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
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.
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.
As we rapidly advance to the new world of the Internet of Things, security is slowly but surely starting to be talked about. Managing keys is an important part of this discussion.
According to the latest UK Cyber Breaches statistics, three-quarters of large organisations suffered a staff-related breach and nearly one-third of small organisations had a similar occurrence within the last year. Continue reading
As 2016 approaches, I thought it would be nice to look back on 2015 and share with you the Top 10 most viewed blog posts here on Cyber Matters. Let the countdown begin … Continue reading
Phishing is one of the most common forms of cyber-attack at the current time. Effectively attackers try and fool you to providing sensitive data such as user names and password into fake web sites. Continue reading
At the Smart Homes and Building Association (SH&BA) “Smart Home Breakthrough Summit” last week, a new Cyber Security Manifesto was unveiled by CONTEXT, a leading European IT market analysis company, and the SH&BA Security Panel. Continue reading
Fiat Chrysler has suffered a widely publicised attack where hackers remotely killed a Jeep. The resolution has been to send a USB stick in the post to owners, for which they have been criticised. The criticism is in two parts.