Cisco ACI Security

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is Cisco’s software-defined data centre solution. It brings with it a number of benefits that provide a high-performance, programmable, scalable and resilient architecture on which to operate your enterprise workloads. But what does it bring to the table from a security perspective? This post will explore some of the benefits.…

By Mike Guy February 13, 2019 2

Containers – Security Blessing or Curse?

Containerised applications are becoming an increasingly common way to deploy applications in environments that are adopting a DevOps approach. But are they secure? This post will briefly explore some of the positives and negatives they bring. What are Containers? Containers are the next-level on from the virtualisation we all know and love – Virtual Machines…

By Mike Guy December 20, 2018 0

CIS Security Controls – Part Three

  This is the final of three posts on the CIS Critical Security Controls. If you haven’t already read the previous two they can be found here (part one) and here (part two). There are only four controls in this section, so it should be a shorter read this time! This post will focus on…

By Mike Guy December 6, 2018 0

CIS Security Controls – Part Two

  Following on from my last post on the CIS Basic Security Controls,¬†this post will look at the next group – the foundational controls. These are a step up from what is considered “the basics” and are things that organisations should be thinking about implementing for good security posture. There are quite a few controls…

By Mike Guy November 27, 2018 0

CIS Security Controls – Part One

Security is hard. Anyone who thinks it isn’t, probably isn’t implementing it particularly effectively. But with a market saturated with different solutions and buzzwords where do you begin?   Standards, Frameworks and Controls Fortunately to make life a little easier there are a number of published and well recognised frameworks, standards and security controls you…

By Mike Guy November 11, 2018 0

HTTPS Everywhere?

In case you weren’t aware (it’s difficult to have missed this one) Chrome version 68 was released earlier this week. It brought with it a significant change to the way HTTP sites are displayed in the browser address bar. You’re probably used to seeing the little green “Secure” icon right? Well any sites not running…

By Mike Guy July 26, 2018 0