Securitywatch

December 12, 2017
A person marks on their notepad, possibly to write down a password, while their phone and laptop are beside them.

No, Minister: politicians’ unsafe email access practices renew password debate

Passwords are back in the news thanks to a politician’s unwitting post on Twitter. British MP Nadine Dorries admitted that her staff and interns all have […]
December 5, 2017

Stronger things: is it possible to build security into the IoT infrastructure?

IoT security is always a hot topic and the debate stepped up over the past month. You might expect commentators to bemoan the lack of current […]
December 5, 2017
A stopwatch showing a deadline. In this case, less than 6 months until GDPR comes into force

GDPR: readiness still far away for many, with less than six months to go

GDPR enforcement begins in under six months, but new surveys suggest many organisations will struggle to be ready in time. One survey found that fewer than […]
December 4, 2017
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Upcoming events

Here is a summary of upcoming events and webinars where BH Consulting staff will deliver presentations about issues relating to cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy. Each […]
November 30, 2017
A car crash involving a van with a 'we stop leaks' logo

Crash and burn: security fallout continues from Uber data breach

Last week, the ride-sharing service Uber admitted to a data breach involving personal details on 57 million users. Amid a seemingly constant stream of data breaches […]
November 28, 2017
Irisscon 2017 conference opening keynote presentation

Irisscon 2017 roundup: changing approaches to security for better outcomes

From high-level security approaches to practical advice, Irisscon 2017 had an overarching theme of doing things better. Some presentations took a philosophical tack by discussing the […]
November 24, 2017

Catch-22 for security careers when companies seek experience over enthusiasm

When I first started on my path to cybersecurity, I was just as eager to learn and pursue challenges then as I am now. I have […]
November 22, 2017
Ecommerce users are advised to beware scams as holiday season approaches

Shop till you don’t drop: how to avoid online scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for online retailers. For unwary consumers, not so much. As Christmas approaches, many people will try to […]