By Robbie Ross, CSO, Converged Communications Solutions. For 10 years, before I joined the cyber security community, I was a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) with Police Scotland. The role of a CTSA is to provide protective and counter terrorism security advice to all businesses, both public and private. I Read more…
No wrong path. When it comes to education and careers, this statement sums me up perfectly. It doesn’t matter how many jobs you have along your path, it’s the skills you learn in these roles that’s important. Remember, your skills ARE transferable and with the proper support, anything is possible.
An organisations IT estate is likely to be organically grown over many years, very often with decisions based on what’s needed that week, perhaps not on the basis of a long-term plan or strategy. This is usually where potential weaknesses occur. Machines are often past their sell by date – Read more…
If human error accounts for 95% of cyber security breaches, how difficult is it to flip people from being the weakest, last line of defence to the strongest, first line.
“There were certain things regarding cybersecurity I just assumed my staff would know about. It turns out I was wrong.” This is what a senior manager said to me recently during a meeting. A member of staff had been caught out by a phishing email. There were plenty of warning signs that the email was a scam, however on this occasion the recipient missed all of them. Why was that?
I recently spoke to a colleague who wondered how easy it would be to plug some cables in to a smart device for the oilfield and extract the data from it, without the client being aware. This is of course eminently possible, but it doesn’t really point the gun of risk mitigation where it should be.
Each week The Press and Journal asks small businesses key questions. This week, they spoke to our founder Neil Christie who gave some very honest insights into how he got to where he is today.
As a business, how do we address our employees’ inadequate home connection? And whose responsibility is its provision?
When you consider that a Gartner survey revealed that over two-thirds (74%) of companies plan to permanently shift employees to remote work after the Covid-19 crisis ends and that by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working remotely at least five days a month., it’s clear that to sustain a successful remote working model while maintaining office level productivity, the question of acceptable home broadband quality must be addressed.