Securitywatch

January 2, 2018
Image of fake news, used here to describe the misinformation around GDPR data protection regulation

Here’s FUD in your eye: how to tell GDPR fact from fiction

Like it or not, fear, uncertainty and doubt [FUD] are time-honoured tactics for some vendors to scare up easy sales. GDPR is seeing its fair share […]
December 20, 2017

As security spending increases, here’s our advice on how to spend your budget wisely

It can’t be a coincidence that security spending is rising after a year when its profile has never been higher. Whether or not your budget will […]
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 […]
November 30, 2017
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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 […]