Aspiring CISO. Cyber Entertainer, Writer, and Presenter. Humanity, not machinery. An observer of how we use and abuse technology. Empathetic and altruistic.
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Remind yourself to stop, breathe, and relax

While many of my readers assert I can make the most complex or obscure technologies understandable through my writing, I’ve always struggled to do the same with myself. Instead of sharing every nuance of the long-winding road that is my life, I’ll simply share a selection of points and invite further discussion. I think we’ll get along very well, so thank you for dropping by!


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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I know many cybersecurity professionals advocate for a defence-in-depth approach to ICT security that consists of many layers. What precisely those layers are can be highly subjective, depending on who you speak with on any given day. In some cases, it’s a firewall, intrusion prevention system, mail filter, and client anti-virus software. In other cases, it’s a locked gate, swipe cards, CCTV, and on-site personnel. Neither is wrong; they suit different objectives. The one constant that I’ve found to be absent regardless of the chosen solution is education.

In speaking with colleagues, contacts, clients and others, the degree to which…


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Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash

Data Brokers and Cyber Criminals are having a field day with the wealth of information we’re sharing online through social media and other platforms. It’s mortifying when taking a brief scroll through the major sites like Facebook and revealing information we don’t want to discover leaked online, yet we freely give this same data away.

During the current global crisis, many of us are cooped up, bored, and looking for any distraction and interaction we can find. …


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Photo by Lians Jadan on Unsplash

Picture this scene: It’s a modern office in a high-rise building, well-lit with the rising sun washing over the city below as it comes to life. People are hustling around the office’s floor space, interacting with each other, moving amongst offices and cubicles. Phones are ringing, blended into the din of the normal operations of an otherwise ordinary company.

There is something very different about the people, however. Each of them is carrying something invisible to them and taken for granted, forgotten, even.

Everyone must have one. Even if you set it down, it follows you wherever you go, and…

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