Tag: Encryption

Securing our health(care)

How secure is your health? The information you provide your doctors with, your treatments, medical histories, scans and other bits of quite personal data your medical advisors have access to all needs to be protected and it mostly is thanks to encryption and other security measures. But what about the medical devices you use? As […]

Is Email our Weakest Link?

Fahmida Y. Rashid’s recent article on email being the main source of data leaks in organizations shines a light on how dependent all professionals have become on email, and how dangerous this could prove to be. It’s all too easy to forward work emails to yourself, or to friends or colleagues, with attachments containing sensitive […]

Yet another hack – passwords (and storing them) fail again

After the LinkedIn debacle, it’s depressing but not entirely surprising to see yet further reports of large-scale hacks, this time of Yahoo! losing 400,000 usernames and passwords to anonymous hackers. It seems amazing to us, working as we do in the security industry, that the passwords were stored in plaintext with absolutely no form of […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]