Contributed Articles


Microsoft Sees Phishing on the Rise | KnowBe4 | 11 December 2019
Year in Review: Security Awareness | Infosecurity Magazine | 10 December 2019
Using Threat Intelligence to build data-driven defence | Intelligence CISO | 3 December 2019
Don’t worry about Ransomware | KnowBe4 | 18 November 2019
Nudging Towards a Secure World | Infosecurity magazine | 16 October 2019
What Footballers Wives Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity | KnowBe4 | 15 October 2019
Security Awareness for the Masses | Infosecurity Magazine | 25 September 2019
Gambling on cybersecurity | EGR | 12 September 2019
Shocking Ransomware Leaves Johannesburg Residents Without Electricity | Popcorn Training | 29 July 2019
How to Avoid being the next organisation to be harpooned by phishing | Global Banking & Finance | 11 July 2019
HowTo Enable Effective Security Awareness Training | Infosecurity Magazine | 7 June 2019
Taking Security Seriously | Infosecurity Magazine | 24 May 2019
Security through transparency | AlienVault | 23 April 2019
Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst | MSSP Alert | 29 March 2010
RSA 2019 – A Case of the Blues | AlienVault | 15 March 2019
SIEM platforms come of age in raging battle against cybercrime | TEISS | 24 February 2019
Securing People | AlienVault | 20 February 2019
Security Have and Have-Nots | Cyber Defense Magazine | 4 February 2019
Ways to Respond to a Breach | AlienVault | 29 January 2019
How to Be an InfoSec Thought Leader | AlienVault | 24 January 2019

The REAL 2019 Cyber Security Predictions | AlienVault | 13 December 2018
Protecting the Wrong Things | AlienVault | 5 December 2018
Let’s Talk about Segregation of Duties | AlienVault | 20 November 2018
Spicing up the MSSP World | AlienVault | 29 October 2019
Why Spending More On Security Isn’t The Answer | AlienVault | 23 October 2018
Data breaches and the blame game | TEISS | 13 September 2018
Cyber Security Awareness Month – Phishing | AlienVault | 4 September 2018
The Black Hat Recap | AlienVault | 13 August 2018
Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst | AlienVault | 30 July 2018
Cyber resilience: Why hoping for the best & planning for the worst is the new norm | SC Magazine | 25 July 2018
15 Ways to Deal with Badly Written Risks | AlienVault | 9 July 2019
Cloud Based Security | AlienVault | 3 July 2018
Preventing the Cloud from Becoming a Digital Dumping Ground | Infosecurity Magazine | 8 May 2018
How the Cybersecurity skills gap is changing the way we work | TEISS 8 May 2018
Let’s be Fools | AlienVault | 19 April 2018
Five ways you could get your company into trouble without realising it | IT Pro Portal | 16 April 2018
How to do More With Less in Cybersecurity | Infosecurity Magazine | 13 April 2018
Life of a Worm | AlienVault | 11 April 2018
780 Days in the Life of a Computer Worm | Dark Reading | 27 March 2018
Information security misconceptions | CSO Online | 20 March 2018
An Interview with Graham Cluley | AlienVault | 7 March 2018
Overcoming data overload in cyber-security | SC Magazine | 6 March 2018
If time is money, what exactly is data? | CSO Online | 7 February 2018
Mental Models & Security: Thinking Like a Hacker | Dark Reading | 16 January 2018
I Am Dave | AlienVault | 2 January 2018

It’s not your parents’ SIEM | CSO Online | 12 December 2017
Real Editor Meets Guest Editor: Q&A with Javvad Malik | Infosecurity Magazine | 12 December 2017
Guest Editor: Let’s Talk About Data Breaches | Infosecurity Magazine | 12 December 2017
The Impact of NotPetya and WannaCry | AlienVault | 11 December 2017
Six Cybersecurity Predictions for The Year Ahead | AlienVault | 7 December 2017
5 Retail Security Tips: Don’t Let Hackers Ruin the Holiday Season | AlienVault | 24 November 2017
Jeremiah Grossman: On InfoSec Basics, Incentives, and Warranties | AlienVault | 22 November 2017
When the going gets tough, security gets serious | SC Magazine | 21 November 2018
BSides Lisbon and the Global Community | AlienVault | 16 November 2017
Steve Ragan: Writing for Impact | AlienVault | 15 November 2017
Be afraid of the dark web – or learn to monitor it | CSO Online | 31 October 2017
Halloween horrors and how to avoid falling victim | IT Pro Portal | 30 October 2017
Culture Eats Security for Lunch | AlienVault | 9 October 2017
How to Stay Safe Online – Tips for Regular Folks | AlienVault | 2 October 2017
If data is the new oil, then Equifax just caused a huge environmental disaster | CSO Online | 28 September 2017
A 9-step guide to prepare for GDPR compliance | Information Management | 21 September 2017
Cyber Attack Trends: Detection, Response, and Cure | Infosecurity Magazine | 5 September 2017
Putting the cyber in crime | CSO Online | 25 August 2017
Governments and Backdoors | AlienVault | 13 June 2017
Cutting through complexity in cloud security to increase visibility | SC Magazine | 1 June 2017
Nothing new to (Wanna)Cry about | CSO Online | 31 May 2017
Lucky Security | AlienVault | 25 May 2017
Innovation for the Sake of Innovation | AlienVault | 16 May 2017
Making Sense of WannaCry | AlienVault | 14 May 2017
What Got CISOs Here, Won’t Get CISOs There | AlienVault | 11 May 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) | AlienVault | 9 May 2017
Non-Security Tips for Security Professionals | Infosecurity Magazine | 3 May 2017
Is your company spending on the right security technologies? | CSO Online | 21 April 2017
Ten Data Centre Migration Pitfalls | AlienVault | 12 April 2017
Fool Me Once, Shame on You | AlienVault | 30 March 2017
Change is Automatic, Progress is Not | AlienVault | 15 March 2017
Well-funded doesn’t mean well-secured | CSO Online | 10 March 2017
Threats Converge: IoT Meets Ransomware | Dark Reading | 6 March 2017
Planning for an InfoSec Conference | AlienVault | 17 February 2017
Top 3 Considerations Before Buying a Security Product | AlienVault | 10 February 2017
IT Security Party Tricks | AlienVault | 1 February 2017
How to Hold on to Your Workforce During the Job Hunting Season | Infosecurity Magazine | 25 January 2017
The Internet Of Ransomware | Huffington Post | 19 January 2017
3 tips to improve threat detection and incident response | CSO Online | 18 January 2017
The Internet of Ransomware | AlienVault | 12 January 2017

