The big geographical difference

The big difference between last year’s #CyberFest and this year’s is that it is all online. Of the ten events, only the final one has any degree of onsite presence and this is only due to its content. The final conference will reveal a piece of collaborative artwork, bringing a different perception to cybersecurity, a … Continue reading The big geographical difference

Thinking of the future

Let’s face it, I work as a management consultant which means that most of my work is about the future, helping people and companies to think about structures and governance and strategy, all the things that will help them going forward.  Today though, there is very little thought about the future. Understandably and quite rightly … Continue reading Thinking of the future

Not just Covid-19

It is without doubt ironic that whilst the world is preoccupied with virus Covid-19 another kind of virus may be lurking in the wings ready to swoop. Of course I am talking about a computer virus or cybersecurity in general. You see, these are the times that cyber criminals like best, they work on the … Continue reading Not just Covid-19

Cyber 101 boot camp #3

This is the third and probably last blog that I will get out of this year’s fantastic cyber 101 boot camp that was held at the end of November.  The focus of the afternoon was on business function, making sure that you had the right processes, people and, of course, access to money.  Once again … Continue reading Cyber 101 boot camp #3

Wash your hands

I learned a lot at last month’s North East Fraud Forum conference, it was a great event. One of the things that has stuck in my mind though was a simple but clever idea from the police presenter. His issue was that the word fraud somehow downgrades or sanitises what it actually is. Fraud is … Continue reading Wash your hands

Cyber 101 boot camp #2

I said that I would get a few blogs out of the fantastic Cybere 101 boot camp that we held last month. Here is the second.  The format of the event was quite different to anything that I had been before, with a mixture of presentations and mentoring. It was a game of two halves, … Continue reading Cyber 101 boot camp #2

Barclays AI Frenzy Fraud event 

Artificial intelligence, if there is such a thing, is not something that I think I am involved in, yet last week I  took part in my second event on the subject. The first was when I hosted a session put on by Durham University at Proto in Gateshead and the second was last week at … Continue reading Barclays AI Frenzy Fraud event 

North East Fraud Forum Conference 2019

This year’s North East Fraud Forum was a great event, it flowed well with excellent speakers and a cohesive theme - the key to preventing fraud is through the sharing of information. Surprisingly though it is an uphill struggle to get companies and victims of fraud to do just that. Let me start by telling … Continue reading North East Fraud Forum Conference 2019

Why I should go to the Cyber 101 Boot Camp

You thought #CyberFest was all over, didn’t you? Well at least for this year, yet I promised you eleven events and the eagle eyed among you will know that we only had ten events in September. The final event, which was originally supposed to be held during September, is a Cyber 101 Boot Camp. For … Continue reading Why I should go to the Cyber 101 Boot Camp