We all know that the national speed limit on a motorway is 70 mph and understand the potential consequences of exceeding it. So, why does almost everyone admit to..
The second annual Cyberfest is a great opportunity for the North East cyber community to come together, share best practice and generally make some noise about information security. I’m..
There are no stereotypes in cyber security. But what is an information security consultant, what do they do and why might you want to be one?
It’s easy to see why many people think cyber security is a mysterious Dark Art. After all, it has a language of its own, full of acronyms, jargon and..
In 2017 the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA), which supports over 1,000 senior management staff in schools, stated that cyberattacks in schools can no longer be considered ‘isolated incidents’...
Security consultants talk about “Security by design” … and to be fair, most of us believe in it! The trouble is that to much of society, it is at..
Complacency has always been the enemy of safety; in today’s world, we are all vulnerable! The digital (cyber) environment may sometimes be opaque and difficult to understand, but it..
Whatever the result of the EU Referendum, there are some aspects of our relationship with Europe that are unlikely to change, as long as we continue to engage in..
A company trying to navigate the minefield of info-security compliance may think of it as a daunting task. On one side is PCI DSS and Data Protection while on..
Search Engines like Google and Safari only have access to about 4% of the information on the web. The other 96% is what is referred to as the Deep..
As New Year resolutions go, enhancing personal cyber security may not be as high on people’s lists as that resolution to take out a new gym membership or embark..
By Tom Fairfax, Managing Director, SRM Whilst everyone has a responsibility to manage their Cyber Security to the best of their ability, no-one is completely safe and despite their..
In an ‘ethical experiment’ conducted earlier this year, a primary school child hacked into a free public WiFi hub in just over ten minutes. The young hacker, a seven-year-old..