Every day is cyber security awareness month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Delivering effective cyber security awareness is an ongoing process, and not one that can be solved in one month a year. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.  Staying safe online has many similarities with staying safe on the line aka tightrope walking. It involves a delicate mix … Continue reading Every day is cyber security awareness month

What Your CISO Can Learn From Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather

Logan Paul and his brother Jake Paul are what you could call social media celebrities. They amassed over 20 million followers across YouTube, Vine, Instagram, and others over the years through different types of content, sketches, and pranks.  To anyone over the age of 35, they probably are considered a fad, forgettable, a representation of … Continue reading What Your CISO Can Learn From Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather

How I pwned an ex-CISO and the Smashing Security Podcast

Disclaimer, this was a bit of fun with consent. But there are some worthwhile things to bear in mind. If you're predictable, then criminals can take advantage of that. If someone knows what your pattern is to set passwords e.g. FacebookPassword1, TwitterPassword1, then you can easily guess what your other passwords are. Similarly, if you … Continue reading How I pwned an ex-CISO and the Smashing Security Podcast

Leaving WhatsApp – Treating the Symptom, Not the Cause

A few months ago, many people were riled up over the proposed updates to WhatsApp terms and conditions.  The popular messaging service which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $16bn, was apparently updating its Ts and Cs which users had to either accept or choose to leave.  While the whole thing seems to have … Continue reading Leaving WhatsApp – Treating the Symptom, Not the Cause