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 […]


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 […]

Tactical Edge, Colombia

I always get excited when I get to travel to new places and meet interesting people as part of my job. To say I was extremely excited and humbled to have been invited to attend Tactical Edge in Bogota, Colombia would be an understatement. However, as the days drew closer, I found that fewer of my […]

Alien Eye in the Sky: Ep 5

After a hiatus of a week while I was attending Tactical Edge in Colombia – I’m back with a roundup. Stories in the video http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/24/chinese_firm_recalls_webcams_over_mirai_botnet_infection_ddo… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37761868 https://www.veracode.com/blog/managing-appsec/do-you-use-open-source-components-find-out-what-our-la… https://www.ft.com/content/ed9ff168-9b03-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae (may require subscription to read) https://www.wired.com/2015/07/jeep-hack-chrysler-recalls-1-4m-vehicles-bug-fix/ Other interesting links Independent researchers have confirmed MedSec’s findings, including hack to zap someone’s heart (PDF) Surveillance Evasion 15 hacker kids under 15 […]

IoT botnets – an open letter to manufacturers

I blogged something about Mirai over on the AlienVault blog. But that didn’t ease my pain, so I went and made a video as a kind of open letter to manufacturers.

Behavioral Monitoring

I wrote a whole blog to accompany this video – you can read it here TL;DR? Behavioral monitoring is more about finding out what’s normal than not.