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 …

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…

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‚Äôs … Continue reading How does your security measure up?

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