Why you will matter

We’re now getting to that time of year where we pause for reflection, take stock of what we’ve learnt and cast our eyes ahead to the new year with a sense of renewed optimism as to what we can achieve. 2012 can be better than 2011 and every year preceding that. That is the definition […]

Threats Facing Android

In a very recent article on PC World’s website, Eric Geier wrote that 2012 will see a rise in information security threats, aided, in part, by the ubiquity of mobile devices – smartphones, tablets and laptops for example – as well as the growing and sustainable popularity of social networks. Cybercrime is going to become […]

A Fortress or a Modern City? That is the question

Before he found international fame with his, to all intents, groundbreaking action-novel The Da Vinci Code, American author Dan Brown released a number of novels that later went on to become best-sellers. The first novel he ever released was entitled Digital Fortress, a thriller about a cryptographer who is called in by the National Security […]

Open source Android a target for cyber criminals

The smartphone revolution was always inevitable if we considered Moore’s law as indisputable fact. To abridge a very fascinating and somewhat complicated branch of philosophy coupled with technological discourse, Moore’s law relates to the idea put forward in 1965 by Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, that the number of transistors on a chip would double every […]

Everyone needs to (attend) RANT

It’s good to RANT. The Oxford Dictionary definition of a rant by the way is: “speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way.” We like impassioned, there’s a positive in that description. The word angry we don’t like so much. So, it’s good to RANT. You might have observed the capitalisation of RANT, […]

Metropolitan Police setting standards in the fight against cyber crime

For now, let us reflect on the good times. The Metropolitan Police revealed at the start of the month that its Central e-Crime Unit saved the UK economy an astonishing £140 million in just the last six months alone. With cyber crime costing the country a gargantuan £27 billion a year, its efforts –IT security […]

An eye on data, governments increase Google requests for information

The internet is, without a question of a doubt, a vital part of most people’s existence, from people working in forensics, to those involved in ethical hacking and cyber security professionals who keep on top of threats and/or the latest security measures against such activities. And Google is, perhaps, the dominant player in this virtual […]