Securing the Mainframe

Security consultants tend to specialise fairly early in their careers, and one of the areas I chose to specialise in, and something that Digital Interruption offers our clients, is mainframe security assessments. For many of us, unless you’re over a certain age, or have a strange fixation on weird machines, you’ll likely have never interacted with a mainframe before. There are a few popular (and contradictory) myths in the infosec community about mainframes: They’re legacy They’re the same as supercomputers Nothing a cluster of cloud computers can’t beat Nobody uses […]

Skimmers and Magecart Attacks

Magecart attacks have taken up a considerable portion of the news cycle over the past year where card data has been harvested from notable enterprises like British Airways, Newegg and Ticketmaster. While the mainstream news has moved on and become silent due to current targets not being quite as significant as BA, the attackers are still operating. In this blog post, we want to talk about a couple of mechanisms you should be using to reduce your attack surface and keep your customers safe A little background is always good: […]

“Hackers keep me up at night”‚Äč

This is something that was said to us by a small business owner who was worried their company and data wasn’t secure. To me, a statement like this means the infosec community has made it too difficult for small companies to take security into their own hands and be confident they’ve done it right. How do small companies become secure? Now it’s certainly true that hackers can be scary. There is a strange “unknown” that goes with the idea that someone could be attacking your company, reading your emails or […]