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,...

Getting the Cyber Security Basics Right

Back to the basics with Cyber Essentials Four years is a long time in cyber security; a lot can change in that time. But surprisingly, a lot also stays the same. Back in 2016, the National Cyber Security Centre released a white paper on Common Cyber Attacks: Reducing...

Does SolarWinds Mean Cyber Essentials is Dead?

The King is Dead, Long Live the King! For the last few years, the cyber security commentary has been if you focus on the basics, and do the basics well, you will prevent 90% plus of cyber security attacks. To many this has been interpreted as doing the “Cyber...

Christmas Card Competition 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to send our Season’s Greetings and wish a very Happy New Year to all our customers. This year has turned out very different to how we all imagined it and there have been massive changes in the way we work. To bring some fun and...