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Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step
Apple and Starbucks are two of the world’s most trusted companies, but their reputations were recently tarnished thanks to some novice cybersecurity mistakes. Both setup syste...

How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit

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Buchanan, B. (2017)
How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit. https://theconversation.com/how-wannacry-caused-global-panic-but-failed-to-turn-much-of-a-profit-77740
The WannaCry cyber-attack led to panic across the globe, showing just how important it is for organisations to have secure operating systems. This was not even the most sophis...

Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction. Edinburgh Napier University
1.1 Objectives 1.2 Introduction 1.3 Security Taxonomy 1.4 Threats Hardware misuse Environmental risks External misuse Pests Active misuse Passive misuse Masquerading...

If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect

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Buchanan, B. (2016)
If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect. https://theconversation.com/if-two-countries-waged-cyber-war-on-each-another-heres-what-to-expect-63544
Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care ...

Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security
The growing extent to which our day-to-day infrastructure is computer-controlled and internet-connected leaves it open to the possibility that malicious hackers could intercep...

Codebreaking has moved on since Turing’s day, with dangerous implications.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Codebreaking has moved on since Turing’s day, with dangerous implications
We have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that’s childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national i...

In cybersecurity, the weakest link is … you

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Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
In cybersecurity, the weakest link is … you
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Computer security relies on a great number of links, hardware, software and something else altogether: you. The greatest threat ...

If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at “switching off” some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This m...

If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too
We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see Bara...

US hack shows data is the new frontier in cyber security conflict.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
US hack shows data is the new frontier in cyber security conflict
More than four million personal records of US government workers are thought to have been hacked and stolen, it has been. With US investigators blaming the Chinese government ...