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Making Sense of WannaCry

Whenever a calamity befalls, it’s only natural for people to try and rationalise and identify the problem. As is now happening with the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that affected the UK’s NHS service, and other services in over 100 countries. People are discussing what should have been done to prevent it. On one hand, there’s a […]

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When culture eats awareness for breakfast

European startup CLTRe founded by Kai Roer has spent the last couple of years examining the security awareness and user behaviour problem through the lens of security culture. Based on findings over the course of 2016, CLTRe has produced its first annual Security Culture report, co-written by Roer and Gregor Petric, Ph.D., an Associate Professor […]

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The Growing Impact of Security Researchers

I’ve followed Scott Helme’s work for a while now and have been impressed with his approach. So was interested to find out that he had teamed up with BBC Click and Prof Alan Woodward to comprehensively dismantle a vendors claim to total security. Scott has published the whole story on his blog and The BBC Click […]

Understanding realities

In between all the politics and memes on twitter, you sometimes come across a genuinely interesting security conversation. My friend Quentyn Taylor, who happens to be a CISO posted this tweet that generated a lot of great commentary. and for those infosec people who just say “upgrade all your legacy”…well someday you too may work […]

GDPR Mind Map

I’ve been reading up on GDPR lately and frequently use mind maps to organise my thoughts. So, I thought I’d share the interactive mind map I created for GDPR with its 11 chapters, 99 articles and 187 recitals. Let me know if I’ve missed anything or should amend for clarity.

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Alien Eye in the Sky

A lot went down – some stories in the video and a ton of interesting links below. Enjoy!   Stories in Video Tesco Bank Hacked Adult Friend Finder hack Facebook buyingstolen passwords IP Bill set to becomelaw Other interesting stories   Cyber Security Challenge UK crowns youngest ever champion GCHQ wants internet providers to rewrite systems […]

Podcasts!

As if blogging and making videos wasn’t enough. I’ve wanted to stretch my creative legs for a while and dip a toe into the world of podcasting. So, I jumped at the opportunity when there was the chance to start a new podcast at AlienVault. The AlienVault Security Perspectives is out, with the first episode […]