Android malware highlights problems
Being right so soon can be bittersweet! For those of you who missed my January webinar, I highlighted 5 security threats to watch out for in 2011 - malware, advance persistent threats (APT), fraud and insiders, mobile devices and cyberthreat/cybercrime....
March 21, 2011 10:40 AM Read Full Post
The Internet, like the sea and airspace, must be subjected to regulation and structure
POLCYB, the Society for the Policing Cyber Space, describes itself as a non-profit organisation focusing on “international partnerships among public and private professionals to prevent and combat crimes in cyberspace.” Established in 1999 and based in Canada, it brings together...
March 15, 2011 1:51 PM Read Full Post
Will all the media talk bring real action
With the RSA Conference just behind us and the Infosecurity Europe conference in London coming up, it is worth taking a look at the top five cyber security threats that will be on the minds of the event attendees and...
February 25, 2011 11:45 AM Read Full Post
A purely national approach to fighting cyber attacks will fail
In a blog post back in November, I commented about dealing with cyber threats and the progress we are seeing at the national level, especially here in the UK. The UK government elevated cyber to a Tier One threat, promised...
February 2, 2011 2:03 PM Read Full Post
The government gets it right
With the recent publication of the strategic defence review, “Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review,” the UK in many ways is taking the lead in Europe when it comes to cybersecurity by recognising...
November 24, 2010 2:42 PM Read Full Post
Mounting security threats combined with skill shortages mean job opportunities
I recently returned from ArcSight Protect ‘10, our annual user conference in Washington D.C. With over 1000 people in attendance over 3 days, I had plenty of time to meet with security practitioners - from CISOs to security specialists. The...
October 25, 2010 12:41 PM Read Full Post
Better disclosure laws and bigger fines will drive organisational behaviour
In my last blog, “Working Together? Not Yet,” I commented on the need for more transparency in the reporting of compromised customer data. The catalyst for that blog was the cybertheft of funds from 3000 UK online bank accounts. The...
September 21, 2010 11:41 AM Read Full Post
Time for breach disclosure legislation in the UK?
Reading recent reports a couple of weeks ago on the compromise and illegal funds transfer from 3000 UK bank accounts, my first reaction I’m afraid was “so what”; after all, this is nothing new. Whether here or abroad, it seems...
September 3, 2010 11:31 AM Read Full Post
The recent high-profile coverage of data loss, such as the publication of classified army documents on the WikiLeaks site, has highlighted the issue of the insider threat once again. And a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of...
August 10, 2010 11:51 AM Read Full Post
I served in the US Army – specifically, in the Military Intelligence branch. When I share that fact with new acquaintances, some are impressed, some remind me that “Military Intelligence” is an oxymoron, but most believe that the work...
July 28, 2010 11:35 AM Read Full Post