William Brandon, CISO at the Bank of England, has noticed the risks associated with LinkedIn profiles. He’s quite correctly pointed out that telling the world what you do, which systems you look after and whom you work with is a bit of a goldmine for hackers and social engineers. In other news, RBS is the … Continue reading Over-sharing, over-confident and over here
The TalkTalk saga grinds on. It’s abundantly clear that their security was inadequate. Even their CEO admits it, although she’s determinedly clinging on to her job – presumably some poor sucker in IT will eventually carry the can. After all, that’s what happened at Target. What’s interesting is not so much that they were hacked, … Continue reading What’s worse – poor security or poor communications?
You probably won’t win £108 million on the lottery. But you will get hacked… There are times when I find it harder than usual to stay upbeat. As I’ve said before, much of what we do as IT security professionals feels like preaching Armageddon to atheists. They’re convinced it won’t happen, so they don’t really … Continue reading It could be you