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Ian Barker
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According to a new report from security awareness training company Wombat Security, people are starting to get the message on phishing.
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Mobile devices are increasingly used for many aspects of our lives and that includes playing games. But what does this mean for enterprises looking to promote their brands?
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Despite widespread concern about the security of mobile and IoT applications, organizations are ill-prepared for the risks they pose, according to new research.
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Almost a third of consumers watch pirated content even though they know it's illegal to do so and that it deprives the content creators of revenue.
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The UK's National Health Service is being targeted by ransomware according to a new study which shows that 30 percent of NHS Trusts have suffered an attack, potentially placing patient data and lives at risk.
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We've looked at earphones from RockJaw in the past and they've always offered a good compromise between reasonable price and a quality listening experience.
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The use of the cloud and as-a-service software models is having a big impact on the way businesses operate, but just how is this shift playing out?
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One of the challenges facing developed economies is that increased use of technology is set to wipe out may jobs. This is leading politicians to explore schemes like national basic incomes so that people can support themselves in a world where work is less certain.
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Fake and misleading stories plague the internet and there's always a risk that if not spotted they can influence decisions within an organization.
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Consumers want to communicate with businesses using SMS according to a new study, but companies are failing to grasp the opportunity this offers.
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An 81 percent drop recorded in Locky ransomware infections in December is thought to be down to the cyber criminals behind the malware taking a Christmas break.
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Technology means that marketers are able to collect more information on customers and their purchasing habits than ever before.
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Writer and editor
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  • Writer & Editor
    Freelance writer and editor, 2012 - present
    Self employed writer and editor. Specialising in PCs and related technology but will write anything for money.
  • Magnesium Media Ltd
    Editor, 2005 - 2012
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Freelance writer and editor - latest novel One Hot Summer out now
Introduction
Freelance writer and editor, novelist and all round good egg
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Former editor of PC Utilities magazine, two novels currently in print with Rebel e Publishers
Education
  • University of Teesside
    Business Studies, 1977 - 1981
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Consumers are starting to get the message on phishing
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According to a new report from security awareness training company Wombat Security, people are starting to get the message on phishing.

Work and personal app usage blurs as enterprise users change their habits
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The use of the cloud and as-a-service software models is having a big impact on the way businesses operate, but just how is this shift playi

Why advertisers need to wake up to mobile games
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Mobile devices are increasingly used for many aspects of our lives and that includes playing games. But what does this mean for enterprises

Taxi drivers, cashiers and other jobs facing extinction by technology
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One of the challenges facing developed economies is that increased use of technology is set to wipe out may jobs. This is leading politician

Businesses not prepared for the risk from mobile and IoT apps
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Despite widespread concern about the security of mobile and IoT applications, organizations are ill-prepared for the risks they pose, accord

New Flock plug-in targets fake news -- you'll never guess what happens next
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Fake and misleading stories plague the internet and there's always a risk that if not spotted they can influence decisions within an organiz

Many consumers don't care about the impact of piracy
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Almost a third of consumers watch pirated content even though they know it's illegal to do so and that it deprives the content creators of r

Businesses missing out by not engaging customers with SMS
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Consumers want to communicate with businesses using SMS according to a new study, but companies are failing to grasp the opportunity this of

UK health trusts hit by ransomware attacks
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The UK's National Health Service is being targeted by ransomware according to a new study which shows that 30 percent of NHS Trusts have suf

Even ransomware stops for Christmas
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An 81 percent drop recorded in Locky ransomware infections in December is thought to be down to the cyber criminals behind the malware takin

RockJaw Resonate -- clever design combined with quality audio [Review]
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We've looked at earphones from RockJaw in the past and they've always offered a good compromise between reasonable price and a quality liste

Social apps dominate mobile activity
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Yahoo's mobile analytics arm Flurry has released its State of Mobile report for 2016, looking at mobile app activity and trends from the las

New platform detects and blocks attacks using behavior patterns
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Traditional security solutions rely on detecting an attack based on existing information, which allows zero-day threats to slip through the

Complaints about two-factor authentication are on the rise
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Of companies that use two-factor authentication, 74 percent admit that they receive complaints about it from their users -- and nearly 10 pe

Public cloud has the greatest security implications say execs
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A new survey reveals that 65 percent of senior IT and security executives think that the biggest security risks for business come from publi

Modeling and analytics and their role in business [Q&A]
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Businesses are collecting more data about their operations and their customers than ever before. But data in itself is only part of the stor

Ransom is the #1 motivation behind cyber attacks
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A new report from cyber security and application delivery company Radware reveals that almost half of businesses (49 percent) say they’ve be

Insiders or outsiders, which is the greater threat?
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Historically, the idea of a hacker has always conjured up images of the outsider trying to gain access to government or corporate systems.

Security and the Internet of Things [Q&A]
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Last year saw the Mirai botnet harness routers and other IoT devices to launch DDoS attacks against internet services.

Many businesses are are relying on others to fight DDoS attacks
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With large scale cyber attacks constantly hitting the headlines, businesses ought to be aware of the need to protect themselves.