A recent parliamentary report, (Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online) recommends several new measures that businesses should adopt to improve their cybersecurity including: A portion of CEO compensation should be linked to effective cybersecurity, in a way to be Continue reading MPs say CEO pay should be linked to effective cybersecurity
A Chief Executive, (who had been in that role for the past 17 years) and Finance Director have been dismissed after their company lost £31 million in an email scam. This news, when it emerged, caused the company’s shares to Continue reading Senior management jobs at risk over data security failures
Recently it has emerged that hackers, (or perhaps as we should more accurately call them, cyber-thieves), took about $80m (about £56m) from Bangladesh’s central bank. Apparently the bank had no firewall and used second-hand routers that cost $10 to connect to Continue reading Spelling error saves bank $920 million!
Willie Sutton, when asked why he (frequently) robbed banks allegedly replied, “Because that’s where the money is”. (Mr. Sutton had a way with words and more of his simple-but-brilliant observations can be read below). Banks have always received a lot Continue reading Because that’s where the money is!
In November 2015 the database of VTech, a global supplier of electronic toys, was hacked. It admitted that millions of customer’s accounts were affected. On 24 December 2015 VTech issued new terms and conditions that include: “You acknowledge and agree Continue reading A brilliant solution to hacking-change your T&Cs!
What do Ashley Madison and the British Pregnancy Advice Service have in common? It’s nothing to do with sex, (although I can understand why you might think it is!). Give up? Ashley Madison, as if you didn’t know, is a Continue reading Hackers With Attitude