July 2021 Newsletter – Axenic Cybersecurity Commentary

Hot off the virtual press is our latest monthly cybersecurity update. Our popular round-up of some of the cybersecurity-related events over the past month that caught our eye.  This edition includes our thoughts on the recent Kaseya hack, an emerging job sector for Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Negotiators and what not to post in online forums when you have access to classified information.  Read up on all this and more in the latest newsletter here. 

The security that dare not speak its name

There is a debate at work about what to call what we do. Actually, it’s not really a debate, more sort of a code of silence, or an agreement not to mention the subject in polite company lest it offends. When the subject comes up there is a sort of shuffling of feet, nervous laughter, “ahem”s and a subject quickly changed. But in Axenic’s spirit of transparency let’s get this out in the open: is what we do information security or cybersecurity? Certain people (I’m not naming names but they have numbered among our more beardy team members) have had such strong views that even using the word “cyber” at work is like a red rag to a bull. Actually, while I’m being honest, I have to admit that even though I am amongst the least hirsute of our team, I had strong leanings that way. Read More


New Decade, New Threats

A new decade is always something to celebrate. We can now look back on our twen’teens with nostalgia, and talk about all the security threats of the past years. Nation-state attackers, critical infrastructure attacks, fiery banking trojans and the rise of ransomware.

But enough about these threats of the past. Instead, this blog will discuss some of the new-school threats that may surface now that we are in the roaring twenties.

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Axenic Case Study – how information security can help achieve a great citizenship outcome.

Human rights Measurement Initiative

We’ve recently created a new section on our website for case studies. Our customers were telling us that they wanted to hear more about what we’re doing and how we help different organisations.  Of course, due to the nature of our work, a lot of this information is confidential and protecting this is always our top priority.  However, we are able to share some information and have developed the first of what we believe will be many case studies in collaboration with our client and partners.  Our first one showcases how Axenic worked with Not For Profit organisation the Human Rights Measurement Initiative.

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