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

NEBIzEthics as part of #CyberFest

#CyberFest is the North East’s biggest cybersecurity festival and has now completed its second year. With 11 events, 700 attendees and over 60 speakers it has become one of the highlights of the regional tech calendar.  There are huge ethical issues in cyber security both in terms of those who perpetrate criminal and antisocial behaviour … Continue reading NEBIzEthics as part of #CyberFest

My favourite CyberFest event

I expect to get a few blogs out of this year’s #CyberFest, indeed I’m surprised that this is the first seeing that it is at least two weeks old. I guess my head has been down trying to visit, organise, speak at and generally deliver the events. A couple of people have asked me, during … Continue reading My favourite CyberFest event

I wouldn’t start from here

There’s that old joke that goes along the lines of someone is lost and stops another for directions. ‘Can you tell me the way to so and so?’ they ask, only to get the reply ‘Well, I wouldn’t start from here.’ There is a point to this joke and that is, if I have to … Continue reading I wouldn’t start from here

Beware of anonymisation

I have such a large back catalogue of blogs pieces now that it is almost certain that some of my predictions and comments come true. Despite this I still get the mild glow of self satisfaction when it happens and so it was when I was reading the Telegraph (you need to read some earlier … Continue reading Beware of anonymisation

Time to fight back

It’s time to fight back. Our data is being used to profit from us, influence us and even trick us. The question is what can we do about it? Well, we already have a lot of power under the law. We can demand from companies to treat our data in accordance with General Data Protection … Continue reading Time to fight back

A visit to LORCA

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement sounds like an exciting place and, sure enough, it is. I have been thinking about it for quite awhile now as part of our efforts to create a cyber cluster in the region. LORCA has developed an almost mythical status in my mind, a magical place which will … Continue reading A visit to LORCA

Health and cyber safety

There seems to be a lot of parallels between where we are with cyber awareness and the early days of Health and Safety. I thought this was a unique observation until I raised it at the latest North East Fraud Forum event. The speaker quite rightly pointed out that he had heard such observations before. … Continue reading Health and cyber safety

Cyber = opportunity

By 2021, according to Cybersecurity Business Report, the number of unfilled jobs in cyber security will triple to over 3.5 million  In the same period the annual cost of cyber crime is expected to double to $6 trillion. If cyber was a country it will, by then, be the the third biggest in the world. … Continue reading Cyber = opportunity

Does the word cyber put people off?

I’ve been involved quite heavily in the world of cyber recently, not on the dark side I hasten to add, I am firmly in the light. I have been doing some work on helping to build a regional cluster and this is the reason that I keep blogging about the topic. But what is cyber? … Continue reading Does the word cyber put people off?