Have you noticed that nobody seems to rob banks anymore? That is because the criminal gangs have realised that it is easier to stay at home in their pyjamas and do ransomware raids and steal money that way. While this remains a profitable exercise it will continue. And it will get worse! Increasingly their tactics are more malign: they exfiltrate your data, then lock it, … Continue reading Ransomware – it’s like robbing banks
Gave a talk on Data Protection for Higher Education at EDUTECH 2021 today. Here is a link to download the slides. Continue reading EDUTECH: Data Protection for Higher Education
Women in cybersecurity and technology roles still often face a fairly uncompromisingly masculine domain so I thought that it might be useful to discuss some important helper roles, some things that leaders can do to help, and also some ways that women can help themselves. Continue reading Women in cybersecurity & technology
I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the Microsoft Regional Director Program for my work in cybersecurity. This is an external advisory role.
Looking forward to many interesting conversations over the next two years. Continue reading Appointed as a member of the Microsoft Regional Director Program
C.I.A. is even more important now with #COVID19 Continue reading Cyber security tips for working from home #COVID19
There are increasing numbers of ransomware attacks on municipalities and governmental organisations in the US, with headlines like this. And Australia will not be immune to these attacks. Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 23 different towns statewide. https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/towns-across-texas-hit-in-coordinated-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1335567 As Lawrence Abrams noted in Bleeping … Continue reading Ransomware is coming to get us. Prepare. Beware.
I’m studying cyber security and investigations at the moment and the current course is digital forensics. It is fascinating learning about how folks try to hide their digital tracks, and it is also mildly terrifying to realise how much data can be recovered. I’m deep in hex viewers, write blockers, and various tools for analysing data. It is quite a shock to find that the … Continue reading Thoughts on digital forensics
Gave this talk at Code Mesh London, December 2018 Continue reading Infosec, AI and ethics – new models for a secure future | Code Mesh LDN 18
I’m heading off to speak at the CodeMesh Conference in London shortly and I’ve been thinking about the emerging boundaries between information security, AI and ethics. I will post some thoughts as they evolve. Developers (and others) and ethical approaches We need to help everyone, from coders through info sec professionals to senior organisational leaders, to understand that information security, AI and ethics are part … Continue reading Info sec, AI and ethics – some thoughts #codemesh
The connection between data governance and cybersecurity might not be immediately apparent. But if one considers the ‘5 knows of cyber’, it becomes obvious that cybersecurity is all about data, and data is all about information, and we want information to be secure. I use the ‘5 knows’ as the foundation of our data governance framework, because it really helps people to understand why data … Continue reading Data governance and cybersecurity