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‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), Convenience or Calamity?

June 3, 2015


Fertile ground is the musing of men, and no less so a recent splendid evening exercising thoughts on the Internet of Things (IoT) as the technology wave sweeping across our digital landscape. The inter-networking, connecting and digitisation of everything around us, the automating, remoting, outsourcing and self-managing of things as diverse as: Refrigerators ordering product […]

When the going get’s tough call a Microsoft Partner

April 28, 2015


Microsoft often gets a hard time for its security and the confidence customers can have in its product. Recent comments in the press around the benefits of Open Source as a more secure and transparent option misses a critical component in the debate and evaluation criteria – Partnership and Structure. In my experience proprietary software […]

A Modern Moral Dilemma – Government Cyber Friend or Foe?

February 21, 2015


Biological warfare has been outlawed by international convention for many years now. More than 100 nations signed the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention treaty and declared germ weaponry “repugnant to the conscience of mankind.” When one door closes another opens, and we are now confronted with a similar dilemma in the handling of Cyber attacks. Overdramatic? […]

Social Media, the Identity Thief’s best Friend

March 3, 2014


Are you a squeaky hinge? Do you seep PII (Personal Identifiable Information)? Are you the weakest link? When I do reviews of individual’s online visibility and exposure to Identity Theft or raised profile for physical burglary it is not always the individual themselves who are the cause of their downfall but third parties. A compromised […]

Microsoft OneDrive, What’s in a name?

February 19, 2014


‘Microsoft launches OneDrive globally, with some freebies’. More on the freebie ‘Microsoft to give 100GB free OneDrive storage to early birds’. So it’s out with a big fanfare and more obfuscation for the humble consumer and business user alike as they get their heads around a name change and a few new bells and whistles […]

When it comes to PC’s 2013 says it takes two to Tango.

January 5, 2014


2013 was a year that resounded with harbingers postulating the demise of tech (the PC being the whipping boy) and the rise of tech (fondle’slabs with Apple iPad leading the charge predictably) as never before in a totally compromised digital ecosystem, the latter point coming as no surprise to those in the security industry and […]

‘Data Weights’ threaten Net Neutrality

November 28, 2013


‘Is obesity contagious?‘ I will leave you to ponder that one. My Segway being, whatever the reality in the human realm, clearly something has contaminated our attitude to keeping our data trim. Just as airlines are now catering and considering charging for ‘large seats’  so will the Internet’s aspirations of ‘Net Neutrality’ (the principle that […]