Transitioning to ISO 27001:2013 – An Interview with Alan Calder

With the release of ISO 27001:2013 last October, organizations that are already certified to the 2005 version of the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard will be looking to transition to the new 2013 version over the next 12 months. The updated Standard contains changes that will affect the way you maintain your Information Security Management System (ISMS). Alan Calder, a globally recognized expert in information security and ISO 27001, is…

How to Hack Someone’s Account? Ask Them for the Password!

ESET Ireland has been following a surge of phishing emails redirecting users to faked banking, PayPal and Microsoft account sites for harvesting login details, including a username and password. Although a surprisingly large number of people still use passwords like “12345” or “password” for their various accounts, cybercriminals have taken an easier route than trying to hack into peoples’ accounts. “Ask and you shall receive” seems to be their motto,…

10 tips for securing your smartphone

we thought we’d prepare some tips to help keep your smartphone safe. 1. Always secure your smartphone with a password One of the most basic security tips, but one which is sometimes completely overlooked! Having no access protection at all is just foolish. Swipe patterns are ok, but greasy finger-trails could reveal too much. A four-digit PIN is an improvement but using a strong passcode is the ideal phone protection.…

Yes, your smartphone camera can be used to spy on you…

Yes, smartphone cameras can be used to spy on you – if you’re not careful. A researcher claims to have written an Android app that takes photos and videos using a smartphone camera, even while the screen is turned off – a pretty handy tool for a spy or a creepy stalker. University student Szymon Sidor claimed in a blog post and a video that his Android app works by…

Indian firms face deficit in cyber security infrastructure: Websense

Cyber security infrastructure in enterprises in India faces a startling deficit and there is a disconnect between executives and security teams, a report said today. Prepared by cyber security firm Websense and Ponemon Institute, the report, ‘Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: A Global Perspective’, also revealed that firms have limited visibility into attack activity. “The report reveals that how better communication and information about cybersecurity, the right investment in skilled personnel…