World Password Day

Did you know that today, May 2nd, is World Password Day?  To mark the event, I thought I’d post a quick update, based on a new approach to password management. Both the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published changes to their recommendations for managing … Continue reading World Password Day

P is for …

Password There has been much written about passwords, but for this entry I thought it worth defining what a password actually is. It’s a code, phrase or sequence of letters and numbers which is used to validate that you are who you say you are. It’s often used in conjunction with a username or when … Continue reading P is for …

N is for …

Network This is an often used phrase, but what exactly is a network? In its simplest form, it is several computers connected to each other. In a single building, these would typically form a Local Area Network (LAN), or if several offices are connected together these would be called a Wide Area Network (WAN).There are … Continue reading N is for …

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…

Do you have privacy fatigue?

It’s a fact of life these days that we constantly seem to have people giving out dire warnings about being careful what information you share online, who can overhear you giving out your credit card numbers etc. It seems like we’re being warned that there are ears everywhere. Do you know what? There are. But … Continue reading Do you have privacy fatigue?

Should we be worried about our MPs security awareness?

Over the weekend a couple of tweets by a UK Member of Parliament (MP) have generated a wave of outrage and comment amongst the security community. Nadine Dorries mentioned that she routinely shares her password with her staff and often has to ask them what it is. (Incidentally, Nadine should make sure all her other … Continue reading Should we be worried about our MPs security awareness?

Episode 4 – Passwords

I’ve posted several articles about passwords on here, including this one on password hygiene, this one on passwords in general and this one on common passwords. I thought I’d do a brief podcast to provide a précis, so here it is! EasyCyber Episode 4 If you like the podcast, why not subscribe to my You … Continue reading Episode 4 – Passwords

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?