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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...

Six questions the new Cyber Security Minister should ask

15:15 29 May in Cyber security by robp

Post the excitement of the UK general election, and the unexpected Conservative victory, David Cameron has been assigning roles in his new Lib-Dem free Cabinet. Francis Maude, who had responsibility for cyber security as part of his ministerial role in the Cabinet Office has been...

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Ask The Cyber Security Expert: How scary is Logjam?

09:48 20 May in Cyber security by robp

Logjam is the latest high profile security vulnerability to be given its own name (a la shellshock and heartbleed). You can read about it here. Now, whilst this certainly isn’t good I don’t think it quite as terrible as the headline makes out. In essence this...

Web site security: An Introduction

11:30 07 April in Cyber security by robp

On a fine and sunny day, what better way to pass the time than thinking about the security of your website. Here at The Cyber Security Expert we think of little else, even at the weekends. It makes us popular at parties. In todays post...