Why security awareness training is more important than firewall upgrades

Most people’s image of cyber-crime comes from the media. A slovenly teenager sits in a darkened room, typing frantically in front of a bank of screens. Cut to shirtsleeved workers, typing in equally frantic defence in front of their screens. At some point the hacker is “through the firewall” and has complete control. Shortly afterwards … Continue reading Why security awareness training is more important than firewall upgrades

Groundhog day as sensitive data lost in the post by government…again

I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again. By all means, worry about hackers – after all, they may be out to get you. Go ahead and buy that firewall; pay that technology company for their perimeter defence audit. Invest in anti-malware and anti-virus software. Have effective and tested plans in case … Continue reading Groundhog day as sensitive data lost in the post by government…again

What a year it’s been – review of IT security 2014

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