Stories by Gordon Makryllos

How to secure an outsourced project

Despite our desire for simplicity, IT continues to become more complex. Decentralised applications or client-server models have become the norm. Smartphones and tablets are pushing mobile computing into a new era and changing user behaviour. Cloud has significantly altered the way we provide IT solutions and how we meet business needs with technical solutions.

Gordon Makryllos | 30 Jan | Read more

The threat landscape: the next trends in cyber security

Cyber security remains one of the most dynamic fields within the technology industry. Because of the financial and political impact of cybercrime, attackers are continuously looking to innovate and outsmart security vendors and consulting companies. As a result, the IT community is perpetually engaged in a contest of strategy to combat new cyber threats. These are some of the top security threats we can expect to see developing over the next year, including top tips to combat these dangers.

Gordon Makryllos | 05 Dec | Read more

The magic of mobility vs the safety of security

Mobility has become a key part of business operations in recent years. Smartphones and tablets have become an accepted part of everyday business as the workforce becomes more and more dispersed, with managers expecting their employees to remain connected and productive while they are away from the office.

Gordon Makryllos | 12 Sep | Read more

Managing the mobile security paradigm

There have been profound changes in recent years in the way that people work. Mobility, virtualisation and globalisation have extensively altered how business is conducted. These changes mean that updated and upgraded security systems are needed to ensure data security.

Gordon Makryllos | 09 Aug | Read more

IP voice security: are you susceptible or strong?

Undoubtedly, corporations are realising the benefits of IP voice systems. Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) can bring substantial cost savings and productivity enhancements to a business by transforming its circuit-switched networks to IP packet switching networks and running voice and data applications over a single infrastructure.

Gordon Makryllos | 02 May | Read more

Security complexity threatens enterprises

Information security is one of the biggest challenges facing enterprises this year. Being hacked by criminals is becoming depressingly familiar for a many businesses. A roll call of prominent brands has succumbed to what is an unprecedented number of attacks.

Gordon Makryllos | 30 Apr | Read more

Security complexity threatens enterprises

Information security is one of the biggest challenges facing enterprises this year. Being hacked by criminals is becoming depressingly familiar for a many businesses. A roll call of prominent brands has succumbed to what is an unprecedented number of attacks. Increasing threats, regulations and complexity have catapulted network security up the corporate agenda. Considering billions are being spent on cyber security each year, why are businesses continuing to fall victim to cyber attacks?

Gordon Makryllos | 23 Apr | Read more

Safeguard security with gateway consolidation

Just like the doors to your house, your internet gateways are the one point where you can see (and decide) what comes in and out. The gateway is exposed to all sorts of security threats, from hacking attempts, to spam, phishing and viruses. It’s critical that you define clear security rules for your gateways and deploy corresponding processes to keep them up to date.

Gordon Makryllos | 07 Mar | Read more

Are users the weakest link in the security chain?

IT departments often write users off as being of low importance, but they actually have a primary role to play in corporate security. Experts agree that overall security is only really equal to the security of its weakest link – and when it comes to corporate security, that link is the user.

Gordon Makryllos | 20 Dec | Read more

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