Practising good cyber hygiene is a critical part of staying safe online and protecting yourself from threats such as malware, phishing, viruses, and data loss – and it doesn’t just apply to your desktop or laptop. Our phones hold a vast amount of our personal and professional data, so it’s vital that cyber hygiene practices … More Take 5: Essential steps to improve your mobile cyber hygiene
Dubious websites, business opportunities too good to be true, EU -or- British passports … you name it, it’s on the internet. Using Brexit (Feb. 1, 2020) and the COVID-19 pandemic declaration (Mar. 12, 2020) to bookend our discussion, we still have plenty of fodder to discuss online scams. Scams can aim for anything, from cash … More From Brexit to COVID-19, welcome to scammer central
A reflection on how acknowledging the cumulative nature of cyber-threats and understanding its implications can benefit our digital security. Threat cumulativity is a term I began to use in 2018 to refer to the tendency of new technologies to spawn new threats that add to old threats without displacing them. In this article I give … More What is threat cumulativity and what does it mean for digital security?
Prevention is the best option but people continue to search for the easiest way out. When you work in IT and you’re at a dinner party and somebody asks, ‘What do you do?’ you can usually see the blood run from their face as they’re like, “Oh my God, why me? My one night out this … More The cyber insurance question
This installment in our series of articles to mark Antimalware Day tells the stories behind two creations that are representative of the 1980s: a virus viewed as the first-ever PC virus and a worm that caused the greatest damage ever wrought by a piece of malware up to that point. As promised on Friday when we … More Malware of the 1980s: Looking back at the Brain Virus and the Morris Worm