Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest Application and OS of them all

The Computer Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) website provides yearly summaries of application and operating systems vulnerabilities. Having a vulnerability is not the same as it actually being exploited, but the figures provide a useful, if somewhat crude way, of identifying what needs protecting and how this compares to 2015. For anyone that doesn’t want to read much further the… Read More

Why keeping information secure is much more than an IT issue

When I ask business owners what they are doing to keep their business information secure, the vast majority say it is an IT issue and I should talk to their IT team or the company used to maintain their IT systems. But what about dealing with risks from your staff, lack of adequate physical security or keeping… Read More

Sharing some information is the price for having ‘free’ anti-virus software

Protecting your business and personal information is a fundamental part of information security. If you pay to use software or a cloud-based service, there is no reason for any information to be passed on. The only exception is to a valid law enforcement agency in your country if they have justifiable grounds to believe laws… Read More

Be ready for Patch Tuesday, but also be ready to patch on other days

If you work in an IT team, you may have highlighted the Patch Tuesday days on your calendar when Microsoft release updates. Being ready to test and roll them out will give your CTO a good feeling that actions are being taken to address security concerns. The August Patch Tuesday arrived with 4 critical updates.… Read More