The UKCSC

When tasked with naming the UK Cyber Security Council – the newly minted crack cyber council from the government. It seems some blindingly obvious errors were overlooked by the committee. The first, which is simply inexcusable after the lengthy planning …

Explain The Humans

The Explain The Humans series takes a look at common components of psychology and makes sure your security awareness program is aligned with the way real people work, learn and interact. The series will be heavily supported by the expertise …

Trust in SMS

Before we get into this blog, can we please just take a second to fondly remember the fallen… for many of us the source of this modern world we now feel so familiar with. You might not remember the the …

Those Who Cannot Remember The Past

Information security is a fast paced industry. Everyday, people are dropping exciting projects on GitHub, data breaches keep journalists in work, universities teach the next generation of practitioners and security companies churn out invoices. It’s all frenetic, it’s a turbo …

Pyrotechnic Pretexts

We recently saw a video posted by the London Fire Brigade on Twitter and it got us thinking. I’m sure followers of the blog know just what we thought already… It’s probably best to rate the London Fire Brigade on …

Guest Blog: Ed Tucker

In this guest blog we speak to Ed Tucker (@teddybreath). There is more to this dark horse than CISO of the year and I reckon he has a few tips up his sleeve for organisations. Let’s give him a shake …

How Low Will They Go?

True to form, cybercriminals are out in force trying to exploit the recent COVID issue. According to Action-Fraud, they have already netted close to £970,000 from UK victims. Source: Why use COVID-19 in scams? In phishing simulations, we see a …

Turned Off By Ofcom

In July 2019, Ofcom introduced a new way to handle number portability for UK customers. The idea was a simple one, make it possible for people to text ‘PAC’ to 65075 and within seconds a SIM porting request is in …

Screeching at a Poster

You might have missed last weeks incident on Twitter. It started off as a casual bit of annoyance, but quickly escalated in to a full on witch hunt for the Police. For those of you hiding under a rock and …

Cocaine & Credentials

I recently had the pleasure to watch a talk at BSides Leeds by Darren Martyn. He’s a security researcher who really understands the criminal ecosystem of stolen credentials. The talk focussed on ‘scum lords’, the term he chooses for those …

VPNs for Normal People

It’s been quite a week in the media for VPN providers. Two large companies have had breaches of security in some way or another and the industry dumpster fire has had a fresh poke and a few new logs chucked …