Cybersecurity

Lies, Scams and Picture Leaks - The Risks of Online Dating

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Shaw

Rewind a decade and looking for love online was the dating equivalent of a rocker listening to Justin Bieber. Fast forward a few years, and the stigma around online dating has all but faded. In fact, for time-pressured millennials, online dating has all but become a norm, with people spending an average of 17 days a year looking for love online.

Knowing Me, Knowing You - GCHQ's First Month on Twitter

Andre van Loon | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech
Andre van Loon

For decades, few people knew how the British Intelligence services worked. How did one even become a spy? Did it really involve a tap on the shoulder and a discreet conversation about Northern Ireland or the Soviet Union?

How to Strike a Balance With Parental Controls

David Emm | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Parents are constantly looking for ways to keep their family safe. Nowadays, it's just as important to protect their virtual lives as it is their real lives.

Is the Writing Finally on the Wall for Email?

Mike Foreman | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

There is no doubt that mobile messaging is extremely efficient. Individuals can gain immediate access to colleagues, customers and contacts outside the company to help them arrive at decisions faster and achieve better outcomes.

The Race to Autonomous Vehicles: How Cyber-Security Is Putting the Connected Car in Reverse

Gary Newe | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

It's official - the automotive industry is being disrupted by new business models and technologies. The frontiers have undoubtedly been shifted, as manufacturers compete to produce driverless and connected cars.

Security on the Go: Smartphones Increasingly at Risk

David Emm | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

Mobile devices have become an extension of our everyday lives. Whether we're checking the news, browsing an online shop or catching up with loved ones on social networks - there's no denying that our handheld devices make our lives much more convenient...

The US Is About To Unleash Its Full Cyber-Might Against ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Tech

The US Military has officially confirmed that it has begun systematic cyber attacks against the so-called/self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosu...

Fighting Crime Online: How Law Enforcement Agencies Are Working to Keep Citizens Safe

Russell Haworth | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Tackling the broader cybercrime challenge needs an orchestrated response. I wanted to highlight three ways in which law enforcement agencies are working with each other and other organisations (including my own) to tackle the real and very present danger represented by opportunistic and organised criminals online...

Online Security: Quit Asking the Kids

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

We've all been there. Either sheepishly asking our kids, 'how do you do that thing that makes it stop beeping', or on the other side sighing as you pick up your father's phone and see 36 notifications in the task bar. But those days could be numbered.

The Government Wants To Give You Police-Style Powers To Fight Cyber Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

Volunteers are set to receive "police-style" powers in a bid to boost the fight against cyber crime, the Government has announced. Under the new m...

Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2016

Anthony Sherick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Last year was a ground-breaking year for technological innovation with several advancements in medicine, the automotive industry and mobile/handheld technology. So, how will 2016 follow up with advancements in technology?

Toy Hacks: Another Example of Why Security Needs an Overhaul

Graham Welch | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?

Boards Must Act on Cyber Security - or Heads Will Roll

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

If you are currently sitting in your office reviewing risk for 2016 and thinking that the biggest cyber threat is a 15-year-old leaking customer credi...

Cyberbullying: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

Vicki Marinker | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

This week is Anti-Bullying Week so I've been hunting around on the internet (safely obvs) to find the best advice about how to prevent, and deal with bullying - particularly cyberbullying.

Why Business Must Understand the Threat of the Internet of Things

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is jaw dropping. Its value to industry could be worth $11.1trillion a year globally and it will revoluti...

Surveillance Bill: A Cyber Security Expert's View

George Dokimakis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
George Dokimakis

If the government really wanted to make a difference, it would properly penalise companies that underinvest in security and lose people's information with little to no impact. It would not ask them to increase the data they are holding about individuals. Holding more data about individuals will make subsequent data losses catastrophic to their everyday lives.

McFly and Doc Never Saw Cybercrime Coming

Graham Welch | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

If we want to keep on the path of creating technology seen in sci-fi films, and not horror ones, we all need to bring our concepts of cybersecurity to the 21st century.

Cyber Bullying Is NO Kids' Game

Dragana Brown | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on technology. Our world's very different to how it was not that long ago with the internet such a big player.

Hansel, Gretel and the Digital Babysitter

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Children are so intuitive with technology and it's amazing how quickly they learn to use a device, even at an extremely young age. While this is great for keeping them entertained and teaching new skills through educational games, it can be a matter of seconds before they have clicked on the wrong link and are suddenly exposed to content that is not age appropriate.

The Three Little Pigs and Their Mobile Devices

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

Once upon a time, there lived three little pigs. As the little pigs grew older they each decided to build a home for themselves, and when they left home they were given a smartphone and tablet each.

Snow White and the Strong Password

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

Just as the seven dwarves keep Snow White safe from her wicked stepmother, it's important to teach children how to protect personal information online, by making sure their passwords are strong and private.

Top Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

High profile hacks such as that of online dating website, Ashley Madison, and last year's attack on Sony have helped bring hacking scandals to the forefront of the news agenda, what these high profile, large scale business hacks fail to bring to light is the smaller scale cyber-attacks targeting consumers, like you and I daily, and the impact these can have on our lives.

Attracting Young People to Tech

Graham Welch | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The problem is that in the past we have not been doing enough to encourage young people to look at cybersecurity and tech as a viable career option. And with few youngsters studying related subjects at school and university, there are not enough qualified candidates to fill the vacancies.

Protecting Brand Me

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Social media has revolutionised the way we communicate, engage and perceive the people around us. In an age where statuses, 'likes' and photo uploads document our every move, our identities and reputation are firmly shaped by our social presence.

How to Help Your Children Stay Safe Online

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

The internet is an amazing resource for children, but it can represent a worrying unknown for parents. We worry about what or whom our children may encounter online, and how we can protect them.