Monthly Archives: January 2015

Facebook gets knocked down, and is up again

How fast can your company recover from an Information Security breach?

Nowadays, it is clear that information security breaches are happening everywhere.
The importance of swift response and a clear policy for Information Security, prevention and responses was made clear again in the early hours of this morning. People were in uproar on social media.Screenshot_2015-01-27-11-32-11

Facebook, Tinder, Instagram all went down for about 40 minutes, with millions of people's personal information potentially being compromised, as well as inconveniencing Facebook's huge online footprint. A full summary of what happened can be found on the Verge's website

An online hactivist group, called The Lizard Squad hinted at claiming responsibility. The Lizard Squad also claimed responsibility for the Christmas hack of Sony Playstations, causing misery to millions of young consumers who were hoping to enjoy their brand new presents. Lizard Squad also claimed responsibility for hacking Malaysia Airline's website this week, and Tweeted support for IS.lizard sqd

Facebook later made a public statement that they had not been hacked by The Lizard Squad.

However you view the situation, it is incredible that an organisation with the scale and scope of Facebook was able to resume normal service after only 40 minutes. A spokesperson stated "We moved quickly to fix the problem, and services are back to 100% for everyone."

Would your company be able to get your online presence up again so swiftly? Would your company be able to analyse the situation, quantify the risk, and move forward so calmly?

If not, perhaps you would be interested in looking at our accredited postgraduate qualifications in Information Security.

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Photo credits theladbible.com, BBC, The Verge.

Jay’s Corner

Education in the digital age, part 2.

jahan Choudry002 Jahan Choudhry Ba(hons) PG/DTLLS shares his thoughts with us on education in the digital age, based on 15 years teaching experience of English for Academic Purposes , including at Regents University, London. He currently supports students with their blended and...
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Jay’s Corner

jahan Choudry002Jahan Choudry Ba(hons) PG/DTLLS shares his thoughts with us on education in the digital age, based on 15 years teaching experience of English for Academic Purposes , including at Regents University, London. He currently supports students with their blended and online learning experience at ABS. Education is...
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This week in Cyber Security 23/01/15

  • korean nuclear reactor
  • eugene kasperky

Something strange is happening to Eugene Kaspersky.

thisweek004The cyber-security guru, who has been at the forefront of his field for more than 25 years, can scarcely stride a few metres in the main conference hall of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos without being stopped by a chief executive or head of state.

Indeed, merely being in the Swiss mountains is eating into the fast-talking Russian's much sought-after time.

In recent weeks, he has spent more time in "Boeings and Airbuses" than on the ground, being flown around the world to advise business leaders and government bodies - including the UK's National Crime Agency - on battling ever more daring cyber criminals.

Clearly world leaders have realised the impact cyber security has on the smooth dat to day running of modern businesses, not just on the international stage. They are beginning to act. It is time for you to as well.

Click here for the full BBC article

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Arthur C. Clarke predicted the internet of things in 1974

Arthur C. Clarke predicted the internet of things as far back as 1974.

arthur c clarke c for computer 1974In 'C for Computer', first broadcast on 29 May 1974, he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that by 2001 every household will have a computer and be connected all over the world. You will receive bank statement online, and be able to commuincate globally. The entrepreneur of the future will not be tied to cities, but will be free to live wherever they choose.

 

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Original video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRZebE8O84