An important step toward peace and security in the digital world

I think we are all in agreement that the internet as it is today is a great achievement but there needs to be a certain level of agreement between the different players what should be done and what not. On November 12th, Microsoft and other technology providers like Google, Facebook, Intel, Ericsson, Samsung, Accenture, Fujitsu,…

Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity

It is not new, that identity will become your new perimeter, your next control pane. Still I see a lot of companies struggle with the concept and with the feeling to have the identity in the Cloud. Often, I hear the statement that they “lose control” once the identity is (at least partly) managed in…

Spread of Eternal Blue – Patching Still a Huge Issue

Back in the early days at Blaster we told the customers that they must do three things: Switch on your firewall Apply security updates Have an anti-virus software installed and keep it updated It seems that even after Wannacry and Petya people have not learned, yet: Look at these statistics with computers still being vulnerable…

Criminals getting closer to State Actors

A few years ago, we saw a clear difference between state actors and criminals looking at the technologies and procedures they applied attacking an environment. Over time we have seen these two groups coming closer together. In the meantime, criminals seem to have caught up. They started to use more sophisticated and targeted malware and…

Shortage of Cybersecurity Workforce to Increase – An Opportunity for Managed Services

One of the discussions I have with a lot of customers is around managed security services. Especially themes like Security Operation Centers seem to be fairly emotional as quite some customers want to build and run one themselves (and yes, I know the challenges around regulation). One of the points I often make is the…