Stuart J Wilkes is an IT industry professional with over 20 years experience working with companies, educational institutions and charities on how they can reap commercial benefit from the continued developments within the world of technology.
Don’t post pictures of your airline boarding card to social media or you could become a cybercrime victim. In the days when speeds of connectivity made the pace of a glacier seem sprightly, and nobody was connected outside of their home or office cyber-crime was an unknown entity. Back then in the ‘dial up’ years another crime wave was creating […]
In order to stay on top of all the current cyber threats, use a bit of intelligence. “You are not going to win, you do realise that, don’t you? There are far more of them than there is of you”, as I was once told by an experienced cyber security professional, who was in charge of a major security operations […]
Why wait until things become critical? Get on board now with the new cyber security legislation. Imagine the doomsday scenario, which as it happens seems to be a popular pastime of most of those gainfully employed in the cyber security industry, where Amazon Prime unexpectedly shuts down for 48 hours, or maybe 72 hours, or maybe even a week. What […]
When I advise businesses on being protected against cyber-attacks, one of the first things I focus on is their desktop operating systems. Updates bring about improvements, and fix potential security flaws. It is free, and can easily be automated, but can also be forgotten. Old operating systems often cannot be updated, and from a security perspective this is dangerous. Organisations […]
The news cycle over the weekend was dominated by reports of a worldwide spate of ransomware based Cyber Attacks. There is plenty of information covering the how, and the why, and the inevitable finger pointing has started with many looking to allocate blame to various governments and their associated agencies. Common questions following this type of event are how it […]