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It’s not a Dark Art: how we demystify cyber security

It’s not a Dark Art: how we demystify cyber security

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..

Schools are being targeted by cyber criminals: 6 ways to shore up online defences

Schools are being targeted by cyber criminals: 6 ways to shore up online defences

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 by Design.. a little thought can save a great deal of expense!

Security by Design.. a little thought can save a great deal of expense!

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..

Ransomware – Could it be you?….

Ransomware – Could it be you?….

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..

EU Cyber Security Directive on Essential Services

EU Cyber Security Directive on Essential Services

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..

Navigating the minefield of info-security compliance

Navigating the minefield of info-security compliance

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..

The Dark Web

The Dark Web

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..

Cyber Security health tips for the New Year

Cyber Security health tips for the New Year

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..

The TalkTalk Breach – A Lesson for Us All

The TalkTalk Breach – A Lesson for Us All

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..

How to protect your data in free public WiFi hotspots

How to protect your data in free public WiFi hotspots

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..