Michael Brunton-Spall
A weekly roundup of cyber security, technology and digital content presented with a small amount of editorial comment
Created 27 Sep 2020
  • Cyberweekly #169 - Knowing how it’s used
    03 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The products and services that we offer to our users and customers is something we can only improve if we actually understand how it is being used. In one of my first experiences with watching user re...
  • Cyberweekly #168 - The modern cloud is different
    26 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    I think I’ve said this before, and I’m sure I’m repeating myself, but lifting and shifting your data centre into the cloud isn’t actually a good idea. The public cloud is like for like more expensive ...
  • Cyberweekly #167 - We rely on our suppliers
    19 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Supply chains have been a cybersecurity issue since well before the Solarwinds hack, but have risen to prominance in the last year. They’re super hard to reason about, because in reality, no two suppl...
  • Cyberweekly #166 - Defending against ransomware
    12 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 2 0
    Ransomware infection is almost certainly the single most impactful cybersecurity incident that your company or organisation could suffer from. If you look at incident breach numbers, then users accide...
  • Cyberweekly #165 - Taking time to relax
    05 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    Last weeks issue seems to have hit a chord with people. I had a number of people reach out to say how much the burnout article resonated with them, and how it really touched on how they were feeling a...
  • Cyberweekly #164 - Investing in your staff for a better future
    29 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
    The last 18 months has been a particularly rough time for lots of people. A global pandemic has changed working patterns, and as many commentators have pointed out, accelerated a working from home con...
  • Cyberweekly #163 - Passing on knowledge
    22 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    We're bad as an industry at passing on knowledge. Much of the digital transformation of the last 10 years was a repeat, or reapplication of the agile evolution in software development, which mostly ca...
  • Cyberweekly #162 - Whose data is it?
    15 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
    It’s easy to think of data as being very similar to physical property, this is my browsing data, that is your personally identifiable information, and data is like toxic waste that needs to be minimal...
  • Cyberweekly #161 - How to make a difference
    08 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
    It's really easy to criticise, in fact I do it on a weekly basis, but it's much harder to create. Reading the Committee on homeland security and governmental affairs report, I was struck that the repo...
  • Cyberweekly #160 - Competent adversaries and us
    01 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    I think I've said this before, but we're really not good at visualising or understanding risk. One of the biggest issues with security is that you are often talking about predicting events that will o...
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