Careers in Cyber

Does this sound familiar?  You keep seeing headlines about cyber security, about information security, usually when there’s been a loss of passwords or data, sometimes about large fines being levied on companies for poor practice. You’ve heard that there are lots of vacancies in the world of cyber and would like to look at a … Continue reading Careers in Cyber

Unhelpful media headlines

Earlier this week an article appeared on the BBC website called How can we stop being cyber idiots?. I took umbrage at this for a number of reasons. First, why alienate readers by calling them idiots? Most people who use computers (I won’t call them users because, as a friend of mine pointed out, users has … Continue reading Unhelpful media headlines

10 Steps to Cyber Security – Part 2 of 2

This is the second half of the article which I published last week. I have been overwhelmed with the positive responses to the first article, so I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you very much for your kind words. I’m glad that the article was useful for so many of you, and I hope … Continue reading 10 Steps to Cyber Security – Part 2 of 2

Getting started in Cyber 

One of the most common questions I’m asked by non-cyber professionals is “How do I start a career in cyber?” and fortunately I think there’s a relatively easy answer.  The British Computer Society (BCS) have an entry level qualification called the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP). It’s typically a five day course and … Continue reading Getting started in Cyber 

Shiny kit isn’t always what you need

This article appeared on LinkedIn on 5th April 2017, and you can read it in full here.  Earlier this week I saw an item on LinkedIn where someone was asking advice about building a SOC (Security Operations Centre). It set me thinking that often we see a great clamour for solutions, for the latest shiny … Continue reading Shiny kit isn’t always what you need