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An Eye For An Isp

23.3.2015 by Jenn Granger

If someone sold you a dodgy device, you’d probably get pretty mad; but if someone knowingly sold you a dodgy device that’s a whole new level of uncool. Some ISPs are being accused of distributing ADSL routers that they knew had security vulnerabilities, and although taking the higher ground is best, letting the world know what they’re up to and making a stand also seems pretty fair. However, there are ways that you can help protect yourself where they’ve failed to; and then to help make sure this ridiculousness doesn’t happen again. Cisco consultants Kyle Lovett and Dor Tumarkin told the CrestCon & IISP…

The One New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep

5.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

Get fit, learn a language, stop watching Great British Bake Off repeats until three in the morning – it’s five days into the New Year and it’s becoming rapidly and terrifyingly apparent that the resolutions we made in last week’s…

Say Goodbye To Cyber Security Month And Hello To The Rest Of Your Life

30.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

Tomorrow is the last day of cyber security month, and the first day of good cyber security practices fo’ life. We’ve had a fair few big breaches hit the headlines recently, and many more that are sure to have gone…

What Is: Vulnerability Scanning?

28.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

People are becoming increasingly aware of how valuable their online data is, and how easily it can be hacked (just ask South Korea!); but just because they know they’re vulnerable, doesn’t mean they know what to do next. It’s the…

Sacred Heart(Bleed)

21.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

There are two types of old friends: the ones that you look forward to catching up with over a cocktail and a curry, and the ones that steal your data and leave you weeping and ashamed in the eyes of…

Safety By Default

14.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s amazing the difference one little letter can make. For example, changing http to https can mean the difference between security and insecurity, even though it’s a little squiggle up in our address bar that many of us may not…

Basefund: Helping You Get Protected

29.7.2014 by Jenn Granger

Heartbleed. Cryptolocker. Gameover Zeus. Anyone who’s turned on the news recently will have heard that everyone from eBay to individuals are suffering under the weight of the cyber-threat, and recent figures revealed that cybercrime is costing North West England alone…