When it comes to Business Continuity Plan testing, we should all consider Finagle’s Law. Similar to Murphy’s Law, Finagle’s agrees that anything that can go wrong will go wrong...
We have all seen the headlines about data breaches. They make for uncomfortable reading. Even more uncomfortable, however, is the fact that it’s often through these sensational headlines that..
What constitutes a cyber-mature organisation? Here’s a clue: it has nothing to do with size or age, sector or niche specialism, whether it is online or has a physical..
If history teaches us one thing it is that there is no going back. It started with the First Industrial Revolution which used water and steam power to mechanise..
In a recent report, the Philippine government’s Department of Information and Communications Technology (created in 2016) outlined a scale of cyber resilience based on an A to E grading..
To be truly resilient against potential attacks, it is not enough to simply look at patching the last one, but to anticipate the next. When commenting on the news..
The news has been full of concerns that foreign powers are using state-sponsored hacking as a means to undermine the infrastructure of foreign powers. While it is irresponsible to..
May 2018 is a big month for cyber security. Not only will the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect but a new UK Data Protection Act..
Disproving the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity, the shipping company Clarksons is doing its level best to limit the PR damage caused by a..
Why board level commitment is a vital part of cyber defence It is difficult to defend against an attacker who only needs to succeed once. Security systems might defend..
Cyberattacks do not recognise national boundaries, as the latest breach concerning the US credit rating firm Equifax proves. So although the company has now reported the breach of 143..
While most businesses are pleased to receive free publicity, spare a thought for Berkshire-based Boomerang Videos. Not only did the firm’s website suffer a cyber attack in 2014, but..
The fact is that all too often the first someone knows that their system has been breached is when they receive a call from their acquiring bank. Someone has..
When is a plan not a plan? When it is an out-of-date plan. The latest research from the industry-respected Ponemon Institute, reveals that 26 per cent of IT and..
“Technology is so unreliable” is a phrase you often hear following something going wrong at a critical moment. One of the greatest misconceptions is that our day to day..
Cybercrime in 2015 was nothing short of epic. No one could have anticipated headline news stories such as Sony Pictures Entertainment hacked by a group allegedly sponsored by North..