If I had been writing this blog even three years ago, it is probable I would have talked about needing to recognise the cyber risk and not bury our heads in the sand to the industrialised threat caused by professional cybercrime.
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.
What shocked me about this story was not that this happens, but that people are surprised it has and we have failed to take even the most basic security steps like setting a password when connecting cameras and monitors to the Internet.
Teh Internet is Serious Business (typo deliberate) at the Royal Court is a really exciting, dynamic production about collaborative hacktivism. Anonymous, LulzSec and 4Chan are all included in this show that blurs fact with fiction as it seeks to reflect the good and the sinister about lives lived online.
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.
Despite 'snake oil' claims from many security product vendors, there are no silver bullets and security is no longer simply a question of building up the walls around your business, you need to have threat visibility across your entire enterprise and deal directly with the issue quickly and efficiently. Only by deploying a solution to execute on the entire lifecycle of the threat can you ensure you are protected before, during and after the attack.
A botnet which targets shopping tills has been discovered - and it could be responsible for stealing a "titanic volume" of
October 16 2013 marked the one year anniversary of Theresa May's statement to the House of Commons confirming that the UK would not be extraditing Gary McKinnon on charges of hacking to the United States as "a decision to extradite would be incompatible with McKinnon's human rights." One year later and the woman who led that campaign for ten years - Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother - is sat in front of me smiling a very broad smile. "It's relief, just relief."
A journalist is to become the first person to be charged as part of a national inquiry into allegations of computer hacking
A hacker group known as Ghost Shell have posted what they claim to be 1.6 million login names, passwords and email addresses