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 […]

#RANT2015 Breakout: Jen Jenny And The Axeman’s Jazz

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[note: it’s a Life On Mars thing, in case you were wondering] So, as many of you know, I like to write something up after I’ve been to a conference and this time is no exception. But I am going to do it differently this time. Mainly because I’m tired – the tube strike forced […]

The EU Security Blogger Awards 2015

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After leaving BSidesLondon I walked back to Olympia for the EU Security Blogger Awards, keen to see whether the Naked Security blog would win one or both of the categories it was nominated in. I was also feeling really excited for some of my friends who were nominated in other categories – I had high hopes they’d scoop at least […]

Rookies, Blue Pills And Mars Bars – BSidesLondon 2015


With InfoSecurity (I had a great time) almost done for another year (more later), Wednesday was BSidesLondon day. Riding into town on the tube (I got a seat!) I reflected on years gone by – the first BSidesLondon was the first conference I ever attended – and how things had changed. Gone were the nerves […]