Gordon Smith

November 20, 2017

Phishing is the biggest threat to users’ login details, major study finds

Phishing has long been recognised as one of the most effective tools in an attacker’s arsenal. Now, extensive new research based on a year’s worth of […]
November 14, 2017

From incident response to countermeasures: varied security talks await at Irisscon 2017

Irisscon 2017 takes place next week, and as always, the conference will feature a varied mix of security-related themes. Topics confirmed so far range from incident […]
November 7, 2017
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Security newsround: November 2017

We round up reporting and research from across the web about the latest security news. This month: effective awareness programmes, CEOs in the spotlight, Wi-Fi weaknesses […]
November 7, 2017
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Upcoming events

Here is a summary of upcoming events where BH Consulting staff will deliver presentations about issues relating to cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy. Each listing includes […]
October 10, 2017
Is a technical qualification the only route to the boardroom, or are there other ways into a security career

Facing the music: Equifax breach sparks debate over security career qualifications

What does a security career look like? What qualifications should it have? Those are legitimate questions at any time, but they’re especially relevant in the context […]
October 4, 2017
Brian Honan of BH Consulting speaks at the ISO 27001 roadshow seminar

ISO 27001 roadshow tackles infosec vs GDPR myths and misconceptions

Dispelling myths around information security and GDPR was the order of the day at the ISO 27001 Nationwide Roadshow, which began this morning in Dublin. The […]
October 2, 2017
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Local government faces security risks from ransomware, phishing and malicious threats

Local government agencies are firmly in cybercriminals’ sights. Between June 2016 and June 2017, almost nine out of ten (87 per cent) local authorities in the […]
August 24, 2017
A person on their computer with a paper document on their desk. Are they being fooled by an email scam?

Pay me my money down: fake invoice email scams highlight business process problems

The effectiveness of an email scam like CEO fraud relies on one person in the target organisation having the means and the opportunity to make payments. It’s […]