Archive for November 2016
The changing effect of modern-terrorism and technology, has made surveillance an even more intrinsic aspect of society. Perhaps, greater transparency in the revealing of successful operations would justify their existence e.g. the capture of dark-net paedophiles. However, this is a difficult request as the intelligence community naturally seeks to retain the cloak of secrecy and independence to operate.Read More
IOT – progress or cyber madness?
We are constantly talking about reducing the attack surface and providing less opportunity for the bad guys to get in. IOT changes things…Read More
Hear no evil, see no evil – cyber awareness
If an attempt has never been made to gain unauthorised access to your environment, you are one of three things…
Lucky, ignorant or insignificant.
Phishing and the cost of your information
By Aqsa Hussain. Do you remember receiving that email some time ago mentioning ‘Here is an invoice to the flight you recently purchased’ and you immediately thought ‘hmm, what flight? Maybe it was that flight to …?’ There was a time you received an email saying ‘You have been selected as the winner of the…Read More
Ethical Hacking vs Hacktivism: where perspective matters.
By Aqsa Hussain. What is ethical hacking? There are codes of conduct for almost every industry, from the rules of the game in sport to the constitution in law to safety measures in factories. Ethical hacking is no different. It is governed by a code of conduct created by a community who consider themselves to…Read More
Distorted risk perception: Why we fear terrorism, but don’t worry about our cyber security.
What makes you feel safe? Perhaps locking your apartment door at night. Perhaps not walking alone through dark alleys.Read More