Security Analysis & Insight


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

Data Security

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?

Password and username box

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

Cyber security: striking a difficult balance

Analysis & Insight 27 Mar, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Governments alone cannot solve the IT security challenge. The IT industry, and business community need to take action too. – the tip of the iceberg

Analysis & Insight 17 Mar, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Moving off XP a bigger problem than Millennium Bug.

Step 2: Keep your drivers and patches up-to-date

Web app security patches: Closing the risk window

Analysis & Insight 17 Mar, 2014 Davey Winder

Web application vendors are taking, on average, 11 days to provide critical fixes. Davey Winder thinks that's still too long...

Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky on the cyber jungle

Analysis & Insight 11 Mar, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy braves the tech jungle that is CeBIT to hear the security guru give some sage advice.

Private files

Weapons of mass data destruction

Analysis & Insight 21 Feb, 2014 Davey Winder

What's the best way of securely disposing of your enterprise's sensitive data? Davey Winder investigates...

Stopping automated attacks with shapeshifting websites

Analysis & Insight 17 Feb, 2014 Tom Brewster

How we can defend against automated attacks? Tom Brewster takes a look...


What has Edward Snowden taught us about Quantum Cryptology?

Analysis & Insight 7 Feb, 2014 Davey Winder

The NSA may want quantum computing, but is it any nearer to cracking the problem or cryptology?

Storm warning

Critical national infrastructure: the Government warns business again

Analysis & Insight 6 Feb, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Could cyber crime be even more damaging than floods to the country's key industries? A Government summit suggests they might.


Enter the drones: How UAVs will change the world

Analysis & Insight 29 Jan, 2014 Tom Brewster

Amazon's drone plans were met with derision, but unmanned aircraft could benefit a wealth of industries.

The Bitcoin business: Securing your crypto-currency

Analysis & Insight 15 Jan, 2014 Davey Winder

For many, Bitcoin remains clouded in confusion. Davey Winder explores what it is and how to use it securely.

Identity: the heart of all security problems

Analysis & Insight 12 Dec, 2013 Stephen Pritchard

The joke is, on the internet, no-one knows you're a dog. In fact, weak identity remains one of IT's core security problems.

Training development

Is your enterprise a security thicko?

Analysis & Insight 4 Dec, 2013 Davey Winder

Security training needs to be much more targeted if it is to be successful, argues Davey Winder.

A shield and a laptop

Enterprise security: the protective power of patterns

Analysis & Insight 6 Nov, 2013 Davey Winder

How can businesses keep up with the fast paced threat landscape?

Keyhole on computer screen

Cybercrime: Hidden backdoors to enterprise data

Analysis & Insight 23 Oct, 2013 Davey Winder

How much of a risk do backdoors pose to corporate data? Davey Winder investigates...

Skills gap

Enterprise security skills: the communication factor

Analysis & Insight 21 Oct, 2013 Davey Winder

How important are good lines of communication as far as the enterprise IT security strategy is concerned? Davey Winder investigates...

How to define a security incident

Analysis & Insight 1 Oct, 2013 Davey Winder

Do we need to do a better job of understanding exactly what a security incident actually is? Davey Winder takes a look...