Week In Review

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Ok, it’s a Friday and the Bank Holiday weekend is upon us. Chances are you have knocked off early and are probably having a chat over a drink with friends and colleagues. Now if cyber security crops up in amongst the topics of conversation would you be able to put your hand on your heart and say “Yep, after years […]

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There is no doubt in the minds of us all that the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and eventual ‘deal’ is going to throw up as many questions as it possibly answers One, however that is already answered and there is no ambiguity is that regarding the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This regulation, that will harmonise […]

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I’m sure many of you can remember when the choice of TV channels in the UK was, how do I say this, limited! For years, it felt that the hundreds of channels that our trans-Atlantic cousins enjoyed may never find their way to the shores of our little island. Then it changed. After the initial ‘wow’ I like many fell […]

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The Macquarie Dictionary announced in January that its 2016 ‘Word of The Year’ was ‘fake news’. Macquarie defined this phrase as “It captures an interesting evolution in the creation of deceptive content as a way of herding people in a specific direction”. Like all new trends, it has its spinoffs and associates and in the cyber world that would be […]

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Every week it seems another story breaks about how data is stolen… …people’s privacy is breached and a well known company eats technical humble pie and declares that they will fix a venerability in their systems that was compromised. But this week a story about cyber security that must be the most saddening I’ve read landed in my inbox. This […]

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Any fellow procrastinators out there? Any at all? Put your hands up, don’t be shy What’s your worst procrastination story? Mine is buying a book all about procrastination and then never getting around to actually reading it, but I will, at some point. Other things just seem to have taken priority or distracted me. I’m sure all of us have […]

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What is the answer to cyber security? Well that depends on what side of the fence you are sitting, the defensive or the offensive! Or maybe you are on both sides… As all aspects of the cyber security industry increase in momentum there is a new answer each and every week. Blockchain, the distributed database technology that came to greater […]

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It’s not smartphones. It’s not the much-discussed internet of things (IoT) either. It certainly isn’t wearables, or drones… …according to Fortune magazine who were reporting on the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, the biggest story in technology right now is cyber security. This annual cryptography and information security-related conference has been running for over 25 years however in recent […]

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If there is an opposite to cyber security, what would it be? If this question game up on some early evening TV quiz show the most likely answer would be hacking! Hacking has been around as long as computers and software have been in our lives, in fact hardware hacks were around long before then as engineers looked to subvert […]

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It could be argued that cyber security originated primarily as a technical issue. Vulnerabilities in software were exploited initially to cause disruption, but as soon as financial transactions were allowed on the internet then these vulnerabilities were exploited for criminal gain. As soon as there is criminal activity then law enforcement attempts to quash it and if it doesn’t then […]