Rob Fenn

Will 2013 be the Year Businesses Take Information Security Seriously?

Will 2013 be the Year Businesses Take Information Security Seriously?

Yet again, 2012 was another year of security stories after the advent of ‘hactivism’ in 2011. Whilst computer viruses are still prevalent, with 2012 seeing the biggest infections to Apple Macs and phones operating Google Android, information security disasters have moved from mere industry website write-ups to the front pages of the broadsheets. As a result, today even technophobes are familiar with hacker groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec who famously targeted the likes of PayPal, Sony and MasterCard. Here in the UK, details from the Census were hacked and Travelodge was embarrassed after customer emails were obtained after their website fell victim to unauthorised access. With the dawn of super-fast, fibre optic broadband and with the ‘cloud’ era meaning information is conveniently av... »