Cyber security news, opinion and analysis

“Security should be a lifestyle choice for people” – Helen Rabe, CISO, Abcam

On this week’s teiss podcast I am joined by Helen Rabe, Global CISO for biotech company, Abcam. I met up with Helen at Cyber Connect UK Conference at the end

As Britain decides, Europe grapples with Huawei conundrum

Britain’s impending decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications

UK children to be granted right to know if parents are spying on them

British children will get the right to know when their parents are spying on them online under a binding code for technology firms, a data watchdog announced on Wednesday. Companies must tell

The evolution of the hacker: how businesses can stay protected

It is an uncomfortable truth that in 2020 it is no longer possible for businesses to completely protect themselves from cyber threats. Every organisation should be braced for such an

A vicious cycle: the economy of ransomware

Ransomware has been a prominent mainstay of the cyber threat landscape since the mid-2000s, used to target everything from individual users and SMBs through to global enterprises. In the last

Misconfigured Microsoft database exposed over 250m records

Security researcher Bob Diachenko recently discovered a misconfigured Microsoft database that contained over 250 million records pertaining to conversations between customers and Microsoft support agents. The database could be accessed

Was Jeff Bezos’ iPhone hacked by the Saudi Crown Prince?

UN human rights experts have expressed grave concern and have sought “an immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities” into the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ iPhone by

Is the end-user smart enough to make security decisions?

Is the end-user security savvy enough to make their own decisions? Should security choices be left to the end-user? At what point should a choice become a standard? Watch this

The seven things you should be measuring to make sense of your cyber-security culture

An organisation that focuses on these dimensions will have a stronger people-centric security culture than one that doesn’t, and will consequently be more cyber resilient. Cyber-security culture is increasingly recognised

Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained

Apple Inc dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees

The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control ‘killer robots’ in future wars

Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use