How to combat social media security risks

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Security risks on social media can come from outside and inside the company; from outside they are usually malicious, but from inside the company they are often caused by human error. There are also security risks inherent to the platforms themselves, but aside from removing your business from social media altogether (which I certainly do …

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KRACK, making majority of UK Wi-Fi unsecure and public

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Back in early January I wrote an article on the security of public Wi-Fi networks, which discussed and demonstrated how unsecure public Wi-Fis are. From it, we asked website owners move onto SSL/TSL protocols. As of yesterday this is now even more important as the major Wi-Fi security protocol, WPA2 has been found to have a severe flaw which …

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Cyber Security interview with Dr Mils Hills at the University of Northampton Business School

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October 2017 is the fifth annual Cyber Security Month (CyberSecMonth), a campaign that is working to raise awareness of cyber security threats among businesses and individuals. As part of this, SALT.agency is carrying out one interview a week with cyber security experts across the world. In our first blog we spoke to the Dorset Police …

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Cyber Security interview with Dorset Police Cyber Crime Unit

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This October is the fifth European Cyber Security Month, an annual awareness campaign that hopes to raise awareness of cyber security threats. Alongside this, the campaign hopes to promote cyber security among individuals and organisations, as well as providing the necessary resources to protect themselves online. To help raise awareness, SALT.agency is interviewing one cyber security …

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WhatsApp: personal privacy vs national security

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WhatsApp has made its unrivalled personal privacy and security its main selling points in recent times; these are especially welcome traits in a communications tool when one considers how many times WhatsApp’s sister app and social platform, Facebook, has featured in the news due to its security flaws. In fact, SALT’s very own Technical Director, …

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Data encryption, the anti-fad of 2017

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We’re only half way through 2017 and we’ve witnessed a number of trends and fads, from fidget spinners, the dab, and the increasing rise of household voice activated devices such as Google Home, Echo, and the in-development Vega. This has led to a lot of marketing agencies jumping onto the bandwagon that is artificial intelligence, …

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Why industrial control systems need cyber security

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You might not know it but due to a lack of technical security testing, some industrial systems are at risk of severe cyber attacks. Industrial Control Systems, commonly known as ICS, can cover everything from transport and water to nuclear reactors. It’s no surprise then, that potential vulnerabilities are cause for serious concern. According to …

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