Threat Intelligence identified as investment priority for 2016 as firms fail to capitalise on holistic and integrated view of security performance

November 17, 2015 by SecureData

MEDIA RELEASE: Study finds performance, skills, and costs remain biggest hurdles to true data-driven security
13 November 2015, London: 
SecureData, the leading provider of managed cybersecurity services, and global market research and advisory firm IDC, today unveiled the findings of a study of 300 large UK companies to gauge their understanding of Threat Intelligence and the key factors necessary

Securedata’s CEO Etienne Greeff listed as one of the top 50 data leaders and influencers

October 26, 2015 by SecureData

The prestigious Data 50 list was whittled down from more than 200 nominations and shines a light on those transforming organisations, enhancing decision-making and driving business value through the use of data, as well as managing its proliferating growth. The explosion of data – and what can be done with it – has been the most transformational trend to emerge…

Canalys announces SecureData winners of Cloud: Software award

October 16, 2015 by SecureData

Canalys has announced the winners of the Candefero Channel Partner of the Year Awards for EMEA. These awards recognize high achievement by the region’s channel partners in particular areas. The winners were honored on stage in Barcelona on Thursday 8 October at the EMEA Canalys Channels Forum, which attracted 1,000 leading channel partners, distributors and vendors from 20 countries across…

SensePost CEO Daniel Cuthbert Interviewed on Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1

October 15, 2015 by SecureData

People are more and more swiping left and right on dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr, and not paying much attention to who they are matching with. It’s now becoming more common for people to be finding these matches pop on on their Facebook suggested friends list. So, is there a way to stop this from happening? SensePost CEO…

Securedata CEO Etienne Greeff Featured In The Times

October 13, 2015 by SecureData

How do I stop viruses from wiping out work?   In a new series, online security experts answer a key question from a small firm about the simple but vital steps that every business should take to stay safe. Q: I manage a small training consultancy team that works remotely on laptops. Recently, someone downloaded a virus that wiped everything…

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…