Dishing – Social Engineering with Deepfake

In 1997, Bregler, Michele, and Slaney wrote a paper about a genuinely innovative and, at the time, unique piece of software. Essentially it automated what some production studios could do only with hours upon hours of manual work, the Video Rewrite Program. It tied these together by building upon older work that created realistic audio […]

Data Digest: A New Direction? 

The Government has introduced a new Data Protection Bill to UK Parliament, outlining the next stages of the UK Data Protection Regime post-Brexit. The new direction will replace the UK GDPR, adopted from the EU, with a reportedly less restrictive and more innovation-focused approach to data protection.   Formerly “Data: A New Direction”, the Data Protection […]

NIS2: The Sequel

Why NIS2? Legislation under the EU undergoes regular revision, and The Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS) is no exception. There’s no confirmation on if or exactly how NIS2 or an equivalent will make its way into UK law. However, it is likely, given the rapid growth in cybercrime and cyber security incidents in recent […]

The NIS Directive

EU NIS directive

The NIS Directive was passed into EU law in 2016. It made its way into UK law as the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 two years later. Unlike with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, many barely noticed the piece of legislation coming. Likely because outside of critical national infrastructure (CNI), essential services, […]

Samurai Security Year in Review: 2021

It’s certainly been an eventful year with such exceptional circumstances throwing curveballs in the cybersecurity industry – and our team at Samurai Security has been up to the challenge. The continued effects of the pandemic have meant that organisations across many different sectors globally were forced to ramp up their cybersecurity protocols as they adapted […]

Data Digest: UK GDPR Overhaul

There has been big waves in the UK regarding data protection yesterday; the government revealed two significant announcements that may drastically change the UK’s privacy posture in the years to come. Here’s a quick rundown of the announcements and what they might mean for the future of the UK’s data protection and privacy laws. Culture […]

404: Ep.27 – Is Cyber Awareness Important?

Cyber security awareness deals with the amount of knowledge that end-users have about cyber security threats and how to implement cyber security best practice to mitigate those threats. End-users are typically regarded as the weak links in an organisation, and hackers usually target vulnerable individuals. With that being said, cyber awareness has become more important than ever […]

Fireside Chat – Breach Prevention, Detection & Response

As businesses around the globe are more reliant on technology than ever before, the threat of cyber-attacks has become more increasingly prevalent. Every business should have cybersecurity measures in place to defend their networks, systems, and applications from being infiltrated. Considering this, businesses need to make provisions for cyber breaches, detection, and response to provide […]

404: Ep.26 – Cyber Insurance – is it worth having?

The cyber insurance market is still relatively in its infancy. The first policies were introduced in the early 90s with the onset of the internet, and it had quite a slow take-off. This was most likely due to a lack of perceived risk. With the explosion of technology, cyber-attacks increased, but cyber insurance probably only […]

The one with John Strand

David talks to John Strand about his experience over the last two decades and share stories and anecdotes about dealing with organisations across all verticals.