Archive for 2013

Sapphire Sifts Out Security Gemstones

Originally Published by CRN: View original article

Security VAR Sapphire has completed a vendor rationalisation process that will see it move forward with just 12 core vendors.

It is a year since the Darlington-based firm took on seven staff which includes David Lannin, ex-managing director of Assurix. The move gave Sapphire a foothold …

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CRN Special Report: Head in the sand

Originally Published by CRN: view original article

With stories of Jason Bourne-style cyberattacks continuing to dominate the media narrative, small business owners could be forgiven for thinking they are immune from cybercrime.

But away from the flashing lights of state-sponsored malware assaults on governments and critical infrastructure, there are growing fears that …

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8 things to know about PCI DSS 3.0

Published on Oct 17th at Trusted Blog

Author:  Michael Aminzade, Director of Compliance Delivery, EMEA/APAC – Trustwave

Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was published on Nov. 7.

That may send shivers down your spine, but the reality is, as technology advances and threats evolve, payment security …

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Sapphire Joins the G-Cloud Framework

Darlington, UK, 29 November 2013 – Sapphire, the Trusted Security Integrator, today announced that it has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud framework as a specialist Cloud Services (SCS) provider for the supply of CLAS Consultancy and RMADS, ISO 27001 Consultancy, IT Health Check Testing and Penetration Testing.

The G-Cloud …

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ISO27001 in Modern Business – Part 4

Author: Ethan Moore

Conclusions and Recommendations

The main aim of this chapter is to explore the issues uncovered from the questionnaire results and make suitable recommendations that I believe should be included in the next revision of the ISO 27001 standard. These will be compared to the changes the ISO have made …

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ISO27001 in Modern Business – Part 3

Author: Ethan Moore

Research Results

This investigation was undertaken to test the impact and effectiveness of the ISO 27001:2005 standard in modern business environments.

The research focuses on the effectiveness of the standard. The questions are designed to gather the respondents views on the different section of the standard in both their own …

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