Host Unknown – a humble apology

Back in April 2014 I wrote a scathing review of Host Unknown and its efforts to merge the worlds of InfoSec professionalism and rap culture. I said at the time that video expert and well-known superstar Javvad Malik was being held back by wannabes Thom Langford and Andrew Agnes whose hammy acting was probably best […]

You know you’re winning when…

My daughter (a young teen) has just sent me this: !!!! IPHONE USERS WARNING !!!! DO NOT ENTER YOUR PASSCODE IF YOU SEE THIS POP UP ON YOUR iPhone! This appeared on my phone this morning and I thought it was a bit suspicious. I googled it and there were a few instances of it […]

Man who owned Google.com for a minute receives reward, gives it all to charity

Last week I wrote an article for Nak Sec about Sanmay Ved, the ex-Google Display Specialist and Account Strategist who snapped up the Google.com domain for just $12. He may have only owned it for a minute but that was enough to get the soon-to-be-Alphabet to take notice. The Mountain View company realised its mistake […]

Growth of cloud and mobile technologies fuels continuing demand for IT security skills but training still not a priority

Recruitment consultancy Robert Half Technology has recently published a new¬†report¬†which throws out some interesting but not entirely unexpected figures about the demand for IT security professionals. As you can probably imagine, that demand is set to remain high with just under half (47%) of UK CIOs saying they are likely to beef up their teams […]

The Rant Conference 2015 – Blisters, T-Shirts And Self-Inflicted Social Engineering

Having attended and thoroughly enjoyed the previous two RANT conferences in 2013 and 2014, the anticipation for this year’s event was huge. So huge in fact that I am reliably informed that I picked up ticket #001. With the day booked as holiday some months in advance, I was well set, until the pesky tube […]