WannaCry, BA and lessons to learn 

The events of recent weeks have again highlighted the incredible impact on businesses of all types of attack on the IT and communications systems. It is clear that many UK and world-wide organisations were very badly affected by the WannaCry attack and, more recently, BA’s power supply problems led to major disruption for many people. […]

More about Ransomware 

I have mentioned ransomware in an earlier post but there is now a new discussion taking place in security circles.  This relates to the different types of ransomware now being seen and whether the type really matters. It is clear, from too many sources to mention, that ransomware continues to grow and is widely perceived […]

Sharing information 

I was recently sent a link to an excellent short video showing the dangers of sharing information in our modern lives. It is here and it worth a look just to make you aware how easy it is to find out all about you. http://www.pretty52.com/you/real-life-this-coffee-shop-prank-shows-you-need-to-be-with-your-information-20160715 There is an incredibly difficult balance to be drawn. On […]

Ransomware 

This is becoming a major attack method for criminals keen to get their hands on your money. They get you to download some software that then encrypts your files. They then ask you to pay them to unencrypt the files – usually not too much money, enough to make it worth their while but not […]

What will 2015 bring? 

Cyber security is going to become even more critical as this new year starts. Information is being shown to be the new currency of this digital world in even stronger terms.  It is very valuable for a whole range of reasons and its loss or damage can critically affect an organisation. The attacks on organisations […]