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National Security comes in many forms, not always obvious at first glance

June 23, 2017

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Security comes in many shapes and sizes. The risk to security that concerns me today is the laughing stock of the democratic world our UK media is fostering and appears to be completely oblivious to the dangerous divisions it is forging and national credibility it is undermining. This comes at a time the United Kingdom […]

Economics Driven Cybersecurity – A Cybersecurity winning formulae

June 12, 2017

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Economics driven Cybersecurity is the ruthless application of business economics and operational priorities in confronting Cybersecurity risks. Step 1 – Keep the main thing the main thing. Step 2 – Command the risks that could stop you keeping the main thing from being the main thing. The rest is distraction. If you must ask the […]

Cyber Hygiene is EVERYONES Priority, get with the Program or else.

May 13, 2017

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So, the world woke up to a weekend of Cyber hurt that is going to rumble on for some time to come, that you can guarantee, as the Wannabe Ransomware attacks ravage the computer systems and networks of negligent owners.  Negligence is not too strong a word in this instance. Under the UK Companies Act […]

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 […]

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 […]

PHP should stand for Pretty Hard to Protect

January 12, 2015

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A quick snapshot in time reveals that Web applications written in PHP likely accounted for 43 percent of the security issues found in 2006, up from 29 percent in 2005 (Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database). By 2015 you would have expect that to have been addressed by the ever so vociferous […]

Intellectual Property Challenges for SME’s, A Big Data Opportunity?

April 9, 2014

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This is a copy of a Guest Blog recently posted to the ‘Ideas Matters’ Website’ – Intellectual Property Challenges for SME’s, A Big Data Opportunity? IP is a challenge for many SME’s, regardless of the industry. Establishing patents for original works, such as logos or unique statements, is not particularly straight forward and has been further […]