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...]

Houston: We Have A Problem!

The recent film Hidden Figures tells the story of the impact three African-American women had on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space program in the 1950s and 60s. The movie highlights the struggle these women experienced working in a male-dominated industry. Fast forward to 2017 and women are still vastly underrepresented in the science and technology industries. I recently met a young woman … [Read more...]

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase warns the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Cyberespionage hits manufacturing, public sector and education hard: 21 percent of cases analysed Ransomware attacks gain greater popularity: now fifth most common specific malware variety Tenth anniversary edition: includes data from 65 contributing organisations; 42,068 incidents; 1,935 breaches from 84 countries Cyberespionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and … [Read more...]

Can The Police Force Me To Turn Off My Dash Cam?

I was recently pulled over by the police. When they went to question me, they noticed my dash cam and told me to turn it off. When I asked them on what basis they could require me to do so, they would not answer. In the end, I thought I had better not rock the boat and turned it off. My question is whether or not the police have the power to force me to turn it off? Dale Griffith, Victoria.   As you would be … [Read more...]

#creditcards

Every day there are thousands of credit card transactions that occur around the world. But have you ever wondered how the transactional process works for transferring credit card funds? I have. I have always been fascinated about the mechanics of how our credit cards transact and talk to each other. So, off I went in search of further understanding of the geometrics of the payment card industry (PCI) and understanding the … [Read more...]

That Girly Touch: Why Many Attempts To Attract Women To Cybersecurity Might Actually Achieve The Opposite

The problem is familiar. Cybersecurity is still a male-dominated field. Women make up only 10 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce. The field is missing out on a lot of capable people and women are missing out on an interesting, well-paid career path. There have been numerous initiatives trying to change the situation, but fighting existing stereotypes has proven to be hard. The underlying problem: society … [Read more...]