Outsourcing – the weakest link?

17:31 25 March in cyber insurance, Cyber security, outsourcing by robp

The FT today has an article on the dangers of trusting subcontractors with your company data. Security experts generally decry outsourcing, maintaining the drive to lower costs means security is forgotten. There are some reasons to be sympathetic to that posture. The modern organisation is utterly...

What is a cyber attack?

11:02 23 March in attack, Cyber security, Espionage by robp

The phrase cyber attack gets used a lot, in a lot of different contexts. Any bad thing done over the internet is generally characterised by the media as a cyber attack. But does the phrase really mean anything? This week South Korea was under cyber attack...

Cyber surpasses terrorism as number one threat in the US

10:42 13 March in Cyber security, Espionage, hack by robp

Reuters report that cyber security issues have surpassed terrorism as the number one concern of the intelligence agencies in the US: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/03/12/us-usa-threats-idUKBRE92B0LS20130312 This comes on the back of the recent cyber security executive order, and lengthy list of US companies coming forward to admit they have been...