Dan Swinhoe

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Dan Swinhoe is UK Editor of CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

What is a dictionary attack? And how you can easily stop them

What is a dictionary attack? And how you can easily stop them

A dictionary attack is a targeted form of brute force attack that runs through lists of common words, phrases, and leaked passwords to gain access to accounts.

What the end of Privacy Shield, Brexit mean for UK-US data flows

What the end of Privacy Shield, Brexit mean for UK-US data flows

The fall of US data agreement further complicates the post-Brexit data situation for many companies.

7 steps to securely shutting down business units

7 steps to securely shutting down business units

Closing down parts or all of a business involves more than just decommissioning IT assets. CISOs must lead a holistic effort to ensure data and access aren’t left exposed.

EU court invalidates Privacy Shield data transfer agreement

EU court invalidates Privacy Shield data transfer agreement

US companies receiving EU personal data under Privacy Shield will need to find a replacement legal mechanism, and the decision could affect data protection policies and procedures.

Groups promote Computer Misuse Act update to enable security research

Groups promote Computer Misuse Act update to enable security research

Some in the UK security industry are calling for an update to the CMA to allow them to conduct security research without threat of prosecution.

Protecting high-value research data from nation-state attackers

Protecting high-value research data from nation-state attackers

Recent nation-state campaigns to steal COVID-related research data underscores the threat to all research organizations. The best defense starts with knowing the enemy.

10 biggest cybersecurity M&A deals of 2019

10 biggest cybersecurity M&A deals of 2019

This past year has been a very active one for mergers and acquisitions in the cybersecurity industry as companies seek to expand their offerings. What will the 2020 M&A market be like?

Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

Solar power plants have massive numbers of vulnerable internet-connected devices. It's recent focus on cybersecurity is awakening the rest of the renewable energy industry to the threat.

Brexit data protection decision uncertainty threatens UK-EU data flows

Brexit data protection decision uncertainty threatens UK-EU data flows

A no-deal Brexit scenario seems likely, and CISOs will need to adapt policies and procedures if the EU does not declare data protection adequacy for the UK.

Why wealth management firms are investing in their own cybersecurity

Why wealth management firms are investing in their own cybersecurity

Holding personal data on high net-worth individuals and conducting large financial transactions make wealth management an attack target, and management is starting to take it seriously.

Brute-force attacks explained, and why they are on the rise

Brute-force attacks explained, and why they are on the rise

The surge in remote work has rekindled interest in brute-force attacks, but a few simple steps can make your organization less of a target for them.

Where and how to report cybercrime in the UK

Where and how to report cybercrime in the UK

UK businesses are encouraged to contact Action Fraud if they are a victim of cybercrime, but they might also need to inform local authorities or regulators.

Protecting employee COVID-19 health data: What CISOs need to know

Protecting employee COVID-19 health data: What CISOs need to know

Most companies are tracking coronavirus-related health data of their employees, and this presents unique risks and security challenges for CISOs.

What's next? CISOs weigh in on COVID’s long-term effects on security

What's next? CISOs weigh in on COVID’s long-term effects on security

CISOs are looking ahead to see how their security organizations need to work post-COVID. Here's what they expect.

How NHS Digital is meeting COVID-19 cybersecurity challenges

How NHS Digital is meeting COVID-19 cybersecurity challenges

Earlier response to the WannaCry crisis has helped create an infrastructure where UK healthcare organizations get better security support and threat intelligence

Managing vendor and supply chain risk in a recession

Managing vendor and supply chain risk in a recession

The COVID-19 crisis is putting security vendors, especially startups, under severe pressure. