By James Henry, Consulting Practice Director, Auriga Failure to realistically appraise the risks you face is a major issue in business. Without a solid understanding of risk, which forms the foundation of the security strategy, it becomes nigh impossible to appropriately apply security controls, leaving some element of the business under protected. It’s critically important […]
By James Henry, Practice Director, Auriga When the financial services sector suffers a data breach, it costs. As one of the most tightly regulated industries in the world, the financial sector faces stiff penalties when a breach occurs but perhaps even more costly is the loss of trust and the resulting erosion of the customer […]
Deception is the name of the game when it comes to fraud but criminals are increasingly becoming more sophisticated in the techniques they use. From phishing to whaling and from fake cheques to invoice fraud, the problem of fraud is evolving. Yet unfortunately many businesses are poorly equipped to spot or fight fraud. According to […]
Source: SC Magazine Yahoo! and the mega breaches that keep on happening.
By James Henry, Consulting Practice Director, Auriga The compromise of the ‘Just for Men’ website last week led to a lot of head-scratching, if you’ll excuse the pun. The question was why was such a big brand so lax in its website management and what can such companies – whose core business certainly isn’t security […]
Submersive Security: How The Data Protection Efforts Of DCNS Were Torpedoed – Information Security Buzz
Source: Information Security Buzz What could shipbuilder DCNS have done to better protect its sensitive documents detailing the build specifications for the Scorpene submarine? James Henry, Consulting Practice Director for Auriga, looks at the lessons we should all take from the incident.
By James Henry, Consulting Practice Director, Auriga In an age where technology is continually evolving and improving, we still seem no closer to achieving the nirvana of threat-free computing. Why? It’s now thirty years since Brain A, the first PC virus, was created, spawning a myriad of attacks that seek to identify and exploit software […]
Source: Help Net Security It’s official – cybercrime now has a bigger impact than any other form of crime in the UK. That’s the conclusion drawn by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Strategic Cyber Industry Group after releasing the Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 report which found that businesses are unable to keep pace with the […]
By James Henry, Consulting Practice Director, Auriga The number one priority for any SME is to maintain Business as Usual (BAU) but sustaining that is becoming increasingly difficult. Organised cyber attacks have seen ransomware grow exponentially over the last year, with the National Crime Authority claiming this type of attack increased significantly over the course […]
Industry litmus tests are always open to interpretation and the Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report is certainly no different. The press were quick to swallow the line that the report revealed “a lack of confidence in security” and a “decline in defender confidence” but is this really an accurate interpretation? I would argue that the […]