Top 10 Cyber Security Information Sources

There can be no doubt that cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in the security world right now. In fact, it is one of the hottest topics around – period. However, for the average physical security practitioner, staying informed about cybersecurity trends, practices and technologies can be challenging to say the least; especially in a world where information overload, a lack of time and an expectation that people … [Read more...]

Beware The Power Of The Google Search

By Justin Lawrence Google has become an incredibly effective research tool for business. It allows businesses to uncover information about current or prospective employees, suppliers and contractors that would have simply been unavailable several years ago. As employers are routinely using Google to do instantaneous background searches of prospective (and current) employees, the tide is also turning in the other … [Read more...]

Cyber Resilience – A Decade After The First Large-Scale Attack

By Dr Rita Parker The fragility of cyber defences worldwide was exposed when malicious software (ransomware) created havoc around the globe in May this year, affecting businesses, individuals and critical infrastructure. The global reach was unprecedented. The first wave of cyberattacks hit 200,000 targets in at least 150 countries, according to a statement by the head of the European Union’s police agency Europol … [Read more...]

Preparing for the next wave of ransomware attacks

How to defend your business By Kevin Cunningham There’s no doubt about it, ransomware is both destructive and costly to businesses. However, in terms of an attack methodology, it’s nothing new. What has elevated ransomware is the sheer magnitude and the evolving nature of the attacks. Case in point: WannaCry, an unprecedented attack served to organisations on a global scale with estimated economic losses in the billions … [Read more...]

Why Hacking Physical Security And IOT Is Easy And What To Do About It

Cyber breaches are in the news every single day. These breaches happen because of weak of poorly configured information security systems, lack of user awareness and systems that are badly managed and maintained. This applies particularly to physical security systems, IoT and SCADA. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July),  discusses information security trends, demonstrate a live hack into a … [Read more...]

Converging Cyber And Electronic Security – Why You Can’t Wait And Tips To Success

The proliferation of IP in electronic security and IoT devices presents both challenge and opportunity for organisations that want to remain competitive in a dynamic market. Add to that increasing cyber threats posed by security devices and a holistic security system becomes more a necessity than ideal. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Neil Campbell, Director, Global Security Solutions for … [Read more...]

Responding To A Data Breach

It is coming up to the weekend and everyone is starting to relax; the beer and champagne are coming out and everyone is now talking about their weekend plans. I see some senior leaders gathering and going in and out of meeting rooms. Uh oh, something is definitely going on. I hope it is not because my time sheet was late. The senior leaders are starting to look more worried and appear a bit lost. I have now been told … [Read more...]