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Breaking the Law – 80% of biggest 100 Law firms Hacked

April 5, 2016


It was only a matter of time before Legal Practices followed Hospitals and Public Sector organisations to hit the headlines and join the ranks of the great humbled. The frightening thing being that this is not the end of the journey but just a taste of what is still to come across many other professions […]

Gulf Information Security Conference 2016 Insights

April 3, 2016


If one lesson has been drummed home from my position as Chairman this year of the Gulf Information Security Exhibition & Conference (GISEC 2016) it is that NO company or individual is alone in their defence against Cyber threats and shared insights. Everyone is impacted. Furthermore, in a trusted environment, the sharing of experience, guidance […]

Gulf Enterprise Mobility Conference 2016 Insights

April 3, 2016


The original intention was to do two full reports from my perspective of Chairman this year for the Gulf Information Security Exhibition & Conference (GISEC 2016) and the Gulf Enterprise Mobility Exhibition & Conference (GEMEC 2016), so it will come as no surprise to anyone active in these spaces to hear that the Enterprise Mobility […]

EU Economic Subterfuge is a threat to UK Sovereignty

March 18, 2016


The question of security for the UK is inextricably linked to that of Sovereignty, clearly understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies. As a Sovereign nation, before the folly of EU membership, the UK had for centuries economically […]

The EU is the UK’s Greatest Risk for Generations to come

February 21, 2016


“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato ― Listening to the exchanges on the UK’s national security position ‘should the UK leave the European Union (EU)’ , the commentary has been cringe worthy and embarrassing […]

The User Monitoring Minefield

November 16, 2015


Continuous User monitoring is a reality and an almost essential component of any organizations IT Security toolbox. To preserve employee privacy and the avoidance of challenges from individuals that corporates have compromised their integrity, it requires double blind protections. Obvious yes, but apparently not as many solutions do not flfill this crucial function. With the […]

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? […]

PHP should stand for Pretty Hard to Protect

January 12, 2015


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 […]

Scottish Independence?

September 18, 2014


Today has been a day of high emotion for the inhabitants of the United Kingdom as the people of Scotland vote on taking themselves independent. Not one of my meetings has passed today without the subject being raised, as with a regular spatter of emails from chums seeking an opinion. So here you have mine […]