July 11th, 2016
A few weeks ago, I happened to listen to a radio programme on how punctuation came to exist. This remarkably interesting half hour revealed to me how something that we now see as finished, complete, and solid is in fact the result of invention, evolution, and technical advance.
- April 1st, 2015
If we take just a handful of the high-profile security breaches over the past few years, where cyber criminals obtained administrator rights as a way into the corporate network, the approximate total number of customers affected reaches almost 300 million, a figure just shy of the total population of the United States! There’s no doubt that the figures are eye-opening, but what is more alarming is the fact that many organizations are still resisting fundamental security best practise – the need to remove admin rights across their estate.
- March 19th, 2015
Ransomware has exploded onto the radar of security teams in recent years due to highly aggressive tactics which are often impossible to recover from. Ransomware is on the increase and has evolved rapidly from the high profile Cryptolocker outbreak.
- January 28th, 2015
Since 2007, January 28th has marked Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day in Europe), the annual awareness day to promote privacy and data protection best practices. The day is recognized in the United States, Canada, the UK and 26 other European countries through a number of initiatives focused on raising awareness among businesses and personal users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information, particularly in the context of social networking.
- January 23rd, 2015
Malware is an ever evolving field and as such security should be seen as a journey not a destination. One of the latest malware evolutions is the practice of Malvertising where attackers place malicious content in seemingly innocent adverts. When the user views the page the advert is loaded and the malware attempts to exploit the machine.
- January 12th, 2015
Just like fashion, malware goes through trends and comebacks, so let’s take a look at what’s ‘in’ this season. Anyone involved in IT in the 1990′s will remember a few things; plaid shirts, floppy disks and macro viruses. Although I can’t envisage the former two making a comeback any time soon, macros are definitely back on the InfoSec agenda, something Microsoft has been highlighting recently.