Looking under the covers, taking the smoke and mirrors away from vendors' stories, questioning the topics de jour - here, Quocirca's analysts provide their views on the business and technology world and what is of importance to you and your businesses in the real world.
Recent Blog Posts
Red Hat - the open source conglomerate
Red Hat faces the same challenges as any technology vendor with a broad product portfolio. However, it remains loyal to its open source ideals.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 24th October '16
Digital rights management is evolving in response to the rise of cloud services, the diversification of user end-points and increasing cyber-threats. New products are emerging to overcome the shortfalls of earlier products.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 19th October '16
The Yahoo hack - a numbers game
The theft of the email addresses and other account details of 500 million Yahoo users is a golden opportunity for cyber-criminals working with bad-bots.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th October '16
Nok Nok adds a risk engine for FIDO driven authentication
The addition of a risk engine to Nok Nok's FIDO-driven Authentication Server further strengthens the way web service providers can authenticate the consumers they transact with.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 17th October '16
Why EU data protection will still apply to post-Brexit UK
For commercial, legal and moral reasons the EU GDPR, or something that mimics it, will apply in the UK following Brexit.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 14th October '16
Your money or your data? Mitigating ransomware with Dropbox
Ransomware is designed to be scare you into parting with money to avoid losing your data; there is no reason that either should happen.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 1st July '16
Come spy with me: drones and info-sec
As the use of drones for commercial and recreational purposes increase consideration needs to be given to privacy and information security.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 30th June '16
Working with giants - 25 years of IT security
Symantec's June 2016 announcement that it intends to buy Blue Coat mirrors Trend Micro's acquisition of Tipping Point in 2015. Both moves underline that there is an appetite for integrated offerings from the broad play security giants.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 29th June '16
IT Untethered - How Wireless is Changing the World
Wi-Fi start out as way to make local area networks easier to deploy. Now, coupled with cellular networks, the rise ubiquitous mobility and the IoT, wireless is changing the world.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 13th May '16
Akamai takes on Distil Networks in bot control
There are more and more bots crawling over our IT systems and more and more ways to control what they can do
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 15th March '16