The Fundamentals of SecOps that 2016 Forgot | AlienVault | 28 December 2016
What can we expect from cyber-security in 2017? | IT Pro Portal | 22 December 2016
Five ways cybersecurity is nothing like the way Hollywood portrays it | CSO Online | 15 December 2016
Money, Happiness, & Breaches: Views from Spiceworks IT Professionals | AlienVault | 13 December 2016
MELT Away Scams This Winter | Huffington Post | 9 December 2016
8 security tips for retailers and consumers this holiday season | CSO Online | 30 November 2016
Human behaviour in organisational security – Frontline defense or lost cause? | IT Pro Portal | 22 November 2016
IoT: Usability Dream or Privacy Nightmare? | AlienVault | 16 November 2016
Understanding the Mirai Threat on IoT – Open Letter to Manufacturers | AlienVault | 1 November 2016
The Mirai Botnet, Tip of the IoT Iceberg | AlienVault | 22 October 2016
Seven Tips For Optimizing Security | AlienVault | 19 October 2016
Vulnerability Scanning – Tip Tuesday for NCSAM | AlienVault | 18 October 2016
Overcoming Skill Gaps, Shortages, and Recruitment Challenges in InfoSec | AlienVault | 17 October 2016
Behavioral Monitoring – Tip Tuesday for NCSAM | AlienVault | 11 October 2016
Knowing Your Assets – Tip Tuesday for NCSAM | AlienVault | 4 October 2016
Ransomware Raises the Question: Establishing the Value of Data | AlienVault | 29 September 2016
Blackhat 2016: Threat Intelligence Déjà vu | AlienVault | 20 September 2016
Changing Business, and Risks of the Supply Chain | AlienVault | 8 September 2016
Overcoming risks in the digital supply chain | UK Tech News | 7 September 2016
Can You Explain Encryption to Me? | AlienVault | 22 August 2016
2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM: A Visionary Feast | AlienVault | 11 August 2016
Naming Security | AlienVault | 7 July 2016
Clicking With The Enemy | AlienVault | 28 June 2016
Are Businesses Prepared for GDPR? | AlienVault | 14 June 2016
Infosecurity Europe 2016, a Recap | AlienVault | 11 June 2016
The Community of Extra-ordinary Aliens | AlienVault | 17 May 2016
Threat Intelligence Sharing: The Only Way to Combat Our Growing Skills Gap | Infosecurity Magazine | 11 May 2016
A Day in the Life of Darth-CISO: Happy Star Wars Day! | AlienVault | 4 May 2016
Open Source, the Community, and Aliens | AlienVault | 12 April 2016
Privacy, The Feds and Government Surveillance – RSA and Spiceworks Survey Results | AlienVault | 15 March 2016
One Change to Improve Security | AlienVault | 11 March 2016
Seven Alien Highlights From RSA 2016 | AlienVault | 4 March 2016
Writing Risk Statements in Infosec | AlienVault | 3 March 2016
7 Cyber Security Movies That Need to Be Made | AlienVault | 12 February 2016
Tweetchat roundup: Is Pop Culture Making Cybersecurity Sexy? | AlienVault | 9 February 2016
The 7 Strangest Places People Have Lost Data | AlienVault | 28 January 207
The Challenge of Retaining IT Security Skills – Blood on HR’s Floor | AlienVault | 27 January 2016

2015 SANS Analytics & Intelligence Survey | AlienVault | 12 November 2015
Questions are the answers | AlienVault | 11 November 2015
The toughest thing about working in IT | AlienVault | 4 October 2015
Disclosing Vulnerabilities, Using Data Dumps & Sharing Threat Intelligence | AlienVault | 29 September 2015
Black Hat 2015 – Recap | AlienVault | 10 August 2015
Black Hat 2015 – AlienVault Booth | AlienVault | 6 August 2015
2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM: Visionary Aliens | AlienVault | 21 July 2015
Insider Threats Defined | AlienVault | 6 July 2015
Securing data in the cloud: What’s so different? Tweetchat Roundup! | AlienVault | 30 June 2015
Keep Calm and Snoop On | AlienVault | 9 June 2015
Talks, awards and high fives | AlienVault | 8 June 2015
Is Infosec Different in the UK Versus USA? | AlienVault | 3 June 205
The European Security Perspective | AlienVault | 1 June 2015
When Bad Things Happen in Good Software | AlienVault | 13 May 2015
Ethics, security, and getting the job done | AlienVault | 13 May 2015
50 Shades of Threat Intelligence | AlienVault | 4 May 2015
Climbing rocks, not ladders | AlienVault | 31 March 2015