Internet of Things

Simple Overview of IoT

I came across a tweet recently from NIST Cyber Security (US National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Division) that gave a very good summary of what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, the threats and what is being done to help mitigate them. “NIST (@NIST) tweeted at 10:54 pm on Fri, Oct 04,… Continue Reading →

Security Concerns Regarding Smart Energy Meters

In the UK there is a government initiative to have smart electricity and gas supply meters fitted to all homes by the end of 2020. At this point this is not mandatory and you can decline. However, a trick the energy companies are employing (as was recently brought o my attention by my energy supplier,… Continue Reading →

Using Wearable Technology Safely – A Pocket Guide

We all like our gadgets, whether they have some form of smart technology in them or not. Wearable technology is also very popular. What is wearable technology? Wearable technology is simply a technology, or device, that you can attach to your body. This can be: Smart Watches, including the non-smart kind Fitness Trackers GPS Trackers… Continue Reading →

A Review of 2019

What a difference 365 days makes. 2019 has been an eventful year for cyber security professionals with a number of new threats emerging as well as an escalation in ransomware and level of data breaches as well as all the normal threat vectors. IoT has also featured heavily in the cyber security landscape. But first… 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… Continue Reading →

Securing your Internet of Things

There is a lot of press coverage on what is called ‘The Internet of Things’, or abbreviated to IoT. What is IoT? This is a collection of devices that are not typically identified as computers. They can be anything from: Light bulbs connected to a home automation system Domestic appliances Sensors on industrial plant Industrial… 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 →


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