PANDORA: the single cable to desktop challenge

PANDORA: The single cable to desktop challenge August 2017 PANDORA is a concept demonstrator programme undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence, as part of the C4ISR Secure Information Infrastructure and Services (CSIIS) research programme, to remove the risk from...

Why AWS wasn’t the real point of failure

Why AWS wasn’t the real point of failure March 2017 So, Amazon Web Services went AWOL this week, leaving many websites inoperable. In the currently climate of fake and inaccurate news, it is important to read beyond the headline to realise that “AWS” did not go...

Japanese Defence Ministry Hack Shows No Network Is Safe

Japanese Defence Ministry Hack Shows No Network Is Safe December 2016 Although Japanese government officials have since denied the reports, it seems that a secure network used by the country’s defence forces was breached earlier this year. The Defence Ministry...

We cannot let passwords die (yet)

We cannot let passwords die (yet) August 2016 I’m getting fed up with marketing that says “Passwords must die” only to present yet another solution that won’t replace them. The challenge to solve is ubiquity – this is why passwords have stood the test of time, even...

DNS Tunnelling

DNS Tunnelling August 2015 A recent project at Nexor required us to look at the challenges of providing access to the DNS from a secure environment. It reminded me of the issues related to DNS tunnelling. DNS tunnelling enables a user to run a full TCP/IP stack over...