In so many films you get good and bad, right and wrong, a good cop gone bad, a rogue agent – you get the picture. Movie makers seem to love the plot line where once a virtuous and good person turns to the dark side and causes havoc in one form or another. In such tales you often have a […]
This week the term Cyber Crime seems to have thrust itself upon me. I attended an Innovation Seminar at QinetiQ and the Regional Organized Crime Unit for South Wales made a compelling presentation on just how fast cyber crime is rising. They, as Home Office Statistics will show, that traditional crime is actually dropping. Less burglaries, less robberies, but cyber […]
If you want to raise a few quizzical eyebrows then ask in a modern car dealership if you can buy a car without seat belts. Of course the answer will be no, why would you even consider such a thing? Seat belts save lives and more importantly it’s the law since January 1983 to wear them in the front seat […]
“The Next 10 Steps” Cyber Security is an intrinsic part of your business operations, regardless if you like it or not. The main challenge that the entire Cyber Security industry has right now is that of awareness. Awareness of the risks and threats posed to businesses and institutions countrywide. This awareness is still relatively low, despite the term Cyber Security, […]
“Doors & Windows” “All around the world, every day, thousands of IT systems are compromised… and with basic security in place – the electronic equivalent of locking doors and windows and turning on alarms – at least 80 per cent of these attacks will bounce off.” – Sir Iain Lobban Director GCHQ Basic cyber security crops up all the time. […]
A few years ago the BBC News website had a separate tab for ‘eBusiness’. This complimented its existing business news, but was seen by the journalists, readers and I assume the industry itself as a separate entity. They would report on developing businesses using the internet to sell items and services across the world. They would discuss new electronic payment […]
Edward Snowden managed to gain worldwide notoriety by telling the world about the inner workings of his employer to the outside world. As his employer was the National Security Agency (NSA) in America then the fallout of his actions were the very definition of globally embarrassing.
“CyberSecurity”, “CyberCrime”, “CyberWar”, Google it, go on Google it and scare yourself. With high profile hacks on Sony, eBay and Apple there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without the national and international press claiming that the cyberworld is about to come crashing down around our knees leaving nothing in cyberspace other than a few faded videos on YouTube of cats playing piano.
Rarely, if ever, do we hear about the detail of the potential threats, the so called ‘threat vectors’ and where they are coming from. If you, as a business owner knew that, then you could start to formulate a plan on how to mitigate these threats.
In the first part of this 2 part article we can look at the outside threats, these are the ones that are coning into your business from the outside world, locally, nationally or in many cases internationally.