Securing your Remote Desktop

This is an extension to my blog Productive and Secure Remote Working and Cyber Security during a Pandemic where I just want to describe an emerging cyber threat relating to home working and in particular remote desktop access. When we are in the office we are protected by a number of systems and firewalls. Our individual PC's... Continue Reading →

Managing and Securing Data

We all have gigabytes of business and personal data that is held in a variety of formats. Do you know what data you have, if it is secured correctly and where it all is? This subject is of massive importance to companies, but is equally important to individuals since you have a trove of data... Continue Reading →

What your Travel Documents Know About You

Anyone who has traveled by aircraft will have had to go through the whole boarding pass process. However, what information does a boarding pass have on it about you and how accessible is it? A typical boarding pass has the following information printed on it: Your NameFlight Number and Airline NameDate of DepartureDeparture and Destination... Continue Reading →

Virtual Private Networks

We have all seen the adverts on TV, and in the media in general, around how a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will secure your web browsing, and make your connection totally private. Well, I hate to say this, but this is not totally true. So, what is a VPN? We need to first of all... Continue Reading →

Electronic Payments

When was the last time you paid for a transaction in cash? We all use electronic forms of payment these days, and in some cases people just don't carry cash anymore. So, what are the various forms of electronic payments we use? The following are the usual examples: Credit/Debit Cards (in person or online)Direct Debit... Continue Reading →

Nation State Privacy

The principles I established when I set up this website was to promote Cyber Security and Personal Privacy and how individuals as well as companies (large and small) can ensure their cyber security and privacy. This is an ever changing landscape and I feel I will never be out of a job, especially if what... Continue Reading →

Securing your Smartphone/Mobile Device

An interesting factoid came to be earlier this week via a tweet by Twitter user @Tarah about the top 20 most commonly used 4 digit Mobile PINs. I also found a similar list on Gizmodo that also gave the percentages. These are as follows: 1234 1111 0000 1212 7777 1004 2000 4444 2222 6969 9999... Continue Reading →

Precautions to Take with USB Devices

Today we totally rely on USB based devices to run our lives. Our phones charge using a USB cable, we connect flash drives through a USB connection to our PC's and phones. We even attach WiFi dongles and ethernet adaptors using USB. USB is also evolving into faster data transfer speeds to the point now... Continue Reading →

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