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August 11, 2023

Can you reduce your threat attack vectors?

Cyber security is more important than ever in today's world. With the recent increase in ransomware attacks and data breaches, it is essential for businesses of all sizes to have a strong cyber security strategy in place. 

The Software Institute is a leading provider of cyber security solutions. We have a wealth of experience in implementing security systems for businesses of all sizes. We can help you assess your current cyber security posture and develop a plan to improve it. 

With the recent leak of Northern Ireland police officers, and the UK's elections watchdog revealing it's been the victim of a "complex cyber-attack" potentially affecting millions of voters. Are you truly Cyber Ready?

All companies from small to enterprise have threat vectors, areas in which data can be stolen, or money stolen. The Software Institute are experts in implementing systems to protect you from scammers, attackers, and accidental incidents.  

One of the most important trends in cyber security is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we protect our data and systems. For example, AI can be used to automate security tasks, such as vulnerability scanning and incident response. AI can also be used to develop more sophisticated security solutions, such as deepfake detection and identity theft prevention. 

Another important trend in cyber security is the move to zero trust security. Zero trust security is a security model that assumes that no user or device is trusted by default. This means that every user and device must be authenticated and authorized before they are allowed to access any resources. Zero trust security is a more secure approach than traditional perimeter-based security, which is based on the idea of keeping attackers out of the network. 

The Software Institute is committed to staying ahead of the curve and providing our clients with the most cutting-edge cyber security solutions. We believe that AI and zero trust security are two of the most important trends in cyber security, and we are investing heavily in these areas.  

Implementing a security strategy into your business reduces the likelihood of an attack or thwarting it before it actually causes damage. Introducing simple steps such as approval processes, granular authorisation, and better ways of working, ie sending links rather than files all adds to your security posture. We can take this a level further by implementing short lived authentication, transient encryption token, and obfuscation. We can help you design automated PKI (x509) for your servers keeping the private keys short lived, and implementing TLS 1.3 where the private keys are ephemeral increasing the protection of the data. 

At the dawn of the internet, the web was designed to share and communicate easily and freely; fast forward to the present day, we want the opposite, we want to implement zero trust, non-repudiation, and 100% accountability.  Using our experience we can help you improve your security increase your visibility and reduce your threat vectors. 

We are confident that our solutions will help our clients stay ahead of the latest threats and protect their data and systems. 



Phil Steadman MSC MIET CCSP is a PhD researcher in AI and Malware defence, also a passionate expert in encryption technologies and secrets management. 


Phil Steadman

Phil Steadman heads up the cyber security division at The Software Institute. He has a Degree in Communication Systems Engineering, Master's Degree in Computer Security and is a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). Phil started his career in the British Army as a Communications Engineer in the Royal Corps of Signals deploying worldwide. After leaving the Army, Phil worked overseas on very secure computer systems for some very high-profile organisations including NATO during the Afghanistan War. More recently Phil has been working on multiple Government and Military projects, designing and deploying security technologies. Consulting on everything from x509 PKI encryption to obfuscation and tokenisation. A firm believer in bringing the team together in promoting security and challenging the modus operandi for a more secure practice across the whole business and our projects.