T is for …

Tailgating Tailgating is very easy to spot. It’s when you follow someone through a barrier without swiping your entry card, adding your pin number etc. You might have seen someone do this in a car park or elsewhere, following another vehicle in without paying: it’s the same principle. Trojan Taking its name from the Trojan … Continue reading T is for …

R is for …

Red Team Just as penetration testers try to get access to an organisation electronically, red teams try to get physical access to the organisation. They use a combination of Open Source Intelligence gathering and social engineering┬áto get access. These teams are typically engaged by senior management to test processes such as visitor registration, tailgating,┬ásigning in, … Continue reading R is for …

What are backups, and when / why are they needed?

As I’m keeping this simple, I guess I should start by explaining what a backup is, and why it’s necessary. (Apologies to those who know, but if my blog item on Patching was Security 101, then this is surely part of IT 101!) A backup is simply a copy of one or more files kept … Continue reading What are backups, and when / why are they needed?