Cloud Security Expo 2016 – ‘the big con’

This Tuesday and Wednesday, my work colleagues and I attended the Cloud Security Expo at the Excel Centre, London. As ever, our main intention was to sit in on some of the great talks on offer while also making the most of the networking opportunities. Unfortunately, and this is a failing of the venue, many […]

Chocolate, teddy bears and pens – my experience of RANT Reloaded

Yesterday, I and a few of my work colleagues met up in London for a conference I had mixed feelings about – RANT Reloaded. Why mixed feelings? Because I’ve been to these events before and the first two were very good (read about them here and here) but last year’s sucked. Big time. But, hey, Simon and […]

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 […]