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Innocent quiz or password hacker’s favourite game??

🐶 Pet’s name? 🍜 Favourite food? 🚙 First car? 🏖️ Favourite beach? If you swing by other leading social media platforms, no doubt you’ll have seen something similar to this.

So, have you really just revealed your super cool band name to the world? Or have you just given away key pieces of information that could give away your login credentials to some (or all) of your most highly guarded information?

Social engineering attacks are as social as they sound. Once they’ve accessed some of your information, they can then use that to run rampage everywhere else, extracting more and more information about you as they go.

According to a report by #Crowdstrike, the average dwell time for a hacker is 79 days…hmmmm, how are those holiday snaps looking? #Ibiza2021 😬

Cloud-based transformations for an agile, secure future.?

☁️ ✨ The best talent is drawn to companies that appear forward-thinking, that embrace flexible ways of working and that offer the best tools. Companies who get it right and deliver a cloud-based transformation can manage the ever-evolving working environment painlessly 👨‍🔧

💥 Many other companies will probably find that their IT teams are rushed off their feet, their employees are struggling to get their work done from home and business leaders will be wondering what they can do to resolve the challenges they face.

⏰ The good news is that it is not too late, and there are plenty of businesses that can help. Even taking small steps, you can help your team right now – and pave the way to a more agile, secure, scalable future in the cloud ➡️ ☁️

👉 We’ve collected our top tips for a successful digital transformation project in to this rather handy, downloadable PDF.

Partnership, collaboration and how to do it – by BT and VMware VeloCloud?

We’re only, ahem, 20 days into January but the two words that I’m seeing again and again are partnership and collaboration. In this short clip, Scott Cowling, Director of Network Services at BT, and Sanjay Uppal, of VMware and co-founder of VeloCloud, talk about their strong partnership and how it is key to the successful delivery of impactful solutions for their customers.

The full webinar about the benefits of cloud and the right SD-WAN strategy is here.

Enter Cloud and SASE?

Technology has become increasingly democratic and accessible. Consumers are more savvy and are using tech differently. Services like Facebook and Gmail have shown the world that whether you’re at home, work or anywhere in-between – you can enjoy the same experience. And the more consumers know and understand, the more questions are being asked and expectations are being raised.

And the industry responded. Enter cloud and SASE.

Read Anthony’s full article.

It’s time to get SASE!?

Secure Access Service Edge (or SASE – pronounced “sassy”) is an emerging cybersecurity concept. Gartner predict that by 2024, 40% of companies will be looking to adopt SASE. So it’s going to be an exciting few years! For businesses looking to move their systems over to the cloud and improve their network security, it’s time to get SASE. Read Anthony’s full article.

I’ve been sharing an article from my colleague, Anthony, who describes it as “a collection of technologies and ideas (old and new) built upon a central assumption that users will be disparate, services will be cloud delivered and identity is king”.