and how to solve them

March 1, 2019

Whether you use cloud services or on-premise IT solutions, cyber security is more important now than ever. But did you know that one of the biggest threats to your security could be one of the things that you think helps to protect it? Passwords. ‘Experts’ have been foreshadowing the demise of the password for at […]

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BA grounds flights for its traditional yearly IT outage

January 22, 2019

After 44 years in business, many passengers might expect British Airways to have tightened up on its IT support. But on the 19th July – one of the most popular travelling days of the year – the former “world’s favourite airline” suffered yet another catastrophic IT failure, delaying tens of thousands of passengers for up […]

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Balancing security with usability, and why keeping your users happy is a good thing

January 22, 2019

What’s the best way to make a computer secure? Unplug it from the internet, turn it off, and put it back in the box. True though that may be, forcing your entire team to shut down their laptops and lock them away is unlikely to be great for their productivity levels. Like many jokes, though, […]

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Cyber security: a business essential

January 22, 2019

For businesses in the UK which operate digitally in some respect, cybersecurity is now a non-negotiable aspect of operating a company. According to government figures, some 98 per cent of businesses and charities in the country have an online presence of some sort, underlining just how important cybersecurity has now become. Which businesses need to […]

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Beware of the latest e-mail scam

January 22, 2019

People have been using email to scam people for as long as it has been around. In the early days these scams were generic and fairly easy to spot. The classic scam was to send an email, supposedly from a foreign prince, claiming they could not move their money out of their country. All you […]

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