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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining or frankly no lining at all

Saturday 24th February 2018
Sean Davin

A recent report in the IT Security press highlighted "2017 was the worst year regarding number of breaches and data compromises. By one estimate, there were 5,207 breaches in total - a 20% increase from the previous high in 2015.…

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Attack my MRI, CT or Nuclear Processing Plant would you?

Tuesday 13th February 2018
Sean Davin

A recent article in Sophos' magazine pointed to hospital MRI and CT scanners still being at risk of Cyber Attack (https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/02/01/hospital-mri-and-ct-scanners-at-risk-of-cyberattack/) This led me to think wider about the whole ethos of the Internet of Things (IoT) and specialist processing such as nuclear processing or MRI/CT scanners in conjunction…

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Meltdown and Spectre - James Bond villains surely?

Wednesday 17th January 2018
Sean

Recent news articles have abounded with one of the most widely spread and publicised family of computer security vulnerabilities, and have titled them Meltdown and Spectre.... ....catchy names in my opinion, but what's going on? First, let's just cut through the media hype and explain a little here. These are, quite rightly, serious…

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Choosing an Anti-Malware or Anti-Virus Solution

Monday 15th January 2018
Sean

There is always a lot of discussions recently around the best anti-virus products to use. Let's look at what anti-virus it, how to choose one, how much reliance to place on it and other choice factors This is a topic that comes up with remarkable regularity - not to…

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Subject: Dear Eugene Kaspersky, is my Anti-virus spying on me?

Monday 4th December 2017

So now the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Barclays Bank have apparently banned the use of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, with the USA booting them out months ago.…

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3 Important Thoughts for Black Friday

Thursday 23rd November 2017

3 thing to look out for this Black Friday 1. If you receive offers by email, no matter how good they appear then don't click on the links UNLESS you can guarantee that the email came from a trusted source. Black Friday has been used before to target users with malware 2. Watch out for cyber…

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Seen BBC News on Germany banning Kid's Smartwatches?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Children's watches are making them into spies? Should I be worried? Heres the BBC Link we saw that caught our eye! Badly made Internet-enabled equipment is something that we should all be wary of, but when you couple this…

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Where will we find Security Experts and are there enough?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

"Ever thought of a career in cyber-security?" "Could you be the future of defending the country against cyber criminals?" "Have you thought about being at the sharp end of intelligence services such as MI5?" So many tempting lines to lure students into fantastic sounding careers, but is this just…

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7 Ways For Commuters To Protect Data - Beware Shoulder Surfers!

Monday 2nd October 2017

We spend a lot of our time and energies reading news about Anonymous, Fancy Bears, Russian state hacks, the USA Presidential Elections and similar related digital information security stories. Not…

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How Do You Measure Security?

Friday 29th September 2017

Security, or at least successful security, can be measured in many different ways, with the intended final result being "Confidence" (also called Assurance). The extent of…

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