Application Load Balancer (ALB) – Providing an extra layer of defence for your users

What is an Application Load Balancer? AWS provides a service called an Application Load Balancer (ALB), which is a proxy that sits in front of the application servers to handle things like load balancing (as the name implies) as well as supporting encrypted connections via Transport Layer Security (TLS) and, as of last May, authentication. This … Continue reading Application Load Balancer (ALB) – Providing an extra layer of defence for your users

Why use a password manager?

Why use a password manager? When joining invotra in 2016, I was introduced to all of the Invotra security policies. These are a range of measures taken to keep invotra secure and avoid our internal security enforcement measure, Dishing. These include policies on data storage, antivirus software, encryption, and many other aspects of security. One … Continue reading Why use a password manager?

Invotra 4.21 release summary

We released Invotra 4.21 on Wednesday 7th November 2018. Our primary focus for this release was on improvements to our product. The release included a project which aided the management of job roles within our customer’s intranets. The job roles project included an admin screen which allows webmasters to easily manage job roles by editing and … Continue reading Invotra 4.21 release summary

Don’t take the bait – a guide to online phishing scams

Suspicious emails. Dodgy websites. They’re out there… and they’re out to get you. But, how can you tell what you can trust? In the modern age of the internet, cybercrime is on the rise. In 2017 alone, a total of £4.6bn was stolen from British internet users according to cybersecurity firm ‘Symantec’. Phishing scams One … Continue reading Don’t take the bait – a guide to online phishing scams

‘What six months as a cyber security apprentice has taught me’ by Luke Parry

Earlier this year I decided to take on my second apprenticeship with Invotra in cyber security. I’m now six months in and I’ve been exposed to a variety of topics from fundamental security principles to more in-depth network security, open source intelligence and encryption. In the past, I had primarily been concerned with the security … Continue reading ‘What six months as a cyber security apprentice has taught me’ by Luke Parry