Consumer

Smart Home, or Dumb Home/Smart Cloud?

At the end of my street, tucked between some bushes and a tree in someone else’s garden, is a weathered beige box. I’d never noticed it before this week, but it’s become very important to me, because that dirty, unloved box is responsible for whether my smart home automation works, or not. Yes, that beige …

Consumer

CES2015 – A festival of uncontrolled IOT and Smart devices.

The Internet of Things (IOT) and “smart devices” were THE big thing at CES this year – the show was flooded with novel gadgets from every manufacturer – from smart connected coffee makers, health tracking devices, fire alarms, home security systems, and even vehicles which some are considering the next “wearable”. CES behemoth Samsung’s CEO Boo-Keun …

Executive Perspectives

Travelling Secure with Electronic Devices

This week, Tara McKelvey from BBC News Magazine again reminded us that government agents at borders are universally allowed to inspect, and in most cases detain our possessions as we enter countries – this of course includes laptops, iPods, USB sticks, digital media, memory cards etc. In the USA for example, the Customs and Border …

Executive Perspectives, Security Connected

Dear Customer – Turn on the protection features you bought please?

The recent press activity around the New York Times Cyberattack, and the response from their vendor are causing quite a stir in the malware protection community – so much in fact that some journalists have gone as far as claiming that  “antivirus protection alone barely represents a speed bump to determined hackers” Andy Greenburg, Forbes Surprisingly, …