Possibly slightly melodramatic; mind you, I like the song. The world that’s ending is the brave, new and, above all, anonymous world of the untamed internet. What’s happened? European bureaucracy – what else? A shopkeeper in Munich offered a free, open-access WiFi point. The mechanised army of the MPAA found someone using that bandwidth to … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it
The media this morning is full of reports of the release by Wikileaks of a searchable archive of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) emails. In some ways, this is old news - the raw data has been out there since the original breach last year; all this changes is the ease of access to the information … Continue reading Information security is also a moral issue
A great deal of security writing is about preventing breaches. This seems pretty sensible at first glance – after all, isn’t that what security is? But when you think about it for a little longer, you begin to see some cracks. Let’s just remind ourselves that “cyber”-security is just part of an overall security picture. … Continue reading Is prevention better than cure?
By rights, 2015 should be the year of cyber security. After all, 2014 was the year of cyber-security failure. Just consider some of the highlights: Target Michaels JP Morgan Sony Pictures Viator Home Depot Goodwill Nieman Marcus US Postal Service iCloud (if none of the others mean anything to you, this one will. Just think … Continue reading What a year it’s been – review of IT security 2014