I was recently engaged to present a half-day workshop to a Government agency on the topic of content filtering technologies. Naturally this is a technology topic that Enex TestLab has had significant involvement with over the years, and something that I have personally had to deal with on a number of levels (and for a number of reasons).
A vast majority of workers these days carry around mobile devices which have the capability of accessing the internet. Some of these devices are supplied by organisations, but in most cases they are the employee’s own personal devices.
One thing that I have been pondering recently is how a typical individual knows their system has been compromised.
A recent spate of incidents involving a fraudulent trucking company has led me to consider its parallels with the information industry.
One of my acquaintances recently raised the subject of information security. Not surprising given it’s a specialist area for Enex TestLab, but his point was that less security conscious peers and workers tend to presume that information security is the domain of IT boffins.
A colleague of mine recently posed the query: “What is the real difference between cloud security and data centre security?” Really it is all the same - servers, storage, networking and so on.
Recently an acquaintance of mine posed me the questions; Who are the hackers? Who pays them? And, what do they get paid?
How easy is that to answer .. .. .. NOT !
I have been working in the security industry for over 18 years, and in that time I have often pondered the ‘generation differences’.
am one of those very lucky few 30-somethings who had a “natural” bent for computing, growing up in the days of the Commodore (that of the nerd, not bogan). While I wouldn’t consider myself stupid, my apparent success is a testament to that, perhaps though that is just luck and fate falling into the right place at the right time.
Security, Security, Security, for many of those in the industry it is the mantra they live by. Without security there is insecurity. Everyone is a threat, and out to get you with their nefarious deeds. The biggest threat to your personal security apart from physical action ~ outright terrorist threat or violent crime is far more passive and difficult to detect, being; identity theft and associated fraud or other criminal activity once the bad guys own you.