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EU GDPR ‘Cometh the Hour, Cometh the MPN’?

February 17, 2017

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The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) may appear to be just another round of legislation that falls into the GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) bucket for organizations to wrestle with. However I invite you to dig a little deeper and recognize the seismic impact that its unification and standardization of European Union (EU) data […]

Cyber Breach Responsibility

February 10, 2017

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So, you have woken up to the reality that it is only a matter of time before your organisation will have to handle a Cyber Breach event and asking who should be responsible? According to a Deloitte’s Cyber Risk report only 27% of the UK’s largest businesses can put their hands up to having a […]

EU GDPR mandates the Risk Impact Assessment the new norm for all organisations

January 30, 2017

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Although security of personal data has always been a legal obligation for organisations, with the new EU GDPR (General data Protection Regulations) coming into force on the 25th May 2018, it reinforces the legal obligations both in substance and context on the data controllers, extending at the same time responsibility directly to data processors while […]

The Risk of Cultural Sterilisation by Artificial Intelligence

January 20, 2017

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The current generation of AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning or Deep Learning, amongst other inappropriately overinflated terms, has drawn a focus on the simple dislocation of labour. A few have delved deeper into the murky implications of the future of this class of autonomous, semi-autonomous and or tethered digital applications (software) and started to challenge […]

Digital Dementia born of Artificial Intelligence

January 10, 2017

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Once again into the breach hoisted on our very human petard! I will not tire of saying it until the IT community takes responsibility and accountability for the mess we are manifesting in our rush to the market with compromised code in such a cavalier attitude. For the facts are stark. In every 1,000 lines […]

Bots & Robotic Software, the next threat surface

October 18, 2016

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Following on from the theme of my last blog – ‘Insider Threat – Wetware issue’ – One of the big themes at the moment is the attraction of using Robotic Software and ‘Bots’ on the pretext that these can reduce the Insider Threat surface area amongst other suggested efficiency benefits. Robotic Software needs to be […]

The ‘Insider Threat’ – A Wetware issue

October 4, 2016

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If it was not for users ……. Everyone in the Cyber and IT Security world has heard this one and many besides. Hardware, Software and the Wetware, that’s us, fallible humans if you had not guessed. Roll the drums, security training / cultural of security and no end of buzz words start rolling to champion […]