Security

The First Computer Virus

A computer virus is typically defined as a malware program that replicates itself by inserting copies or modified copies of itself into other computer programs,

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Security Tip

you can check the strength of your passwords using tools like this http://www.passwordmeter.com/

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What is spyware

Spyware is a type of malicious software that is spread around on the internet. The term spyware is used to describe software that carries out

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What is data exfiltration?

Data exfiltration is formally defined as the unauthorised transfer of sensitive information from a target’s system or network by an attacker to another location. Data

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Security Tip

use 2 factor authentication to be safe when accessing your e-mails or social media accounts on untrusted or public computers

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Password Hardening

As computer processing power increases the security of traditional passwords decreases due to vulnerability to what is known as dictionary attacks or brute force attacks.

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Security Tip

Avoid entering sensitive data like your credit card numbers or any other financial or sensitive information into any public computer.

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Reach out

Re-Architect

This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.

Re-Platform

This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.