Security Analysis & Insight

business continuity

Fail to plan, plan to fail: Firms neglect recovery plans at their peril

Analysis & Insight 19 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Despite the clear evidence of the damage caused by IT failures, it seems businesses are still neglecting their business recovery plans

Data breach

Anthem data breach: Why the data-centric security message needs resuscitating

Analysis & Insight 9 Feb, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder picks over last week's high-profile Anthem data breach to see what lessons can be learnt from it

digital padlocks

Why are security vendors faking digital certificates?

Analysis & Insight 3 Feb, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder shares his thoughts on the tricky subject of using digital certificates

Kids using tablets and smartphones

What IT security lessons can teenagers teach the enterprise?

Analysis & Insight 19 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder looks a little closer to home to see how the enterprise can learn from his teenage son's approach to security...

Storm warning

Why Microsoft needs to realise forewarned means forearmed on security

Analysis & Insight 12 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why Microsoft is mad to halt its Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification alerts for all users


Hackers are gonna hack, but can the enterprise do jack?

Analysis & Insight 5 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

With Lizard Squad offering up their DDoS tools to others, Davey Winder wonders why the enterprise isn't doing more to protect itself?

2014: the year that security broke

Analysis & Insight 29 Dec, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder takes a look back at how insecure we all were in 2014...

Deleted data by mistake? Here's how to get it back

Analysis & Insight 16 Dec, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder offers some timely advice on what to do if you accidentally delete some important data

Anti-terror measures: How tech helps fight the counter-terrorism war

Analysis & Insight 9 Dec, 2014

Davey Winder examines how technology can help and hinder in the fight against terrorism

Biggest hacks of 2014: From Apple to eBay, no-one is safe

Analysis & Insight 8 Dec, 2014 Khidr Suleman

On the heels of the Sony Pictures hack, we take a look at other high-profile targets

Wearable tech & the risk it poses to enterprise data

Analysis & Insight 2 Dec, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why IT directors need to wise-up about including wearables in their organisation's BYOD security policies

CCTV cameras

Russian webcam hackers: Nothing to see here

Analysis & Insight 26 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why the Russsian webcam story isn't news at all...

Why Apple fanboys are in security denial

Analysis & Insight 19 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder tells Apple users why they're wrong to assume their operating systems are "more secure" than Microsoft's

Is your security policy a no-brainer?

Analysis & Insight 12 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why having a robust security policy, that everyone follows, is a must for the enterprise

IT budgets

Why throwing more money at IT security isn't the answer

Analysis & Insight 5 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Spending more on IT security is a waste of time, argues Davey Winder, unless it's spent in the right way

Cyber security

Cyber security: Security awareness can't be just a one off

Analysis & Insight 30 Oct, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

Initiatives such as the US' National Cyber Security Awareness Month are all well and good, but day-to-day attitudes must change too

Education technology

It's time for an enterprise security education week

Analysis & Insight 27 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

There's still the need for greater awareness of enterprise security risks, according to Davey Winder...

Password and username box

Dropbox didn't drop the ball, users did

Analysis & Insight 22 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder lets rip over the tendency to blame vendors, rather than users, for some data breaches

Opt out of plugging in for a more secure CMS

Analysis & Insight 15 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why CMS plug-ins are not worth the security risk

Why the Xen flaw NDA represents good responsible disclosure

Analysis & Insight 7 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Many have criticised AWS, Rackspace and IBM for not going public straightaway with Xen flaw details, but Davey Winder thinks they're wrong