February 29, 2016

ICO hands out record fine, puts cap in hand and has a chat with the official receiver

Just because the Information Commissioner’s Office can hand out some pretty sizeable fines, doesn’t mean that it actually does. And that’s the one criticism I have […]
February 26, 2016

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Stop being so British!

There’s a famous phrase that says something along the lines of if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. I’m not sure how […]
February 24, 2016

InfoSec – you get nothing for nothing

I don’t know about you but I have a few acquaintances who want to change their lives, some of them in quite dramatic ways. Their dreams […]
February 22, 2016

Up, up and away… cybercrime costs have tripled over the last 5 years

The cost of cybercrime is going up and up, according to a new report published by Hamilton Place Strategies. In its Cybercrime Costs More Than You Think paper, […]
February 17, 2016

Sweet 2FA – Instagram finally gets additional account security

Better late than never they say and that is certainly the case with snap-happy social network Instagram. Five years after parent company Facebook added two factor […]
February 15, 2016

Why is ransomware such a popular online crime?

Because it pays! In fact, it pays very well indeed. Forty-four percent of the time. And those behind it are hardly likely to get caught either. […]
February 12, 2016

And the biggest hacking threat is… social engineering

Criminals who don’t have an odd $23,000 in change stuffed down the back of the sofa are primarily trying to hack into companies via social engineering, according to […]
February 8, 2016

Cyber attacks and data breaches are top business continuity concerns

The Business Continuity Institute has, for the past 5 years, published a report which identifies the top business continuity concerns, as shared by a variety of […]