Security Analysis & Insight

Project Zero: Show Google's bug-hunting scheme some love

Analysis & Insight 23 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Google's efforts to address the problems of zero-day vulnerabilities should be applauded, claims Davey Winder

Why the FUD around APT does more harm than good

Analysis & Insight 16 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder calls on the security industry to stop using scare tactics, and start using education, in the fight against APTs

Is Google's “right to be forgotten” ruling having the intended effect?

Analysis & Insight 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

With the backlash against Google's "right to be forgotten" ruling underway, can we really ever forget anything?

Why explosive smartphone airport checks are pants

Analysis & Insight 7 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder picks holes in the latest rules regarding electronic devices and airport security

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

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Is security too low on the business agenda?

Analysis & Insight 3 Jul, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Company boards are failing to put enough stress on cybersecurity, consultants warn. This could leave businesses vulnerable

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The Facebook news feed experiment: A despicable breach of user trust

Analysis & Insight 2 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder vents his fury over Facebook's controversial news feed experiments


Why security vendors need a red card during the World Cup

Analysis & Insight 17 Jun, 2014 Davey Winder

The World Cup is being seized on by security vendors to spread FUD. Davey Winder's not impressed


Why following Get Safe Online's advice could leave you anything but

Analysis & Insight 11 Jun, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder points out the short-comings in the password security tools used by Get Safe Online

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Are we really in the middle of a data breach epidemic?

Analysis & Insight 4 Jun, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why the recent run of data breach headlines are really nothing to worry about

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Going, going, gone: What the eBay data breach means for the firm's security reputation

Analysis & Insight 30 May, 2014 Davey Winder

eBay's handling of its recent data breach leaves a lot to be desired, says Davey Winder


Does BYOD really stand for Bolster Your Own Delusions?

Analysis & Insight 21 May, 2014 Davey Winder

Are the hardware savings of BYOD enough to compensate for the security risks it brings? Davey Winder doesn't think so

Who are you? The Right to be Forgotten moves closer

Analysis & Insight 15 May, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Organisations that gather information on individuals may now have to delete it too, following an EU Court of Justice ruling

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Why enterprises need a data breach response plan

Analysis & Insight 13 May, 2014 Davey Winder

The recent Verizon Data Breach report has got Davey Winder thinking hard about enterprise security

Taking on the fraudsters

Analysis & Insight 7 May, 2014 Rene Millman

If you want to stop cyber criminals, it pays to get to know them...

Why Microsoft is guilty of bad parenting with the IE XP update

Analysis & Insight 6 May, 2014 Davey Winder

Microsoft should have employed tough love tactics and excluded XP users from the latest Internet Explorer patch, argues Davey Winder


Building a business case for password managers

Analysis & Insight 22 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder ponders the best way for SMBs (and larger firms) to tackle the thorny issue of password security

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Heartbleed FUD: scarier than Jedward as triplets?

Analysis & Insight 15 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder thinks the fact password reset floodgates are about to open...

The Windows XP Zombie Apocalypse

Analysis & Insight 8 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

The countdown is finally over for those looking for extended life support for XP (unless they've inked a deal). But are they still secure?

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Why earwax & kittens are no recipe for successful IT security

Analysis & Insight 7 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Security researchers claims the unique properties of people's earwax could make it a password killer. Davey Winder's not convinced