Security Awareness

May 2, 2017

University challenge as colleges get schooled in cyber fraud

Education pays, and cyber criminals have been taking the lesson to heart. News broke that Trinity College Dublin’s fundraising arm lost an estimated €1 million in […]
January 18, 2016

21% rise in phishing costs UK consumers £174 million

According to figures from GetSafeOnline, a UK government-backed initiative, 2015 was a very good year indeed for cyber criminals, or at least that subset which sends out phishing […]
January 15, 2016

Paying the penalty for not reading the security policies

So, you’re company is struggling with security. You’ve identified risks and, perhaps unsurprisingly, many of them evolve around the weakest part of the network – the […]
January 12, 2016

Data thieves – ignore, slap on the wrist or jail?

I wrote yesterday about Onur Kopcak and the arguably draconian prison sentence he received for engaging in a spot of identity theft, concluding (in my own […]
September 21, 2015

Phone scam costs UK business £1 million

If you are running a business you have probably educated your staff to be on the lookout for suspicious emails that attempt to lure them to […]
September 14, 2015

GCHQ issues Dridex warning as Fujitsu uncovers email 'hitlist'

Having your email on a list can sometimes be a good thing if you have, for instance, signed up for a newsletter of interest, but it […]
September 4, 2015

Brits say go easy on the security and give me an extra portion of simple

Some like it hot. Many prefer blondes. But when it comes to security most like it easy. According to an ongoing government survey started in October […]
July 17, 2015

Wrongful Arrest Underscores How Humans = Risk

I’m sure (hope) you don’t need me to tell you how computers can pose a risk to both yourself and your organisation, be that through local […]