Security Analytics – Hype v Reality

Forrester Research’s report:  Top 13 Technology Trends S&R Pros Should Watch 2016, opens with a troubling statement: “Selecting security solutions has never been more difficult.” Why is this the case? Are security vendors marketing messages too complex? Are threats being overstated?  Or is it that the cybersecurity problem is just too hard to solve? Understanding […]

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Huntsman: The Heart of MSSP Success

The Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) industry has blossomed over the last five years. Moreover, analysts predict growth as high as 15% year-on-year for the foreseeable future, with the cyber security market set to be worth US$1 trillion by 2020. If you want a slice of this market, you need to understand the core business […]

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Safe Automation is the key to operational security success

The success of a modern security operations centre (SOC) is only possible with the right balance of systems, people and culture. Security analysts need to work as a team, leveraging strengths and supporting weaknesses to deliver the best security outcomes. Furthermore, technology must be customised to the business’s environment, allowing automated processes to underpin analysts’ […]

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Translating Cyber-Threats into Business Risks

First Published in the Infosec Euorpe 2016 Official Event Guide…………… Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management, Huntsman Security, says that aside from the relentless barrage of cyber-attacks, one of the key challenges for IT security professionals is getting the rest of the business on board with efforts to keep these threats at bay. There is […]

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2016 Cyber Security Predictions

Cyber security was never far from the news in 2015, and that is unlikely to change in 2016. Despite various initiatives to increase cyber security skills and awareness, the reality is that the shortage of expert resources is also set to continue to be a challenge. Equally the number, frequency, duration and severity of breaches […]

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Early thoughts on the “Talk Talk” hack

The Talk Talk hack  is shaping up to be an interesting case …. It is important to remember firstly that they are the victims of a crime, not the perpetrators of one.  It’s also (as we write this) much, much too early to offer any kind of diagnostic view or look to judge the reasons […]

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Security own goals

We have seen more instances recently of “security own goals” – i.e. security failures from companies who either should know better (probably overly harsh criticism when faced with a determined, targeted attack) or who are founded on the basis of providing greater security, but then found to be fallible like other businesses. Past examples would […]

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Infosec – more information than you can shake a light saber at

After last week’s UK Infosecurity Europe one thing emerged for sure – there is no shortage of security products trying to detect external attacks and no shortage of service vendors and information brokers who will gather that data together and then repackage it for sale.  Once again the dominating trend was: ”the bad guy is […]

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Cyber Resilience

Over the last few weeks the topic of Cyber Resilience has been very high on the agenda, for Huntsman Security and in the wider industry around security and risk. In the UK, Huntsman Security, following up on a prior event, held a breakfast briefing on precisely this topic with input from the Bank of England. […]

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