The IT Security Infrastructure Blog

Enable working from home, defend your business and mitigate the ever changing cyber risk

Following recent Government advice on social contact, organisations are transitioning quickly to remote work, enabling staff to work from home with minimal disruption to the business. This is placing IT departments under mounting pressure to deliver and support remote networking at speed and scale. Organisations recognized that this transition may open their networks to dramatically […]

Reliance acsn awarded Check Point Partner of the year 2020

We’re are delighted to announce that Reliance acsn has been awarded Westcon’s Check Point partner of the year for 2020. The team were given the award due to our dedication and hardwork in delivering exceptional managed security services and vision for the future of cybersecurity. Reliance acsn is proud to be recognised as a Check […]

Cyber security is always a people problem

Your biggest cybersecurity problem is your employees. There are always people who will click on phishing emails, no matter how much training you do. In this 3 minute video Reliance ACSN’s CTO and Commercial Director, Robin Vann, explains why we partner with Menlo – a cutting edge isolation platform which stops any phishing attack in […]

After Apprenticeship Week, a cybersec apprentice speaks out
In early March 2019, the UK Government officially celebrated the benefits of apprenticeships to individuals, employers and the economy, in National Apprenticeship Week. Reliance acsn is proud to support this important route into professional education, training and employment for young people, and our apprentices are proud to be here, too. We interviewed one of our [...]
EPISODE 4: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…And it’s demanding money with menaces.
SECURITY ANALYSTS STOP THE PANIC OF COMBINED RANSOMWARE AND DATA THEFT - AND FINGER THE PERPETRATORS Couldn’t we just have paid the ransom? The CEO’s story. CEO Doug was now in possession of all the facts relating to the attack that had simultaneously held his business’s data hostage and compromised his employees’ confidential login credentials. [...]
EPISODE 3: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…But your security software doesn’t know about either of them.
A TARGETED CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRITICAL ASSETS – WITH NOTHING TO STOP IT. DID A U.K. ENTERPRISE UNWITTINGLY HELP ITS HACKERS? Reactive, not predictive – an attacker’s paradise. The Head of IT’s story Head of IT, Tasneem, feels like she’s been caught in a multiple pincer movement. Ransomware came and ruined her week. Whilst she was [...]
Marcus Willett CB OBE joins Advisory Board
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Willett CB OBE to our Advisory Board. During a 33-year career, Marcus rose to become Deputy Head of GCHQ, and its first Director of Cyber. He has established and led major UK Cyber programmes, and has also held posts across the wider UK intelligence and security [...]
EPISODE 2: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…But your security software doesn’t know about either of them.
REELING FROM INFECTION BY UNKNOWN THREAT VARIANTS, A MAJOR U.K. ENTERPRISE MISSES WHAT THE ATTACKERS WANT NEXT: CREDENTIALS Reactive, not predictive – an attacker’s paradise.The Head of IT’s story Head of IT, Tasneem, was battling a highly visible internal crisis: the appearance on employees’ screens of a ransom note holding the business’s data hostage, with [...]
Supply chain attack: what NCSC has said, what few are admitting, and what you need to know
“A series of high profile, very damaging attacks on companies has demonstrated that attackers have both the intent and ability to exploit vulnerabilities in supply chain security. This trend is real and growing. So, the need to act is clear.” – National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) There could hardly be a clearer assertion of supply chain cyber [...]
DELT appoint Reliance acsn for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services
Shared services specialist Delt ( delivers a wide range of key services, including IT, Payroll, HR and Print Services, to a rapidly growing portfolio of public sector customers in the South West, including NHS England, the regional Clinical Commissioning Group, Plymouth and Torbay Councils, Plym Academy Trust, and many other vital healthcare, education and community [...]
EPISODE 1: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…But your security software doesn’t know about either of them.
A TRUE STORY OF UNDETECTED INITIAL INFECTION BY UNKNOWN THREAT VARIANTS – AND HOW IT HELD A MAJOR U.K. ENTERPRISE TO RANSOM He didn’t spot the threat and neither did the software. Chris’s story* “Funny, I don’t recognise that invoice. Still, I’d better get it out of the way – I’ve got loads to get [...]
Introducing the Buyers’ Guide to Managed Security
Buyers of managed security services are faced with global and local companies offering a massive range of capabilities, often with conflicting terminology and claims. That’s why Reliance ACSN was asked to contribute to the Managed Security Forum “Buyers’ Guide to Managed Security”. The report sets out to map services into basic, core, advanced and complementary, and offer [...]