Social Engineering Explained

Social engineering is the term used to describe manipulating others in to providing or doing things on your behalf.  In popular culture, it is most commonly associated with cyber criminals but in reality many of the techniques used are similar to those used by confidence artists (“con artists”) for decades. Given then the widespread use…

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Remote iPhone Hack

Ian Beer of Google’s Project Zero recently posted an article describing a vulnerability in iPhones allowing for a remote explotation, a simple video he posted on YouTube really demonstrates the terrifying scope of this vulnerability.  In it 26 iPhones of various types are laid out on the flaw with a laptop in shot with some additional…

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Cyber Security Firm FireEye Hacked

Governments and organisations around the world are steeling themselves for what appears to be an ever-escalating increase in state-sponsored cyber attacks.  The US cybersecurity firm FireEye  recently announced it has attacked by a “highly sophisticated threat actor”, believing the hacking was nation stated sponsored with evidence pointing to Russia.. In a blog post, CEO of…

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What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme originally developed as a framework for anyone that wanted to provide services to particular areas of government or military but has since expanded out to be a more general cyber security guideline and framework. In order to become Cyber Essentials certified, organisations must adhere to a strict set…

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WinRAR Vulnerability: A Vintage Threat

For users with might consider themselves of a certain ‘vintage’, they will almost certainly have come across the archiving/zipping tool WinRAR in their cyber travels. For those that don’t know, in medieval times, the ability to compress and uncompress (zip/unzip) files and folder wasn’t natively baked-in to Windows and other operating systems. If you want…

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Backstory, Splunk’s Nemesis?

While ‘Bricktop’ from the film Snatch might his own idea of what “what “nemesis” means”, the dictionary defines it as “punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided” Now I don’t know if Splunk deserve punishment but I do know their pricing is extortionate so anything that shakes up the SIEM market can…

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Security Awareness Training

A large customer of Seguro was interested in raising awareness of cyber security with some of its staff members after they were targeted by phishing campaigns. We provided a tailored version of our Cyber Security Awareness Basics course for a small initial group. In terms of the impact of the training, the users have successfully…

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