Sunburst – A New Dawn

  On Monday 19th April 2021, CIISec Nottingham, Derby and Leicester branch collaborated with BCS Nottingham and Derby to host a virtual event, “Sunburst – A New Dawn”. The event was well attended by nearly 100 security professionals from both organisations....

Cyber Essentials – Frequently Asked Questions

  What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme which provides simple but effective controls to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a range of the most common cyber-attacks.    Why should my business be interested in Cyber...

IASME Governance Audited Gold Certification

Nexor is delighted to announce that we are now an IASME Consortium licensed Certification Body for the Cyber Essentials Scheme, a basic but comprehensive cyber security accreditation created following Government concern that organisations were failing to adequately...

Employees are our First Line of Defence

Information Security is at a crossroads; we have more and more tools available to mitigate attacks but the number of security incidents such as data breaches is on the rise – why is this? Everyone thinks they know what they should be doing when it comes to...

What is Servant Leadership?

Going through Scrum Master training gave me one of the greatest leadership tools I’ve ever received, one that I use on a daily basis within my role as a Product Manager, but also as a leader in my organisation and in the wider community. It’s a mindset...

Certifications & Skills in Cyber Security Recruitment

Are We Looking for Unicorns Are we looking for realistic combinations of skills and certifications in cyber security recruitment, or are we looking for mythical candidates who, like unicorns, simply don’t exist? That was the question posed on Monday 8th...

Automated Security Tools can miss the bigger picture

Using Maths to Show that Automated Security Tools do not Provide Security Automated security tools can be a very effective security tool, but there are pitfalls for the unwary. I will use a couple of well-known maths puzzles to illustrate why these pitfalls exist. 1 =...

Risk Assessments – A Cats Tale

Risk Assessments, Cat Flaps and Ransomware One of the most common activities undertaken as a Security Consultant at Nexor is talking to clients about risk management and risk assessments.  There are many different methodologies that can be used to determine risk, but...

High Assurance Cyber Security

What is High Assurance? As computer security systems have evolved over the years, hackers have become more sophisticated. Their methods have changed, targeting any vulnerabilities to try and find a way into a system. No business is immune from cyber attacks,...