Cyber Business ​Blog

7Safe's trusted cyber security experts share insights in this blog to help business executives understand, keep up-to-date and manage cyber security risks.

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    Cyber experts share insights into why cyber security is no longer just a technical issue.

    Mar 08, 2012

    Cyber business is considered a main engine for future economic growth and the opportunity to use related technologies, such as the cloud, to reduce costs is a key part of the agenda for many organisations. Yet cyber crime is also increasing as are the indications that it is still not being treated seriously or is [...]
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    Cyber Security Skill Gap Highlights Training Needs

    Dec 20, 2011

    An alarming increase in cyber attacks have recently been seen in the UK, many incidents of which have been widely reported in the media. The issue has naturally drawn attention to the urgency for companies to improve their security measures. Ironically, the UK has seen a huge drop in the number of pupils undertaking computing [...]
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    Interview With 7Safe Pentester Reveals Latest Tools & Exploits in IT Security

    Dec 16, 2011

    Head of Penetration Testing at 7safe Sumit Siddharth (Sid), was recently interviewed by the Pentest Magazine to provide insights into his specialism in application and database security.
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    Youdetect Service Detects Illegal Acquisition of Multimedia

    Oct 05, 2011

    The illegal acquisition of multimedia by downloading streaming multimedia is one of the most common new developments in piracy but is yet to be responded to by the forensic community. YouTube Downloader (YTD) is currently the most prevalent software choice for illegally downloading multimedia content, assisting and supporting illegal downloading and multimedia piracy. YouDetect uses statistical [...]
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    Payment Security Event : Reducing PCI Risk with a New Approach

    Sep 01, 2011

    7Safe is excited to announce another eagerly anticipated technology-focused PCI security event in collaboration with leading card acquirer, Barclaycard, on 29th September 2011 in London. Over 200 attendees are predicted to attend to hear valuable insights into Barclaycard’s new Risk Reduction Programme, a valid alternative to the traditional PCI DSS methodology. Practical and interactive applications [...]
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    Relativity on iPad!

    Jan 28, 2011

    7Safe’s hosted eDiscovery lets you review documents via Relativity on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone in addition to traditional PC web access.
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    eDisclosure and Forensics – New Paper

    Feb 25, 2010

    ediscovery & forensics paper This paper can certainly be considered to be appropriate reading in relation to the recent Jackson Report and in particular the section recommending that eDisclosure as a topic should a substantial part of CPD for solicitors and barristers who will have to deal with eDisclosure in practice.
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    PCI ASV scanning not a panacea

    Oct 28, 2009

    Going through drafts of the upcoming information security breaches report, and it reveals things that some will find unnerving and others unsurprising.  Here is a snippet: —————  100% of the organisations that had satisfied the requirements of PCI DSS Approved Scan Vendor (ASV) vulnerability scanning were not sufficiently protected to prevent against being compromised by a combination [...]
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    Gmail, Hotmail et al email account compromise

    Oct 07, 2009

    The media is reporting this week on thousands of email user names and passwords being published online. 7Safe’s Dan Haagman was on Sky News live last night discussing the phishing scam that has compromised the security of an estimated 30,000 users.  The scam affected users of Google Mail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast, Earthlink, and AOL. Unfortunately, it seems that social engineering [...]
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    eDiscovery for credit card numbers and PCI DSS compliance

    Sep 17, 2009

    One of the areas in which 7Safe works is compliance with the payment card security standard PCI DSS.  A big issue within the standard involves the unencrypted storage of debit and credit card numbers, or PANs (Primary Account Numbers), and other associated sensitive data. As you can imagine, many companies taking credit card payment can inadvertently store such PANs in clear [...]