Things I learnt from Wolf

If you don’t know Wolf Goerlich, you should check out his youtube channel. He started less than 2 years ago making short security videos during his commute to work. Youtube.com/user/jwgoerlich This method of utilising his commute time for something practical, coupled with his consistency has allowed him to build up a large collection of, well […]

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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 […]

Looking busy when working from home

I work from home. To some this seems like the ideal situation, and in many ways it is. My commute to the “office” takes 30 seconds, I never get caught up in traffic, there’s always good food, and I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing. But there are many downsides to a home […]

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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.

Privacy: Take control

There’s a lot going on in the world about governments snooping on citizens, and hacker groups trying to gain control over your facebook. While these are genuine concerns, it probably shouldn’t be the biggest worry for most citizens. It is always easier to point the finger at a boogeyman, and blame all your woes on […]

Stop hackers with these 6 simple steps! (Number 3 will shock you).

Hackers are everywhere, but they’re not content with just hacking into banks and stealing the money. They are after you too. Once they get access to your facebook or email account, they can read all your private messages, send out rude messages that claim to be from you, and generally ruin your life. Often they […]

SHA1 collision – What’s it all about?

Why should we be concerned about the successful SHA-1 collision attack that was recently demonstrated by Google researchers? I take a look at encryption, cryptographic hashing, and why this attack is a big deal.