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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 Maters’ 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 […]

Social Media, the Identity Thief’s best Friend

March 3, 2014

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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 […]

Cloud Success means ‘Hearts and Minds’ Microsoft

February 22, 2014

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The success potential in the cloud for Microsoft was laid down many years ago, well before cloud was even on the horizon, a unique differentiator that no Amazon or Google can challenge …. Yet. What I am talking about are customer ‘Relationships’ and the trust that those relationships has fostered, especially in the Corporate and […]