21st Century Heists – Part 1

The world is evolving. Remember a time when to make a phone call meant having to find the closest pay phone or going home to a landline?  How about a time when there was no such thing as a television? Nowadays it is possible to make a phone call whilst in the middle of the […]

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Fake Update for Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express (KB910721)

On the 22nd June I posted about the importance of securing the human element in an organization, and in that same week, the universe, or more correctly cyberspace, decided to provide a real world example of some of the points that I raised. There was an email being circulated about an update released by Microsoft for […]

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Securing an IT Infrastructure

Security is a very broad subject and unfortunately one that doesn’t deal in absolutes.  There is no magic pill, no consultant who can tell you just use this and you’ll be totally secure, and if they do, then they’re not being honest. Security is all about compromise; it’s a compromise between level of security, level […]

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Security: The Human Element

One aspect of security that is often overlooked is the Human Element. People are a factor in IT infrastructure and as such are also a possible attack vector. Business organizations should take this aspect of security as seriously as any other which can be achieved through training and adequate policies. There are many ways as […]

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Taking Security Seriously

In today’s world one can claim that nearly any organization to operate needs an IT infrastructure. It can be a simple system such as a basic point of sale for a small corner shop to a full fledged IT infrastructure working across continents joining international organizations into one cohesive structure. All systems, be it the smallest up to the largest have one thing in common, they all want to simply get the job done.

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