GDPR. Now The Dust Has Settled.

GDPR Basics

Remember Y2K? Panic. Confusion. Companies bombarded with hype and opinion. There are some of us old enough to remember all the warnings of doom and gloom if you were not ready. System meltdown and businesses going to the wall. The build up to GDPR was rather like Y2K. The many GDPR emails with warnings we… Read more »

Penetration Test Versus Vulnerability Scan

ambersail security awareness

  When someone poses the question – Penetration Test Versus Vulnerability Scan – we answer by describing what each test is. Also, what each is designed to do. One of the key differences between a penetration test and a vulnerability scan lies in the amount of human time and skill needed to perform it. This influences… Read more »

Infographic: How You Can Combat Cyber Crime

Our infographic gives you simple advice on how you, the individual, can combat cyber crime. Many organisations will spend much time and money on technological solutions to this growing problem. Have you ever wondered how you can help yourself, without depending on increasingly ineffectual technology?

Our New Northern UK Office

Ambersail Sci Tech Daresbury Office

After a few hectic months we have finally arrived at our new North UK offices at the Innovation Centre at the Daresbury Science Park. After a flurry of recruitment at Ambersail, this Sci-Tech site is perfect for what we need during our next stage of growth. The building is brand new and has all the… Read more »

Cryptographic Weakness: No Trust Without Security

Are You Talking To Me? I had a conversation with a client recently. We’d just conducted a penetration test for his organisation and a number of cryptographic weakness findings had come up. “These issues aren’t normally significant” he said. “Why are we failing now, when we were okay before?”. A fair question, and one that deserves an answer. Here’s… Read more »

Blocking Your Penetration Tester is a Bad Idea

GDPR Basics

What’s wrong with blocking your penetration tester? You’ve invested in technologies that prevent the bad guys from scanning your site and finding problems that they might be able to exploit. To be sure things are working, you commission a penetration test, and ask the penetration tester to see if the defences can be defeated. You block… Read more »