Hacking, ethics and consequences 

I have recently read two excellent books which brought home to me the way hacking and its related activity does now affect us, and will continue to affect us all in the near future and beyond. The first book is called The Passengers and was written by John Marrs. It is set in the near […]

Cyber Essentials v ISO27001 

This is a blog I wrote recently about the different purposes and uses of these two very different cyber security certifications. https://apmg-international.com/article/cyber-essentials-vs-iso-27001

Small companies and security. 

I was asked recently how a small company (say less than 5 employees) could ensure that those they used to provide them with digital services (such as cloud storage, website hosting and email services) were appropriately secure.  It is an interesting question and the answer is not too complex. Clearly larger companies looking for suppliers […]

EINSA and its role 

This is an article about some of the European aspects of cyber security.  Regardless of the UK leaving the EU, cooperation and involvement with such organisations is likely to continue and offers one way of helping the UK to remain safe in the future.

Basic questions about cyber security 

I wrote this article last year as a simple introduction to cyber security.  It may help with developing the security culture that is essential to all organisations if they are to survive effectively in this cyber-enabled world. Information Security Management I hope it is useful to you.  

Cyber crime 

An article available from this web site which I have written about cyber-crime. http://www.businessexpertpress.com/expert-insights-summary

Assessment work undertaken by Aquila 

One of the areas in which we work is assessments.  This article was written about that work on behalf of one client APMG International.  Take a look. APMG – Providing Certification and Accreditation to Organizations and Individuals

UK Parliament attack on email accounts 

This appears to have been managed and eventually closed down. http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450421403/Business-as-usual-at-Parliament-after-cyber-attack?utm_medium=EM&asrc=EM_EDA_79109293&utm_campaign=20170626_Business%20as%20usual%20at%20Parliament%20after%20cyber%20attack&utm_source=EDA It does raise the question though that if 90 or so accounts were compromised, were the controls in place working at the appropriately high level 5 maturity?  This is the true test of effective cyber security.  It is not a “tick box” activity of […]

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. […]

What businesses should know about cyber security. 

This is a brief interview covering some of the basic essentials of which every business should be aware. It’s not long and should you need more, plenty of information is available to help.