Secure your passwords now

Secure your passwords now

For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you.

Equifax’s Leak: lessons learned

Equifax’s Leak: lessons learned

No business owner wants their customers’ data leaked, but no matter how well your prevention plan is, the unexpected can happen. And when it does, what will determine the fate of your business is how well you respond to it. So before you start planning an incident response, read the following story and recite this: Don’t walk in the footsteps of Equifax.

How to protect your online identities and your sanity!

How to protect your online identities and your sanity!

A few weeks ago I received a call from a client who had concerns one of their online identities had been “hacked”. They had entered their email address into an online search tool which keeps track of systems that have been compromised - and their email address, together with that of several work colleagues, also showed as having been compromised.

Earning Frequent Faker Points

Earning Frequent Faker Points

It’s confession time – I fly a lot. It’s one of the parts of my job that is both a blessing and a curse. I’ve been fortunate enough to see some lovely parts of the world as well as spend nights in some rather dodgy places, and have had my fair share of radiation thanks to travelling near the upper realms of the atmosphere.

Nyetya ransomware: what you need to know

Nyetya ransomware: what you need to know

Nyetya, a variant of the Petya ransomware, is spreading across businesses all over the world. Although it shares the same qualities as WannaCry — a ransomware deemed ‘one of the worst in history’ — many cyber security experts are calling it a more virulent strain of malware that could cause greater damage to both small and large organizations.