6 Cybercriminal Gangs Causing Havoc Worldwide

June 21, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

Cybercriminal gangs have been in operation for decades but have become an increasingly sophisticated threat that challenges every organisation, no matter the size or the sensitivity of its data. There is a worrying trend emerging whereby smaller cybercriminal gangs are banding together to form more prominent organisations. Some operate privately, while others offer to sell … Read More

How Immutable Backups Protect Against Ransomware

May 31, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

An immutable backup or immutable storage means that your archived data is fixed, unchangeable, and cannot be modified, encrypted or deleted. When it comes to preserving your data in the event of a ransomware attack, immutable backups are a critical component of your organisation’s business strategy and data recovery plan. This type of archived data … Read More

5 Common Phishing Attacks That Can Impact Your Business

May 27, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

Cybercriminals use phishing attacks to gather sensitive data or system access details before beginning their main offensive. What usually follows is a well-targeted ransomware attack or the theft of valuable data to be sold on the dark web. As a business owner, it is vital to educate both staff and yourself on the most common phishing attacks that … Read More

9 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Ransomware

May 12, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

There is an ever-increasing chance that your company will fall victim to some form of a cyberattack over the next 12 months. Cybercrime is costing the UK alone billions of pounds each year (source), and this dismal statistic applies to large and small businesses alike. One of the most prevalent forms of cybercrime is the … Read More

Cryptojacking: Can Your Business Avoid It?

April 29, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

Cryptojacking or malicious crypto mining is a growing business threat. Unlike ransomware and other cyber threats, cryptojacking code hides on computers, mobile devices, and servers and surreptitiously uses a machine’s resources to “mine” cryptocurrencies. Most users don’t notice anything unless it severely slows down the computer’s processing speed. While ransomware is designed to encrypt your … Read More

8 Cyber Attacks That Threaten Your Business

April 20, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

A data breach can have disastrous results for any business. By 2025, the estimated damage from cybercriminal activity will cost $10.5 trillion globally (source). Given the striking statistics, Securus Communications urges companies of all sizes to prioritise data security. Your organisation must invest in robust cybersecurity defence and supporting systems to mitigate these cyber-attacks. Today’s threat landscape … Read More

SD-WAN Vs SD-Branch: What You Need To Know

March 31, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

With the usual IT acronyms being thrown around there is an element of confusion around software defined systems.  We’ll attempt to dispel some of the confusion in this document. Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployments combine advanced networking hardware with virtualisation to improve WAN bandwidth efficiency, application performance, and resilience. This software-centric approach is now … Read More

What is SD-Branch? A Complete Overview

March 22, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployments use the power of virtualisation and software-defined networking to increase bandwidth efficiency and boost application performance. This same software-centric approach has evolved into SD-Branch, where branch LAN services are also incorporated. SD-Branch is a platform that integrates the features of SD-WAN, security, routing, LAN, and WiFi functionality into a … Read More

Edge Computing for Retail: Why In-Store Needs It

February 28, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

The shift to online shopping over the last decade has introduced massive change to the retail industry. Up to 67% of millennials and 56% of gen-Xers now conduct most of their shopping online. Despite the uptake of online shopping, edge computing for retail can ensure that bricks and mortar stores remain business-viable. However, retailers need … Read More

What Is Secure Web Gateway (SWG)?

February 15, 2021By Andrew RadfordTechnology

At Securus Communications, we believe that the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) security model offers a cost-effective security solution for all businesses, from SME’s to huge multinationals. With massive uplift in cloud computing, remote working and anywhere operations (AO), the demand placed on IT Teams to deliver secure end-to-end network services has never been so intense. … Read More