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Cyber security


May 15, 2017  2:07 PM

UK government, NHS and Windows XP support – what really happened

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GDS, Government IT, Information security, IT security, Microsoft, NHS, Ransomware, Windows XP

In all the debate about the NHS ransomware attack, much has been made of a...

September 23, 2016  10:18 AM

Breach, rinse, repeat – when will companies get the IT security basics right?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Cybercrime, Data breach, data breach notification, Hacker, Information security, IT security, SQL injection, TalkTalk, Yahoo

The news that Yahoo suffered a security breach affecting half a billion users has heads shaking and critics justifiably slamming corporate security practices once more. We...


November 21, 2014  11:12 AM

Cyber security: Can businesses put a value on trust?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GCHQ, Government IT, HP, RBS, Security, snooping, trust

Who can you trust in a digital world? The most dispiriting part of the technology revolution is the growing lack of trust felt by individuals and businesses as a result of cyber security threats.

For example, I learned this week that HP is being asked by some large customers to provide...


September 4, 2014  4:53 PM

Speak English! IT industry must take its jargon out of the cloud

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, cloud, consumerisation, Cyber security, Hacking, icloud, Jargon

We all had a bit of a giggle, didn't we, when the Daily Mail tried to explain "the cloud" to its readers.

In a story about the apparent hacking of Apple's iCloud service...


May 23, 2014  1:28 PM

The new CIO reality – reputational risk from IT problems will be a big factor in the changing role

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BBC, CIO, Cyber security, DMI, Ebay, Hackers, Information security, security breach, Target

It's not been a great week for public perceptions of technology.

First, yet another major sporting event had problems selling tickets. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games...

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February 21, 2013  1:48 PM

EU cyber laws should target IT suppliers’ security negligence

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, China, Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Ecommerce, government, Hacking, Internet, IT security, legislation, social media

Cyber security has made its ultimate mainstream breakthrough. This week, a relatively minor hack targeted at Apple not only made the BBC 10 O'clock News, but warranted a lengthy studio...


May 6, 2011  10:58 AM

Prepare now – mandatory data breach disclosure is on its way

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Hackers, Information security, IT security, Security, Sony

We have Sony to thank for raising the bar of the world's biggest data breaches - with some 100 million people potentially affected by the hack on its Playstation...

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November 12, 2010  1:49 PM

Time for governments to heed calls for an international cyber peace treaty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Cyberspace, government, IT security, Stuxnet

When one of the top IT security labs in the US set about deconstructing the Stuxnet virus that attached Iranian nuclear facilities, their experts estimated that the code was so...


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