SecureData’s CEO Etienne Greeff – On Palantir in US$20 bn valuation for data analysis

June 26, 2015 by SecureData

The CIA-backed big data analysis firm Palantir is raising some US $500 million (£317 million) which would double the company’s valuation over the last year and a half to US$20 billion (£12.7 billion) according to Buzzfeed, making it the third highest-valued startup in the US, after Uber (US$50 billion (£32 billion) and Airbnb (US$24 billion/£15 billion). It is reported to…

SecureData’s Cloud Director Marty Legg on Stripping Back Security With a ‘Less Is More’ Approach

June 8, 2015 by Marty Legg

Today’s businesses have never spent more on cyber security, yet they’ve never been less protected. While the global security spend races towards $30 billion, breaches in UK businesses alone have shot up by almost 25 per cent in the past three years. With profits of around £280 billion per year, cybercrime is now so lucrative that criminals have all the…

Threat Intelligence, WiFi Hacking and NSA Playset

May 27, 2015 by SecureData

Commercial-grade threat intelligence, which the average firm buys to use inside the organisation, is useless, said Pete Shoard, head of cloud service product development at UK-based SecureData. “The long and the short of it is that intelligence is a poor indicator that does not tell you anything” about what’s going on in the company, said Shoard, delivering his presentation on…

SecureData’s sister company sensepost’s coo Daniel Cuthberts’ Take On The Update Of The Computer Misuse Act 1990

May 19, 2015 by SecureData

The Computer Misuse Act 1990 has quietly been updated, handing out life sentences to hackers and seemingly giving more power and protection to law enforcement and surveillance agencies.

  Details of this change were revealed at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal which is hearing a challenge to the legality of computer hacking by UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies, as filed…

Should We Trust The Cloud? By Securedata’s Cloud Services Director Marty Legg

May 13, 2015 by SecureData

When it comes to security, there is a cloud of mistrust hanging over the boardroom. Survey after survey reveals that security, or rather the perceived lack of it, is the single biggest factor preventing business from migrating to the cloud. But how accurate is this perception? Security provider SecureData’s cloud services director Marty Legg argues that too many businesses are…

SecureData’s Head of Cloud Product Development On How Data Helps Protect Against Threats

May 7, 2015 by SecureData

SecureData explains how its data collection helps protect end-users against threats, and what types of data it collects. Pete Shoard, head of Cloud Product Development at SecureData in Europe, says the company collects and stores between one billion and five billion records of data per day from the UK, which the company uses to generate risk scores.

Shoard is responsible

Security Analyst Glenn Wilkinson on ‘Why You Should Avoid Hotel Wi-Fi like the plague’

May 5, 2015 by SecureData

Everybody loves free Wi-Fi. It’s one of the number one reasons for choosing a hotel, and there are even websites dedicated to it. But it’s not safe.”Hotel Wi-Fi is designed for easy and frictionless access,” says Stephen Moody, Solutions Director, EMEA at ThreatMetrix. “Devices are connecting to insecure, non-encrypted Wi-Fi networks.” The bottom line is this: use hotel

SecureData Opens New Innovation Centre In London’s Tech City

May 1, 2015 by SecureData

Security VAR SecureData has opened a new innovation centre for research and development in threat detection and analysis in London’s Tech City. The centre will also host SecureData’s Academy which aims to recruit and train technical and commercial staff for the security player. Etienne Greeff, SecureData’s chief executive, said he hopes the Shoreditch location will attract new recruits to the…

SecureData’s Alan Carter on the 10 Lessons Learnt from Ryanair’s Chinese Bank Hack

May 1, 2015 by SecureData

Alan Carter, Cloud Service Director at SecureData said: “I wonder if it is a hack in the traditional sense? With little information about what happened, it is quite conceivable that this was an inside job, or carried out by someone who knows their systems intimately. “When we speak of hacking we generally mean people breaking into computer systems, is this…