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TrueCrypt – Don’t Panic – Think about 99% of users

31 May

Over recent days there has been a lot of discussion about TrueCrypt, and whether it is a viable security technology. Among the frenzy between security experts to figure out what is going on, the user community is left confused. It’s time to revist some security basics…
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Hard disk migration – please erase

7 May

With the price of Solid State Disks coming down, I decided to give a 4-year old home laptop a new lease of life with an update. Not having the first idea about how to do this, I did some Google based research, found some very helpful web sites. All went well with the advice given, right until the end!

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Microsoft Word for iPad kills the corporate firewall

10 Apr

This week another nail in the coffin for the corporate firewall arrived – Microsoft Word for iPad.

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Myths of Wi-fi Security

10 Dec

I found the article 5 Wi-Fi Security Myths You Must Abandon Now interesting, particularly in the context of doing the security basics right.
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100,000 new security threats are identified each day

22 Aug

Interesting infographic from Cisco. I find it encouraging that only 40% of decision makes see security as an inhibitor, i would have assumed much higher.
It’s probably too much of a leap to suggest this implies 60% see it as an enabler, but at least it suggest 60% are open minded to the fact it can be.
As an industry we have to do more to ensure our security solutions are enables, not inhibitors.

Brian Pennington

Cisco’s Infographic is an interesting turn on the ROI message as it looks at security from the loss prevention angle rather than earnings.

Especially with Data Centre downtime costing on average $336,000 per hour.

100,000 new security threats are identified each day

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US Electric Grid Under Persistent Cyber Attack

16 Jun

Great blog, observing that compliance does not equal security, and that internal culture is a key element.
While focused on the US energy sector, I’d suggest the same is true in the UK too.

Are you in charge of your car’s computer?

31 May

A Guest Blog from Kieran Barnes

While indulging my interest the new Audi R8 (completely speculatively of course I wish I could own one!) I was distracted and amazed by the mass of electronic systems involved in a car of that range. ABS, Stability Control, Fly by Wire throttle, Sat Nav to name just a few. All of these electronic systems are controlled by software somewhere in the car’s brain and are responsible for keeping you safe, keeping you going in the right direction and helping you control your exotic sports car.

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I only went to the Doctors…

7 May

I went to the Doctors recently. Didn’t expect to come across a security issue during my consultation, but…
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