Anti-BREXIT Elite risk UK Constitutional Crisis

November 3, 2016

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Alarming headlines – BREXIT legal challenge, High Court rules the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval. This is not just another spat between Government and the people. This is a dangerous precedent in a Political world that is being challenged at its core and reaches out to every voter in democracies around […]

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 […]

Cyber Hygiene – A modern dilemma

September 22, 2016

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The faster we move the sicker we get. As we see in our offline world so we are experiencing in our new Cyber realms and digital hyper-connected social network societies. I postulate that IoT (Internet of Things) is as virulent and as terminal as HIV in our digital lives. IoT = D-HIV variant IoT, is a technology […]

Cyber Security, the New Business Operational Model

August 19, 2016

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The future of Global economics lies in tapping and harnessing the hyper-connected networks of our digital lives. It is only when businesses and society starts linking up do they fully realise the potential and the value of their untapped data assets and privacy. In today’s digital society, how do you know who you can really […]

Cyber Security & EU GDPR implications for SME’s

July 22, 2016

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200 days to discover a breach and 80 days to deal with it are the average response times for IT security breaches. Data, corporate intellectual property or customer data is the target of the threat actors, at a cost to business on average of $200/customer record according to the Ponemom Institute with IBM ‘Data Breach […]

General Data Protection Regulation – The Digital Honeymoon is over

June 20, 2016

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For many businesses life will meander on regardless as they wander in blissful ignorance of the changing regulatory digital landscape around them. If recent surveys such as the ‘Dell Survey‘ on the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is anything to go by, an overwhelming majority of UK businesses need to wake up […]

Cyber Insurance – Let the dance begin

May 23, 2016

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No imagination needed, as HM Government and Marsh (leading broker and insurance advisor) report lays out starkly,  ‘UK cyber security: the role of insurance in managing and mitigating the risk’, on the current big thing in Insurance for the London markets, no not lunch! The Cyber Insurance market opportunity and how this could see Lloyds of London as […]

The EU threat to British Liberty

April 27, 2016

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Material to any journey is the destination and most of you reading this would appreciably feel uncomfortable and exposed in the passenger seat on a journey of deception. The majority of the people in the UK aware of the true direction of travel in Europe represent such a passenger on a European journey that risks never […]

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Land, Sea, Air and Space …. Now Cyber

April 19, 2016

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Heads up board members of whatever size of organisation, public or private, academic or charity, you are at war. Not in a break out the guns and start marching down the street, or taking to the seas air or space. No we pay our taxes for that and our armed forces provide that cover across […]