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The last post: CyberMatters comes to an end

14 Mar

CyberMatters started almost 5 years ago, as a proof of concept blog platform for Nexor. Over that time, we’ve covered a wide range of topics from general security advice on passwords, commentary on topics of the day, and discussion of the latest technology concepts Nexor has been working on.

Over the last few months I’ve focused my efforts on looking at the issues of secure information exchange in the cloud – how can the concepts and architectures Nexor has applied to traditional environments morph and adapt to protecting cloud environments.

The infographic below is a summary of a white paper we’ve released at CYBERUK today discussing our views on how these techniques can be used to enable the Cloud for secure information sharing and exchange.

The Cloud is undoubtedly becoming a core technology we all use – CyberMatters has always run in the cloud using WordPress SaaS! Securing the cloud is becoming a specialist discipline, and I’ve been given the opportunity to build a specialist cloud security team at Nexor.

As part of this, Nexor has been consolidating our branding and web presence. The Qonex brand, built to focus our Cloud and IoT activities, will be rolled back into Nexor as core business, as will CyberMatters.

Consequently, this will be CyberMatter’s last blog post, my future mumblings will be posted on the Nexor blog.

I hope you’ve found the blog of value and interest over the last 5 years, and want to take this opportunity to thank you for your readership, comments, feedback and encouragement. I do hope we’ll meet again at https://www.nexor.com/blog.

PKI – is there a better way?

1 Mar

PKI is a technology that has stood the test of time, but it is let down by high running costs and poor implementation.
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Li-Fi Security

10 Jan

Li-Fi has been widely talked about, largely due to its capability to deliver a high data rate wireless connectivity.

Li-FI has some very interesting security characteristics too.

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Bah-Humbug

22 Dec

Having been on a customer site all day, I returned home to scan my email.

Over half the emails were festive greetings, with all sorts of creative content: embedded images, attached animated images, links to sites with festive messages and attached files with seasonal offers.

What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading

Out of Office Dilemma

13 Dec

As we approach the Christmas holiday period, I thought I’d share a cautionary tale on setting up your Out-of-Office auto-response. For quite a while now I have been building a relationship with a prospective customer. While I have had discussions with a person there – let’s call him Bob –  Bob has worked hard to keep his privacy. Continue reading

Payment Services Directive

29 Nov

So, Tesco was hacked. Although there is no official word yet on how this happened, the chatter among people far smarter than me are suggesting the issue is related to passwords and the Tesco Club card.

Followers of CyberMatters will recognise that I often blog about password issues. Is there anything new to say on the subject I hear you ask? Yes…  Continue reading

Smart Home Project – HomeKit and LightwaveRF Integration

15 Nov

CyberMatters is a blog about security.  This article is NOT about security, there is a related security point related to this article documented in the blog Smart Home Project – Network Segregation

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Smart Home Project – Network Segregation

15 Nov

Over the last few weekends I’ve rebuilt my smart home solution. It reminded me of how hard it is to build something that is secure.

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S/MIME Re-trial

8 Nov

In the blog S/MIME on Trial in 2013, I outlined some challenges using S/MIME to send secure email.

I also posed the question, was I confident the issues would be solved in a 3-5 year timeframe?

Well, here we are 3 years later, let’s take a look.   Continue reading

3 key ways to stop ransomware

1 Nov

At the recent East Midlands Cyber Security Forum (EMCSF), I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to chair a panel session on the topic of ransomware. Continue reading