I’ve said before that much of your risk is internal. Here’s another piece of evidence: a survey by Sailpoint found that 27% of US employees would sell their work password for as little as $150. But of course it goes further than that. If they’ll sell their password, what else will they do? Will they … Continue reading Some people would sell their grandmothers
If you’re not in the public eye, you’re not likely to get hacked for fun. Anonymous et al are in it for the oxygen of publicity. Most hackers are in it for the money. So to understand your risk, you need to follow the money. How can hackers monetise you? Firstly, by using you as … Continue reading How does this hacking thing work, then?
Once upon a time, humans lived in small bands, huddled together for warmth and security. We defended ourselves against predators by establishing secure perimeters – the cave-mouth, the palisade of stakes – and keeping close watch on the unfriendly night outside the radius of our firelight. This tendency to defend a perimeter against external threat … Continue reading Pervasive security, or why paranoia can be a good thing