Category: Advent IM Blog

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Global Risk Community – Mike Gillespie Interview

Listen to his interview with Mike Gillespie here , who is a Global Influencer in the area of Internet Security. Below are just some of the questions discussed with Mike: Does remote working seem like a trend that will continue even if lockdowns abate? How do information security professionals feel about such widespread remote team […]

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FireEye cyber-attack – some thoughts from Mike Gillespie

We have been here before; a potentially offensive cyber weapon in criminal and/or hostile nation state hands. Remember Eternal Blue from the NSA, stolen by Shadow Brokers, and the resulting WannaCry and NotPetya Ransomware? Widespread, indiscriminate and in some sectors, devastating. In fact, in some areas of health there was even real risk of threat […]

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#5MinSecurityRead: The scam goes on

Five minutes on the irritant that is vishing. One of the things I have noticed about being permanently remote is the amount of vishing calls I get to my landline (yes, I still have one). Being out and about at events, meetings, speaking engagements etc, means that I would normally miss these calls and so […]

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BA fine £20m… post from Ian Warren

Thank you to Senior Security Consultant, Ian Warren. The final outcome of the BA data breach of 2018 has left many observers with mixed opinions. There is a perception of falling far short of expectations after £186m had been muted across the various media outputs; is this a partisan result? Protection for one of our […]

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Happy Halloween, folks!

We hope there are no ghouls in your servers or phantoms phishing your colleagues. Best wishes from everyone here at Advent IM and if you’re looking for scarily good information security support, we are right here…behind the sofa.

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Data Protection – a Brexit View

With thanks to Advent IM Senior Security Consultant, Ian Warren for his take on Data Protection, post-Brexit. The 31st December 2020 is looming large and with the final break from Europe approaching, the ground rush is becoming apparent. Those that do parachuting will understand the analogy; the first few thousand feet freefall are exhilarating and […]

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We’re back! #onsitetraining

Today marks our return to onsite training. With a hybrid session including some onsite delegates, some virtual delegates, an onsite trainer and contributions from a remote presenter too, it was certainly a challenge. Add in some very stringent COVID-19 safety measures and you have quite a set of requirements! Luckily, we were well prepared. From […]

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