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We operate in an industry in which there is a lot of over hyped nonsense discussed, as well as some really important issues.  In Cyber Matters we aim to cut through this and get straight to the point in an easy to understand way.   Our bloggers are free to talk about any area relating to Cyber Security, Computer Security, Information Security or what ever term you prefer to use.

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  • We cannot let passwords die (yet) - I’m getting fed up with marketing that says “Passwords must die” only to present yet another solution that won’t replace them.  The challenge to solve is ubiquity – this is why passwords have stood the test of time, even with their obvious and proven shortcomings. Don’t get me wrong there are lots of great technologies […]
  • Cyber Essentials at UK MOD: the beginning of a critical mass? - The UK’s Cyber Essentials Scheme took a major step forward at the beginning of this year when the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) mandated that its suppliers need to have obtained a Cyber Essentials certificate before they are able to undertake certain contracts. This news has been coming for quite a while but judging by […]
  • Could PAS 754 have helped Juniper? - In an important Juniper security announcement last month it was revealed that: “During a recent internal code review, Juniper discovered unauthorized code in ScreenOS that could allow a knowledgeable attacker to gain administrative access to NetScreen® devices and to decrypt VPN connections.”
  • Firestorm – how to avoid the latest Next Generation Firewall vulnerability - A new, severe vulnerability in Next Generation Firewalls was earlier this week unveiled by cyber threat detection specialist, Cynet. The vulnerability, dubbed FireStorm, allows an internal entity or malicious code to interact and extract data out of an organisation, completely bypassing the firewall limitation.
  • The Secure Internet of Things - The Internet of Things (IoT) is big news at the moment, being used as a title for just about everything that interacts with the internet, be it man or machine. In some areas the commentary is just starting to recognise that security and privacy are issues. And as you expect, various players are putting forward […]
  • Booting Linux Securely - A report from Learning Tree “Linux Scores Highest in UK Government Security Assessment” has analysed the CESG set of reports on the security of end user devices, in which CESG assessed 11 operating systems. The Learning Tree report observed: Of those, Linux got the best overall score The report then looked at the criteria used to […]
  • A Brief Introduction into Threat Analysis - The purpose of this blog piece is to introduce the concept of threat analysis, what it is and why it’s a good idea, while at the same time present a simple and effective way to try it yourself.  It is part of a blog series on the development approach at Nexor.