Graham Welch
Graham Welch was for more than ten years Sourcefire's EMEA Managing Director and the company’s first International employee. Following the acquisition of Sourcefire by Cisco in 2013, he now heads up a worldwide team at Cisco tasked with solving the cybersecurity challenges of Cisco's biggest global customers.

Previously Graham was Area Vice President for UK, Ireland, France and Benelux at RSA Security, where he was responsible for nearly 50% of RSA’s EMEA revenues. While at RSA Security, he built the UK business from $5 million per annum to more than $25 million in just 5 years. Prior to joining RSA, Welch also held major account sales and channel positions at technology manufacturer Tektronix Inc. and UK distributor Golden Gate.

Entries by Graham Welch

Don't Get Dazzled by the Shiny New Threat

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (14:46)

The recently launched Verizon Data Breach Report 2015 gathered many news headlines because of its bold statement that security threats to your mobile phone are generally "overblown." The report highlights that the total number of security vulnerabilities that have been used for exploits, regardless of platform, is "negligible"...

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Criminals Shopping for Your Data

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2015 | (09:33)

We know that Cybercriminals 'follow the money' and constantly target industries and individuals who can provide them with the most valuable data and information they can utilise to make money. Generating revenue from their nefarious criminal activities is the name of the game for these highly organised and well-resourced criminal...

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People Remain the Weakest Link in Security

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2015 | (08:52)

A new survey unveiled last week by the UK consumer association Which reported the top five email scams to be aware of for 2015.

Anyone who checks their spam folder in their email regularly will not be surprised that bank scams; online payment companies and tax rebates top...

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A World of Mobile Delights - and Dangers

(1) Comments | Posted 3 March 2015 | (12:20)

As a consumer watching from afar, the announcement of new smartphones and other mobile devices coming out of the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona fill me with excitement. After all who can fail to be impressed by the sophistication and capabilities of the newest gadgets and technology...

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Is It Time for That Spring Cleaning?

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2015 | (09:03)

As February speeds to a close and the weather - at least here in the UK - gets a little brighter and the days longer, we start to think about spring and the year ahead.

Spring cleaning is traditionally an activity undertaken as the seasons change in the home. But...

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Data, data, everywhere...

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (17:12)

It used to be a common sight on the street to see people walking along with their mobile phones clenched to their ears. But increasingly this has changed to the view of people heads down, looking at their mobile phone screens as they watch the latest video craze or play...

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Prepare for the Festive IT Headache

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (08:40)

The holidays are a time for giving, we all know, and 2014 continues the trend of the past few years - one of the most popular gifts this year will be a new tablet, smartphone or laptop.

While tablet sales are predicted to slow this year, Gartner...

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Is 2015 the Year for the Threat-centric Network?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2014 | (15:26)

As an old year comes to a close we often start to look for trends and predictions of what the New Year holds for us in business and especially those in cybersecurity who are increasingly at the forefront of defending the enterprise from the continual threat and reality of cybercrime.

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Spycam Hacking Shock

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (13:43)

Much of the UK media was dominated this week by yet another security story - this time the news that thousands of web cameras and even baby monitors around the world had been hacked and their images displayed on a website, allegedly to warn users to set up...

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Connectivity Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (07:09)

Everyone knows that in today's world we have never been so connected. The Internet is a part of most of our lives at work and at play every day. Indeed ask most teenagers and they will consider the Internet as being almost as important as the air that they breathe!

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100 Mr Big's Control Cybercrime

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2014 | (10:06)

Many people will have seen the surprising announcement from Europol's Cybercrime Centre the other week that there are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime.

While I wouldn't want to speculate on if this number is correct or not, I do agree that such is the industrialisation...

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Sunscreen, Passport, Swimwear... Tablet

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (14:14)

As we head into July and the holiday season gets into full swing, the thoughts of many of us will turn towards our summer holidays and what we will do to rest and relax for our well earned breaks.

But of course for most of us we won't have...

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Don't Score an Own Goal With Security

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2014 | (13:58)

A certain major sporting event gets underway this month with the eyes of the world glued to their televisions, smartphones, tablets and laptops looking for the latest news coming out of Brazil and the fate of their national sides and favourite players.

The cybercriminal gangs know this as well, and...

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Is Trust the New Business Currency?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 June 2014 | (15:17)

Trust has become one of the world's most important commodities. Just ask the former CEO of a major American retailer, who resigned after a particularly large cyber attack or any other major organisation that has been hacked and customer data apparently lost.

It was interesting that when eBay reported that...

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Is Anti-Virus Really Dead?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2014 | (15:03)

The statement by one of the world's largest security companies that 'anti-virus is dead' might have created some consternation and surprise in many quarters, but it is simply a reflection of the reality in cybersecurity which we have been observing for sometime.

The suggestion from Symantec that 55%...

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Is the War of Cybercrime Really Lost?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2014 | (08:59)

Dramatic headlines last week from the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report would seem to suggest the battle against cybercrime might be being lost.

Verizon said, having analysed 10 years' worth of data covering 100,000 security incidents, that 92 percent of attacks could be traced back to...

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Energy Firm Cyber-defence Too Weak

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (07:47)

Underwriters at Lloyd's of London reportedly told the BBC last week that power companies are being refused insurance cover for cyber attacks as their defences are considered too weak.

The insurance is designed to help them rebuild their networks if they were damaged in a cyber attack.


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Security for the Internet of Things

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (09:08)

The great and the good of the cybersecurity industry meet this week for the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco and, as usual, you will expect to see vendors touting their latest and greatest technologies designed to stop bad guys from compromising the businesses we all rely on...

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What Is the Hardest Conversation You Have Had to Say?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (13:33)

No one likes to have to have a difficult conversation with a friend, family member or colleague. In the context of the home, there is nothing worse than having to tell your son or daughter their cherished hamster has died for example.

However this pales into insignificance compared to the...

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iPhones Change the Business Landscape

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (07:22)

Seven years ago last week Steve Jobs stood up at Macworld, San Francisco, and announced the first iPhone in San Francisco and in doing so launched a revolution that is still having a monumental impact on the business and social world today.

Up to that time a mobile phone was........

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