Where to start with Cyber Security?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn January 11th, 2019 Where to start with Cyber Security? I’m frequently asked, ‘where should we start with Cyber Security?’. I generally talk about the following 6 areas and you may be familiar with some...

How do I measure my IT security risks?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn November 28th, 2018 How do I measure my IT security risks?   Risk is a measure of the uncertainty of an event occurring. The key is to focus on how probable¬†or likely an event could be expected to occur, rather than...

What is Zero Trust?

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn September 18th, 2018 What is Zero Trust? Zero Trust is a network security model that stops users from automatically trusting things. What I like about this approach is that Zero Trust means applying the same checks no...

PCI DSS Compliance Checks

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn August 23rd, 2018 PCI DSS Compliance In summary, the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to organisations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data, therefore the standard must...

Red Team and Blue Team

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn June 21st, 2018 Red Team & Blue Team When I describe how Sytec operates and what makes Sytec different, I usually talk about how we developed an approach of continuous improvement. Continuous improvement brought the...

Proactive Server Management

Gareth Brown gareth@sytec.co.uk TwitterLinkedIn Proactive Server Management When my car is serviced, the independent garage I use works to a standard guide from the manufacturer who provides a service schedule of tasks for the safe and effective completion of the...