Cyber attack? Five basics to adopt

Cyber attack? Five basics to adopt

Last week the Australian government announced that government services had been under a sustained cyber attack. They said it had been happening for a while and had the footprint of a nation state level attack. No breaches were revealed. Don’t cyber attacks happen all the time? Well, yes, but this one was different. The key was the scale of the attack. It was across industries, including critical infrastructure such as […]

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Microsoft 365 monitoring

Microsoft 365 monitoring

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant changes to working patterns for most organisations, with a more geographically dispersed workforce than ever before. Many organisations are making more and more user of Microsoft 365 (formally known as Microsoft Office 365) for collaboration. Security of a Microsoft 365 tenant starts with visibility of operations, yet many organisations remain unaware of the day to day activities and usage of the platform. In […]

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DivvyCloud and Rapid7

DivvyCloud and Rapid7

Last week, Rapid7 announced its intention to acquire DivvyCloud. DivvyCloud will cost Rapid7 a cool¬†$145 million. The acquisition is expected to complete in the second quarter of 2020. It’s a significant investment. It comes hard on the heels of the Trend acquisition of Cloud Conformity, a solution that plays in a similar space to DivvyCloud. At RedBear, we are big users of Rapid7. We use their Cloud SIEM, vulnerability management […]

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Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

The Australian federal government released the COVIDSafe app this week. It’s a contact tracing app designed to help find close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The app is intended to assist health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. In Australia, use of the app is completely voluntary. However, it has stoked a significant debate on privacy concerns, spawning a number of urban myths at the […]

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Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can provide a secure and simple experience. One of the common ways to ensure secure communications when home working is through a VPN solution. It also has the advantage of providing an “on the corporate network” experience for remote workers. In recent times, IT departments have been challenged with supporting remote […]

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A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can streamline the experience. Some of the challenges of remote working often start with having the appropriate end user device. It might be a corporate managed laptop but equally it might be an uncontrolled personal device. Can a virtual desktop help? With end devices, what software is installed? Have you installed […]

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COVID-19 and RedBear

COVID-19 and RedBear

The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in significant concern and uncertainty in our communities and globally. RedBear want to reassure our customers that the security of your environments remains our top priority today and every day. We are fully operational and are available to respond to your security and business continuity needs as this situation evolves. Keeping our team safe We are following guidance from the World Health Organisation, state and […]

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Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

AWS’s re:Invent 2019 is off and running with Midnight Madness kicking off the fun. It’s not all play, though. There’s a number of interesting new announcements already. Here’s our pick for day zero at re:Invent. IAM and S3 access analyser This is probably our favourite announcement from Midnight Madness! IAM and S3 access analyser are new feature that analyse IAM and S3 bucket polices for access paths. All possible access […]

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Pre re:Invent announcements (part 2)

Pre re:Invent announcements (part 2)

AWS’s re:Invent 2019 doesn’t start until next week but the pre re:Invent announcement keep on coming. Here’s the second part of our round up of the key announcements before the week that is re:Invent. It’s about all of the things If you are dealing with distributed edge devices, the chances are IoT is a signifcant part of your world. If it is, there’s been some significant IoT announcements – see […]

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re:Inforce – secure by design

re:Inforce – secure by design

It’s no coincidence that security was the first specialist global conference that AWS announced. Re:Inforce was first introduced back at re:Invent in late 2018 (although it was pipped at the post time wise by the Machine Learning conference, re:MARS, held earlier this month). The first re:Inforce event is in Boston this week and RedBear are here on the ground. We like to make sure the solutions we develop for own […]

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