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GDPR Material and Territorial Scopes

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on February 8, 2018

The new EU General Data Regulation will enter into force 25 May of this year. The GDPR contains rules concerning the protection of natural persons when their personal data are processed and rules on the free movement of personal data. The new regulation is not revolutionary but an evolution from the previous Data Protection Act 1998 […]

DirectDefense vs Carbon Black

Posted by Martin Zinaich on August 10, 2017

Attacks come from many angles in the Information Security game. To wit, a spat between two security vendors – Carbon Black and DirectDefense. DirectDefense released a report on Carbon Black’s Cb Response product. In a report titled “Harvesting Cb Response Data Leaks for fun and profit,” DirectDefense uncovered some disturbing data leakage. Is so doing, […]

NCSC and Twitter

Posted by Kevin on January 4, 2017

Hmm… Not sure what to say about this. Still, it’s good of them to let us know.

Nintendo Switch reveal wows gamers but alienates stock market

Posted by Josh Townsend on October 24, 2016

With Nintendo’s secretive ‘NX’ project finally given a trailer reveal as the Nintendo Switch, gamers have finally been given some answers on Nintendo’s new product, but there are still some important questions left to answer. The trailer does a good job of showing the USP of their new product – a home console which can […]

Book Review: Game Hacking, by Nick Cano

Posted by Josh Townsend on October 22, 2016

Nick Cano’s Game Hacking walks an unusual line between gaming, computer security and coding. Many involved in the gaming industry, especially with online gaming, know that security can be just as challenging and serious a subject as in other spheres of computing; but to many – even many gamers – video games are still not quite […]

Yet more VR announcements add confusion to a crowded market

Posted by Josh Townsend on October 11, 2016

Virtual Reality saw a lot of news in the first week of October, which has done little to clarify or stabilise a marketplace that many already see as confusing and complicated. The first big announcement comes from Google, with the news that they going beyond their ‘Cardboard’ VR-viewing device with a more purpose-built headset, the […]

Problems addressable by quantum computing

Posted by Rob Slade on September 21, 2016

Quantum computing will probably make possible certain types of calculation and analysis that have been difficult or impossible with traditional digital computers. These new operations will, as every new development in information technology, have implications for security. New means of analysis and detection will be possible. At the same time, new vulnerabilities and methods of […]

A (very small) introduction to quantum computing

Posted by Rob Slade on September 19, 2016

Right. I promised to expand on the security implications of quantum computing. First off, I probably need to discuss what quantum computing is. Not in a huge amount of technical detail. If you want to get into that, there are lots of papers out on the net for you to read. Let’s start with bits. […]

Windows 10 Internet problems

Posted by Rob Slade on July 26, 2016

I should, of course, have known better, but, running ahead of the deadline, I “upgraded” to Windows 10. (I *did*, at least, do some research before I started, and turned off the worst of the privacy issues.) I ran smack into the intermittently reported problem of intermittent Internet connection problems. Some sites I can reach, […]

Private company CONCENTRIX acting on belhaf of HMRC

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on July 12, 2016

  UPDATE : 14th September 2016, after a too long debacle, HMRC has decided not to extend contract with Concentrix following outcry over wrong tax credit cuts. HMRC contractor who failed to repay customers’ tax credits will still be paid tens of millions Tasmina Sheikh MP Verified account ‏@TasminaSheikh Families are still living a day […]