Monthly Archives: June 2018

Encouraging strong cyber security practices by employees: the first line of defence

End users are one of the key battlegrounds between organisational security initiatives and hackers. Phishing, malware-laden email, and fileless attacks are some of the most widespread attack vectors, making end-users the first line of defence. The SANS Ouch! Newsletter is … Continue reading

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Reminder: A few spaces left for BCS Event at Ringwood Brewery Thursday 28th June

A reminder of our BCS event at Ringwood Brewery on Thursday 28th of June. We have a couple of spaces left. Please see my earlier post for further information. Our events at BCS Dorset are also open to non-members!

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BEC Disruption and Email Security

http://blog.trendmicro.co.uk/global-bec-disruption-is-welcome-but-dont-forget-email-security A good summary of the issues industry faces, with a rising tide of BEC compromise attacks.

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The renaissance of HEC? Cray, Inc. and Microsoft Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/cray-supercomputers-are-coming-to-azure/ Cloud computing is a well understood concept, and the industry has adopted it extensively. But one topic that I’d not given much thought to despite following this trend for some time, is high performance and high end computing (HPC … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence & the Security Market

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/artificial-intelligence-and-the-security-market-/d/d-id/1332116 An interesting take on the difference between Machine Learning (ML) and AI, at the foot of this article, caught my eye.

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Information Management – much more than managing the computer-based systems

Wed 4th Jul, 7:00 for 7:30pm Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), KG03 Lecture Theatre (Kimmeridge House) (Map)

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How To Stay Secure At Hacker Conferences – Security Weekly

A read across to your corporate mobile device security policy is the order of the day! https://securityweekly.com/2017/07/12/securecon/

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Free Home Security Appliance Download from Sophos

Sophos have been offering this for a while on a free licence for home users, and it’s certainly worth a look. https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-xg-firewall-home-edition.aspx

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Apple code signing flaw could have made Mac malware look legit – Naked Security

A concerning development that really underlines the importance of not making assumptions about the trustworthiness of code. Even better, assume zero trust in every context. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/06/18/apple-code-signing-flaw-could-have-made-mac-malware-look-legit/

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