Everyone’s talking about DDoS: Part One

Too much of anything is a bad thing. Too much sleep, too many drinks of cola, too much bad TV… even too much time at the gym, well, it’s not good. Excessiveness is just that: surplus to what is ideal, desirable and manageable. In the IT sector, one of the things we can all do […]

Google’s insight into online attacks

Google matters. It is central to our most people’s lives, a steadfast friend whose counsel is invaluable, whose knowledge is like the never-ending expanse of space, a trusty source to consult for information, facts, and entertainment. Marissa Mayer, the American multinational company’s vice president of location and local services, perhaps said it best when compared […]

Mad Hulk does good

The Hulk is an iconic comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, a brutal superhero who only manifests himself when his alter-ego Dr Bruce Banner loses control of his rage or is put in a position when his life is in danger. In the Marvel Comic universe, that is more often than not. […]

What LinkedIn’s security breach tells us

It’s a rule of law that the mightier you are the harder the fall will be, which is to say in this 24/7 age of interconnectivity, wired-up to the internet every single second of the day, with everyone effectively an IT practitioner, any shortcomings, big or small, will be most visible. When the professional social networking […]

Mobile security and cloud computing important to business continuity

You can plan for natural disasters. Through technological advances and constant monitoring, the damage done by floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados is far lower than it would be otherwise. Of course, it goes without saying that the capricious nature of some natural disasters is beyond human control – sometimes things unfold in the moment and […]