See me speak at the Cloud Security Summit in London

There is another chance to see me speak in London next month, as I’ll be keynoting at the Cloud Security Summit on Wednesday 20th June.

Find out how to reserve your place at this event.

Smashing Security #033: 1Password, net neutrality, and spatchcock chicken

Is password manager 1Password treating its customers unfairly? Are autonomous cars driving us around the bend? And what is this Net Neutrality thing anyway?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

65% of IT professionals feel Shadow IT is compromising cloud security

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

StormCloud 2017 – See me speaking in London, January 2017

I’m going to be delivering a keynote, “Threats to business in 2017: Things just got serious”, at a conference being held in London on 26 January.

Tickets are free, but spaces are very limited – so apply now!

Stop calling it ‘the cloud’, start selling t-shirts…

A couple of years ago, I said something to the press which became a minor meme…

Data Security in the Cloud 2016 – hear me speak in London

I’m going to be delivering a keynote, “The next wave of cybercrime – is your cloud hardened against the hackers?”, at a conference being held in London on 15 June 2016.

And readers of can get a 50% discount for their delegate passes. Huzzah!

Stolen usernames and passwords still cause almost a quarter of all data breaches

Companies and consumers alike love “the cloud”.

But the same security mistakes appear to be helping hackers steal data from cloud-based systems time and time again.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Encryption is the only guarantee of data destruction in the cloud

Guest columnist Bob Covello argues that the only absolute guarantee that data you store in the cloud will never be accessed by an unauthorised party is to encrypt it.

The 12 security questions you should ask your cloud provider

ENISA has just released its cloud security guide for small and medium-sized businesses, and it makes essential reading for any SME wanting to understand the security risks and opportunities they should consider when switching to cloud services.

Read more in my article on the Intralinks blog.

Securing data needs to evolve beyond building moats around castles

Guest contributor Ramesh Rajagopal believes that security needs a rethink.

You don’t have to be a major Hollywood studio to see the IP risks in cloud file locker services

Dropbox has made it far easier for the general public to violate Intellectual Property laws.

But it’s not just movies. Confidential corporate information, which can include sensitive legal documents, sales projection slides, customer spreadsheets, and proprietary software, can also be at risk.

You’ve uploaded files to Dropbox. But just how private are they?

Dropbox admits it is checking files shared publicly on its systems for copyright infringements.

If you don’t like it, you have to start securely encrypting your data *before* you upload it to the cloud.

Don’t call it ‘the cloud’. Call it ‘someone else’s computer’

“Cloud” is a lovely, fluffy, comforting word.

Is that why we trust it more than saying we’re storing our data on “someone else’s computer”?

Microsoft recovers lost Sidekick data

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Catastrophic data loss for Sidekick users

Read more in my article at Naked Security.