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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.

The 2016 Alien Eye In the Sky Recap

Today is the last Alien Eye in The Sky episode for 2016, so rather than just recapping the week, we thought we’d take a look at what’s transpired over the course of 2016. To be honest, I underestimated the huge task at hand, and after researching several hundred breaches, decided that it was better to […]

Alien Eye in the Sky Ep 8

Another week, another set of impactful, bizarre, and interesting security stories.   We tried something interesting this week, rather than focusing on a few stories in the video and posting links to others, we’ve crammed them all into one action-packed episode! Stories covered   Toyota dealer sued for stealing intimate photos off couple’s smartphone   […]

15 ways to deal with badly written risks

Every so often, a report gets presented which looks like it was written by the work experience student that was employed by the intern. So what’s the best way to respond? I went on twitter to ask the opinion of folk who have to deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis, and […]

Alien Eye In The Sky – Security News Roundup

True to form, cyber security continues its domination of technology and mainstream news. Ransomware continues to strike, using different techniques such as Locky’s recent spread through social media, or attacking targets like the San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency. Password reuse attacks continue to grow. From Deliveroo’s attack a couple of weeks ago, to the UK’s […]