UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3)

I’m sorry if a lot of my recent blogs have been about cyber security yet it is occupying a lot of my time these days. Ever since COVID struck, the majority of my other kind of work dried up and my cyber stuff has expanded to fill the void. Nature abhors a vacuum and so … Continue reading UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3)

#CyberFest 21 -Why you should go to Cyber Security – It’s a Rural Issue as well

When we read about cyber security in the press or on social media, it is the big companies that get the headlines. Everyday it seems that some major corporation is under attack, from airlines to healthcare, from hotels to big oil. Even nation states aren’t immune. In truth though it is the smaller companies that … Continue reading #CyberFest 21 -Why you should go to Cyber Security – It’s a Rural Issue as well

Telling a story

The #CyberFest webinar with the North East Fraud Forum was another great event. All the speakers were enthralling, the technology worked well and I could probably fill several blogs with things I want to say. I’m going to start though with the presentation from Annabel Berry, CEO of Sapphire that came towards the end. We … Continue reading Telling a story

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