Craig Ford

Craig is an experienced senior ICT security engineer and ethical hacker currently employed by Davichi an MSP/MSSP in Brisbane AU. He has two masters degrees from CSU in IT Management and information systems security as well as several industry related certifications. He is a bestselling author for his book “A Hacker, I Am” with several other fiction and non-fiction books in the pipeline to be published soon. He regularly participates with the security industry and has been a regular writer for CSO Australia for a couple years. He believes that by sharing our knowledge we can help bring our industry together and help to make us all more secure.

Why security is creeping out of the shadows

Everyone is a target

Everyone is a target

Cybersecurity still seems to be at the bottom of people’s lists.

Back to Basics: Ruin a malicious actors day

Back to Basics: Ruin a malicious actors day

CISO's in today's security environments are under a tremendous amount of pressure. They need to ensure that systems are as secure as they can be on a shoestring budget and the ones with their heads on the chopping block if a...

Why we need to help users be better protected at home?

Why we need to help users be better protected at home?

You have a great security platform, well harden systems, regular updates regime and a very effective security awareness program with both classroom-style training and online training for your users. You are smashing it and making...

Cyber terrorism is a real threat

Cyber terrorism is a real threat

Modern terrorism and cyberwar are major threats to our society’s way of life.

Could you be hacked by your printer?

Could you be hacked by your printer?

You have a very secure environment, you have the latest firewalls which have been configured well, you have really good network segregation and you have the latest in endpoint detection and response platforms with a well-configured...

The rideshare and public transport hidden threats

The rideshare and public transport hidden threats

I don't know about the rest of you, but I seem to spend a bit of time lately in rideshares like Uber, Didi, Ola or any of the other new entrants to the market.

Voicemail Phishing & Friends: What to look out for this festive season

Voicemail Phishing & Friends: What to look out for this festive season

As many of you would probably already know I work in the cybersecurity industry and this time of year we get hammered literally.

Security is everyone’s business

Security is everyone’s business

Whether you work for a big enterprise or small business, you have people that look after your IT and cybersecurity needs.

You just got hacked… by a drone?

You just got hacked… by a drone?

I have some red team/pentest jobs coming up and I was trying to think of how I could get into an organisation with a bit of style while having some fun.

Would you use a stranger's USB charger cable?

Would you use a stranger's USB charger cable?

USB charger cables for our phones, tablets, watches or whatever gadget we want to strap ourselves to these days

Zero trust systems a way to slow the spread of a breach

Zero trust systems a way to slow the spread of a breach

Cyber security is a really tough job to get right, we have a never-ending spread of infections or attacks and it would appear that nothing is working in the fight to stop it. Are we going about this the wrong way?

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