Alan Mills works within the cyber security department at VQ and is also a lecturer in cyber security at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Not too long ago I posted (my first blog post) about how we are continually working to ensure security and compliance here at VQ Communications. I also hinted at the fact there would be more to follow… Well this is part of that “more to follow”.
Recently I was lucky enough to present at an international IEEE conference on Cyber Security Resilience (IEEE CSR). The IEEE CSR conference is an international conference that “focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of the security, privacy, trust, and resilience of networks, systems, and services as well as novel ways for dealing with their vulnerabilities and mitigating sophisticated cyber-attacks.” as taken from their website
The work I presented focused on container security and looked at bringing together multiple reporting tools, presenting easy visualisation of results as well as looking at how we can start to automatically patch and secure container images in a way that avoid bloat or introduction of breaking changes. As a company that takes full advantage of microservices and the flexible infrastructure they provide, as well as one that is continually working to ensure the security of our products, research and tools like this are key. They make the life of security analysts easier, saving time when it comes to security assurance, allowing focus to switch to the issues which need it.
Work like this is only part of how we at VQ ensure we not only stay close to the forefront of cyber security practices, but also help to bring industry skills, experience and requirements into the mix and help to push cyber security overall forward. For those who are interested and want to know more the conference proceedings have now been published and can be found here which includes the work I presented here.
I thoroughly recommend that anyone with an interest in cyber security resilience take a look through the proceedings and see the work that is being put forward.
Watch out for more in the coming months.