How has the digital age seen IT security jobs change?

In the last 10 years there have been many changes in IT. In this digital age, online banking and shopping has grown, computers have changed, and there has been a rise in the use of mobile devices. The way people access networks and

Three high-profile hacks from last year, and what we learned from them

There is a worldwide conflict going on between organisations of all sizes and hackers and, despite the efforts of cyber security personnel, each year there are a number of notable hacks. Last year saw plenty of high-profile incidents make the mainstream news, but what lessons can we

What could the future hold for information security?

In the UK alone, there are approximately 50 million cyber attacks every year. Although many of these will be fairly minor in nature, the recent hack of Talk Talk has demonstrated that they can often be extremely serious, not only for

How does pen testing work?

Penetration testing, more commonly referred to as ‘pen testing’ is a method of network testing used to combat network intrusion from outside sources, such as hackers and

Are passwords enough to provide us with online security?

It is fair to say that the vast majority of us now live our lives, to a large extent, online. We do our shopping, banking, bill paying and socialising via the internet, and although this is extremely convenient for us all, it is not without its

Acumin’s Cyber/IT/Information Security Year in Review – 2015: Q2

April – “No I insist, please just take it” In the month that acts surmounting to cyberwar unfolded, one airline went out of its way to make hackers’ jobs a lot easier. This time RyanAir wasn’t making the headlines for some new hare-brained schemes to charge for basic human rights on-board its planes (toilets, seatbelts, […]