Being in IT inevitably brings you to the discussion about privacy. You won’t believe how many times I’ve heard that the person I’m having a conversation with has nothing to hide. And to be perfectly honest this pisses me off. The reason is That privacy it’s not up for debate simply because it’s not something … Continue reading Why your privacy matters, and how you can defend it effectively.
It’s amazing how many projects there are where money doesn’t play a role; as long as it doesn’t involve user experience, or a user interface that makes sense to users. Recently I was on a project in the financial sector which focused on digital change. We had very fruitful discussions in terms of what to … Continue reading Ux/UI confirmation screens with color differentiation
Often times applications have reached end-of-life, or are no longer supported by the vendor. In this case organizations tend to weed out or replace such applications simply due to this fact. I was confronted with this organization while performing a due diligence for an investment company. The course after of the organization in question was … Continue reading Application security is not necessarily necessary
Probably one of the most interesting incidents I have investigated was the theft of computers from a university. The perpetrator had done a good job scouting out the procedures of the organization, and through his reconnaissance put together a whole deal of information. He knew for instanceHe knew for instance that onHe knew for instance … Continue reading Visitors by appointment only… even tech workers, maintenance staff, cleaning staff, etc
As you can see this post was published in 2019. We’ve had pretty much everything about you go south. Probably the most revealing thing, and the only one in years that led to some kind of reaction, where the Snowden revelations. No, one of the main issues is that even after such a major incident, … Continue reading Your email server should ensure encrypted communication and messaging only
Probably The coolest thing in cyber security is that you constantly learn. On a conference I was speaking up I was asked by an attendee in my audience, and after my talk whether I could answer him a very confidential question. Turns out the guy was the CISO Of an oil and gas company, and … Continue reading Emergency WAN connectivity to ensure business continuity
Probably one of the most interesting questions to ask when reviewing a cyber crisis reaction document is the phone number of the cloud hosting platform that is chosen to be the one to store the back ups of all critical systems of an organization. Chances are that the survival of your company relies on this … Continue reading Is your cloud service provider contactable in case of crisis?
I hope I will be stating the obvious in this post; but I have seen so many things going wrong that I will risk repeating myself! On location back ups are totally cool! They are directly connected to your ethernet, have blazing accessibility rate, superb file transfer speeds, and a variety of other bills and … Continue reading Why you need on-location and co-location backups and why they should be encrypted
The full impact of Australia's new law to crack down on encryption is still unknown. From what can be read currently, and currently available information the very broad and vague law is introduced to request the assistance of technology companies storing data in the country to make it available for law-enforcement. And the vagueness … Continue reading New encryption law: Australia first Orwellian state?
When I heard this argument for the first time over a decade ago I thought it would never be a thing. I was to be proved wrong! A few years ago, I was hired to figure out how a perpetrator got into a corporate network. Like so often, my blue-chip/fortune 500 colleagues had failed to … Continue reading You seriously have to regularly upgrade your printer firmware!
Here is an example of why it's a pretty good idea to have an update policy in place...
Humans are still the weakest link in cyber security, and they lack training to become aware of the risks. This is a very good example.
One of the most costly cyber threats/risks is CEO fraud.
What is the "Advanced Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Checklist" (ACRAC)?ACRAC allows any organisation to assess a status quo of their cybersecurity. It's a thorough, and constantly updated checklist to reduce common cyber threats organisations are confronted with. Its goal is to raise awareness for vulnerabilities, thereby neutralising a majority of threat vectors an organisation sees itself … Continue reading Project: Advanced Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Checklist
When it comes to passwords, there are many opinions. However, a save passwords strategy doesn’t have to be so complex that you cannot remember the password you entered. Instead it is about choosing passphrases which are easy to remember for the human mind.
Whether or not your organizations data as valuable to outsiders depends heavily on what business you're in. Generally said, your organizations data is valuable :period. There is an ever increasing amounts of data being taken from paper, and digitized. Therefore they are not only victim to attempts of corporate espionage, but also to data collection … Continue reading Is your organizations data valuable to outside threats?
Differentiating the terms risk, vulnerability, and threat is quite difficult in a cyber security setting. This post intends to give a clear outline.
Antivirus incidents are quite common. But there are special, and effective ways to handle them.
Removable media still presents one of the greatest threats; this post outlines one solution of how to deal with it properly.
Cyber insurance is becoming every increasingly important product for most organizations. Finding an insurance policy, and an underwriter to understand the risk is very difficult.