July 2016 Issue of SCMagazine UK

July 2016 Issue of SCMagazine UK

People are both our greatest resource and the leading source of vulnerabilities, enabling even the best technology to be sidestepped – especially when the tech isn’t configured right or even not plugged in!

Summer 2016 digital edition

Group Test


In this issue's reviews, we have a pretty good mix of pure-play, hybrid SIEM/UTM and next-generation tools, says technology editor Peter Stephenson

AlienVault Unified Security Management Platform

AlienVault, the company with the cool logo, has really outdone themselves with the Unified Security Management Platform (USM).

LogRhythm Security Intelligence Platform

Probably the most complete pure-play SIEM we’ve seen with the added benefit of many next-gen features and superlative correlation and analytics.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Probably the most comprehensive and powerful SIEM we’ve seen, continuing the legacy of the old Nitro product up to the present time.

WatchGuard T30-W and WatchGuard Dimension

The T30-W is a UTM for small- to medium-sized organisations. Used with Dimension it provides most of the functionality needed for today’s threatscape.


2 Minutes On: SWIFT - Global banking under attack

Brussels-based SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), which allows 3,000 member financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about financial transactions in a ...


The SC Awards Europe 2016

Hundreds of guests gathered on Tuesday 7th of June at the stunning Old Billingsgate

Human Factors (Security | Insecurity) on your mind

When designing security systems, it is vital to factor the human into the equation, otherwise, as Tom Reeve explains, you end up with confused users ...

Bringing something new to the table

The figures are still abysmal. So Kate O'Flaherty asks what can the information security industry do to encourage more women to join the sector?

Cyber-security awareness: A battle between the rational and impulsive brains

SC's Roi Perez looks at how we tackle the biggest vulnerability in our IT infrastructures - the people

The inside man: Decoding the threat from within

While the biggest threat these days might be your employees, does that danger really mean distrusting your own team, asks Max Metzger, and what actions ...

The changing role of the CISO

Demand is high, supply is low and requirements are changing. Tony Morbin asks - so where are we now with the role of the CISO?


The scourge of social engineering

Social media platforms are a social engineering resource for hackers. Andrew Tang, service director, security, MTI Technology outlines the problem and what is required to ...