Today we can access more data than ever before and connectivity is no longer confined to the office. Data is now available at home, when travelling and at any time of the day. Stealing that data has never been more attractive to hackers. Exercising caution and following some simple guidance is a great way to start the year. To help, here’s our 19 for ‘19 security best practices.
The holidays are over. Our batteries are recharged and we’re ready to tackle 2019! The second Tuesday has arrived which means it’s time to get patching…
After last month’s Zero Day challenges (Zero Day being where a new found vulnerability was already being exploited by attackers in the wild), everyone should be comforted to hear Microsoft are advising of no Zero Day vulnerabilities this month.
‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, roasting chestnuts on an open fire and sipping your favourite festive drink by the tree...but before we can do any of that, we have vulnerabilities to manage. Yes, on the 11th day of Christmas, Microsoft, Adobe and Mozilla have all dished out a number of patches that need to be gift wrapped and express delivered to each of your machines.
Have you ever considered moving to Belfast? For many years, decades even, the answer to that question (for the vast majority) was no. The same applied to graduates like myself, who instinctively left Belfast after university, for pastures new. The recent local theatre phenomenon and acclaimed film, Read more
When I joined Options’ Graduate & Placement Programme in June 2018, I knew that travel was going to be a big part of my training. But I never expected to be part of Options’ 2 million mile journey! This year, we’ve already surpassed our Read more
With unprecedented and continued government warning to the financial sector (from the FBI, GCHQ & EU Regulators, to name but a few) the need to mitigate cyber fraud has never been greater. But have you covered the basics? Don't be complacent - act now and follow our 4 Point Plan:
It may still be vacation season, but this month’s Patch Tuesday has confirmed that security doesn't take a holiday! Microsoft have addressed 12 critical vulnerabilities and of course, the casting of Foreshadow.
In an already challenging year for CPU manufactures, there is now a third major chip flaw to add to Spectre and Meltdown.
With a staggering 81% of compromised user accounts accessed through stolen or weak passwords, user authentication poses one of the greatest cybersecurity risks in 2018. Whether through remote connectivity, shared services or email, there are no shortage of widely used technologies that (conditions permitting) make industrialised cybercrime and sophisticated hacking a walk in the park.
At Options, we are always seeking to add value to our global team. Whether through cultivating our employee’s health and fitness, maintaining a flat structure for career development or offering some of the most exciting travel opportunities in the sector, there are no shortage of company-wide initiatives that ensure our workforce are rewarded and, more importantly, valued.