Bite size Cyber: #1 Patching

Are you new to cyber security, and / or is it something you’ve been asked to look at for your organisation? Are you struggling to find sensible advice which is practical and pragmatic? Are you looking for some simple steps which you can follow to help get the ball rolling? Then this short series of … Continue reading Bite size Cyber: #1 Patching

Z is for …

Zero Day The time taken between a vulnerability existing and a patch being released to fix it can be several weeks, months or even years. An exploit written to take advantage of this gap is known as a Zero Day. The bad guys are particularly interested in carrying out attacks against systems with vulnerabilities but no patches, … Continue reading Z 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…

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

How does your security measure up?

I published this article on LinkedIn on Monday 3rd July 2017, and I’ve copied it here for you. If you don’t know what you have, how can you measure it? We read a lot these days about equipment and training to help combat cyber attacks and reduce risks, but I don’t see much about today’s … Continue reading How does your security measure up?

Global Cyber Attack – the Podcast

Earlier today I shared a post about yesterday’s cyber attack which affected so many devices across so many countries.  This is the podcast / video which accompanies it.   EasyCyber Special Edition Why not subscribe to my YouTube channel while watching this special edition, Episode 4 of this podcast will be published soon.  It’s all … Continue reading Global Cyber Attack – the Podcast

Patching – what’s all the fuss about?

I suppose this falls under Security 101, one of the most basic things we’re all encouraged to do with our technology, but there’s always a reason to postpone it: My machine slows down while it’s downloading the latest patches I’m worried that things won’t work afterwards I keep having to reboot my machine, sometimes several … Continue reading Patching – what’s all the fuss about?