HAAS (Hacking as a Service)

Radio Five Live covered a report this morning which has ‘unveiled’ the fact that hackers and cyber-criminals can now buy a range of online services (made by other hackers) which are aimed at making their malicious activities easier to carry out…..and also make the spread of the hack more effective.

The promotion of these services is surprisingly sophisticated.  To help get your head around this level of cyber-crime, it’s worth watching this brief video of James Lyne of Sophos talking about HaaS – or Hacking as a Service – at a TSG event earlier this year:

The expert they spoke to on Five Live also mentioned the importance of keeping your software up to date with the latest patches – one of a number of simple, common sense steps that you can take to protect your business.

For more of these steps we’ve posted some ‘top tips’ videos, and for a more in depth view, take a look at our whitepaper on security.

It’s also worth pointing out that one of the benefits of Microsoft Office 365 is that you’ll never need to worry about updates or patches again. So whilst it might not be the right solution for all businesses, it’s certainly worth speaking to us about whether it’s right for you.