K is for…

Keeping it Simple OK, so this isn’t strictly a security term, but it is hugely important. Do the simple things well, and you’ll address many of the main issues. In terms of cyber security, this really boils down to: Keep your patching up to date Keep your antivirus signatures up to date Ensure you have … Continue reading K is for…

H is for…

Hacking I’m pretty sure that you’ve all heard the term “hacking”, and you probably know that it has negative connotations. But what exactly is it? Put simply, it’s trying to get access to a computer or network using vulnerabilities in the security of the target. Note that I don’t necessarily say software: people can be … Continue reading H is for…

A is for …

Access Control Access Control is all about making sure that users only have access to the systems or files that they legitimately need access to. For example, someone in accounts is unlikely to need access to the HR system, so you wouldn’t give them that access. This is also known as the Principle of Least … Continue reading A is for …

10 Steps to Cyber Security – Part 1 of 2

Through discussions with various clients and perspective clients, at conferences, events and forums, it is very apparent that a lot of companies know that they need to do “something about cyber” but many, particularly in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) arena, are unsure of what that something should be. My response to them is … Continue reading 10 Steps to Cyber Security – Part 1 of 2

Lesson to be learned from Wannacry Friday

This article was published on LinkedIn on 16th May 2017. I’ve copied it in its entirety for you here.  If you don’t know what you have, how can you protect it effectively? Last Friday, the world received a massive wake up call, in regards to the vulnerability of it’s computer systems, their interconnectedness and the … Continue reading Lesson to be learned from Wannacry Friday

Episode 1 – What is Cyber?

This is very exciting! This is the first podcast I’ve ever made with video. I’ve even thrown in a couple of edits, see if you can spot them! It’s a quick introduction to the site, and I talk about why I’m doing this and what I hope to achieve. I hope you like it! The … Continue reading Episode 1 – What is Cyber?

DDoS – what’s that?

I’m sure that if you’ve been watching the news recently, you’ll have heard the phrase DDoS, which stands for Distributed Denial of Service. It sounds fancy and complicated, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. Let’s start at the beginning. A website is typically nothing more than one (or several, perhaps up into hundreds for some big … Continue reading DDoS – what’s that?

Virus attacks and what can be done about them

I decided it would be a good thing to share some information other bloggers have written, as well as to present my own material. After all, if one of the key parts to good security is to keep things simple, then including information others have already produced probably helps, right?  So, please check out this site, ´╗┐and … Continue reading Virus attacks and what can be done about them