Author: robp

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Understanding the problem

16:58 11 March in Cyber security, Management by robp

I read with interest a post by Elliot Atkins, a friend and former colleague. You can read his post here. I agree with all of his points, but there is one bit in particular I want to dwell on today, as I think it has wider...

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A different kind of incident

15:48 05 December in Cyber security by robp

A couple of weeks ago I was reviewing my spam folder, and I saw this: (click to embiggen). I immediately burst out laughing, and was very impressed indeed with whoever had done this. This is an incident This was a pretty standard phishing email. It used the tried an...

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The new National Cyber Centre

12:12 23 November in Cyber security, Incident Response by robp

Speaking last week at GCHQ in Cheltenham, the Chancellor announced the creation of a new 'National Cyber Centre' (NCC). You can read the full text of his speech here, and some highlight factoids here. I recommend at least reading the highlights, though there is a...

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The TalkTalk breach just keeps on giving

16:46 06 November in Cyber security by robp

TalkTalk today finally revealed that 157,000 customers had details stolen in the recent hack. That's less than originally feared, but is still far from good. There is also some further information from Channel 4 about how the breach unfolded. If that story is accurate, and...