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Global Secure Systems (GSS)
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Surrey Cyber Security Company Gains Royal Warrant
17 January, 2012
Global Secure Systems is celebrating the granting of a Royal Warrant enabling it to provide cyber security services to Her Majesty The Queen
Survey reveals true extent of on-line danger children put themselves into
04 March, 2009
Poor password protection, illegal downloads and extensive chat network with unknown ÃâÅ"friends" puts up to 50% of online children at risk
IT support for measures against Somali pirates
17 February, 2009
GSS provides support to European Navy in program to board suspect vessels off the coast of Africa in a bid to thwart piracy in the region
Cloud computing concerns over malware hosting
26 January, 2009
GSS voices doubts of the security of a cloud computing environment with respect to the improved ability for the proliferation of malware
12 golden rules for safer online shopping
23 January, 2009
Andy Dalrymple of Global Secure Systems shares his advice for preventing yourself from becoming a victim of fraud while shopping on line
Wireless Security Auditor stirs up WiFi security awareness
22 January, 2009
Release of password retrieval appliance for WiFi systems illustrates need for improved security standards to be applied to wireless networks
A guide to secure use of public internet hotspots
18 December, 2008
With a growth in freely available wireless hotspots in public places within the UK, Global Secure Systems' MD David Hobson provides some tips on secure surfing at Wi-Fi hotspots
Outsourcing IT functions needs to include security review
18 November, 2008
GSS believes financial problems may lead companies to push IT into the cloud with corresponding security issues if policies aren't modified to reflect the changed architecture
GSS consultancy division expansion
05 November, 2008
New head consultant at Global Secure Systems to expand the security testing and consultancy division of the company
Data protection act compliance warning for Azure users
29 October, 2008
GSS advises users contemplating moving to Windows Azure to check for potential data storage compliance breaches with the Data Protection Act.
MS cloud computing plans to be approached with caution
22 October, 2008
GSS warns of legal and corporate governance issues associated with the rush into cloud computing after Microsoft's announcement of plans to embrace the technology
Hotel hotspots raise guest security concerns
14 October, 2008
By providing open wi-fi access to their guests without the need for passwords, some hotel chains could leave their guests open to intrusion and data leakage
Successful WiFi decryption by Elcom implies need for stronger encryption methods
13 October, 2008
Data protection for WiFi users needs to step up a level after standards based encryption proves inadequate to stop password recovery
Data Protection act implications of subscribing to cloud computing
09 October, 2008
With an increase in data storage service offerings ÃâÅ"in the cloud" by large corporates such as IBM and Google, companies are being warned of the possible adverse affects regarding compliance with the UK Data Protection Act.
Need for caution with cloud computing security
02 October, 2008
Changing corporate IT infrastructure requires cautious approach to security measures despite high profile cases of adoption of new technologies
Data loss at BBC highlights risks of keeping mailing lists
24 September, 2008
Unprotected distribution lists pose significant risks for companies as well as those on the list whilst creating joy for spammers as highlighted by BBC loss
Thin client network exposures continue to grow
04 August, 2008
Poor implementations of Citrix networks are exposing organisations to a wide range of unnecessary vulnerabilities.
Bandwidth capping drives greater WiFi security
30 July, 2008
With ISPs likely to put fair usage policies in place in Britain, many companies can no longer afford to allow freeloaders access to their bandwidth according to GSS
PCI deadline an opportunity for holistic review of security
27 June, 2008
GSS warns against an approach of ÃâÅ"bolting on" web application security in order to achieve compliance, recommending instead to build the additional security into a more holistic approach to IT protection
Range extenders a security risk for in-house Wi-Fi
04 June, 2008
With technology available to easily extend the range of Wi-Fi access points beyond the range of the office boundaries, corporate users need to re-think their secure access policy
Policy compliance for NHS trust ambulance service
27 May, 2008
Global Secure Systems and NETconsent provide ambulance service with ability to meet IT Governance requirements
Disaster appeal fraud warning
22 May, 2008
Burmese and Chinese disasters spawn wave of phishing scams seeking to exploit these events for the purposes of gaining personal financial information
SQL injection attacks increase botnet population
20 May, 2008
GSS advises bolstering web application security in light of increased SQL injection attack activities designed to add legitimate web sites to the increasing population of botnets
AppGate secure VPN for international architects.
28 March, 2008
Global Secure Systems meets the needs of architects in an international practice by providing high availability, secure and scalable virtual private network.
P2P ID thief is sentenced to 51 months in prison.
20 March, 2008
Seattle-based Gregory Kopiloff, who made security history in November 2007 by becoming the first person to be indicted on peer-2-peer (P2P) identify theft charges, is sentenced to 51 months in prison.
More than half of children visit social networking websites during their school lessons.
17 March, 2008
UK school children are studying social networking websites during their lessons instead of what they should be concentrating on according to Global Secure Systems (GSS).
Secure IT access for international charity workers.
06 March, 2008
Network access with information security is an important aspect of life for Marie Stopes charity employees who are spread around the globe in diverse locations.
GSS recommends application and internet vulnerability scanning for the public sector.
19 February, 2008
As part of regular and comprehensive compliance monitoring for public sector organisations, Global Secure Systems is calling for a tighter regime of internet server and application software vulnerability testing.
GSS recommends malware prevention through white listing.
12 February, 2008
White listing known good applications is a technique recommended by Global Secure Systems for preventing the execution of malicious software on victim computers.
Massive productivity losses associated with social networking.
21 January, 2008
GSS and InfoSecurity Europe poll reveals scale of potential UK industry productivity losses resulting from workers using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
GSS warns of Citrix environment vulnerability.
09 January, 2008
Global Secure Systems provides assessment service for Citrix users to ascertain level of risk and potential for security issues.
GSS appointment to focus on consulting services.
03 January, 2008
IT security consulting to be the main drive for new director of consulting at Global Secure Systems.
Safe social networking for 2008
03 January, 2008
David Hobson, security expert and MD of Global Secure Systems gives some essential tips for staying safe on social network sites in the new year.
Thanksgiving hackers predicted to be active.
20 November, 2007
UK firms should be prepared for fall out from the US holiday of Thanksgiving, a time during which hackers are noted to be especially active.
GSS identifies flaws in Windows 2000 number encryption.
14 November, 2007
In light of potential problems with encrypted numbers generated within Windows 2000, Global Secure Systems advises users to use secondary encryption rather than relying purely on programme generated protection.
GSS saves on bandwith by banning social networking.
13 November, 2007
Security software supplier reduces bandwidth demands by 25% by blocking access to Facebook and other social networking sites with spin-off benefits in productivity and security robustness.
OS X Trojan horse redirects web browser.
05 November, 2007
Global Secure Systems is warning Mac users of Trojan horse which requires software update to prevent vulnerability.
Ukrainian presidential web site hack serves as warning.
02 November, 2007
Global Secure Systems highlights hack of Viktor Yushchenko site as example of how determined hackers can be and how sophisticated prevention methods are needed to avoid such attacks.
Demise of prolific laptop thief highlights need for encryption.
31 October, 2007
The arrest in America of a thief who specialised in stealing laptop computers, serves as a warning to companies to encrypt sensitive data on mobile devices according to Global Secure Systems.
Low SME awareness of Data Protection Act according to ICO.
16 October, 2007
Information Commissioner's Office research finds poor awareness in smaller business community of the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
GSS warns of hacker induced hardware failures
28 September, 2007
US power station mock-up demonstrates destructive power of hacked hardware control
GSS expands in merger with Peapod
24 September, 2007
Global Secure Systems creates one of the UK's largest security consultancies in the UK through Peapod merger.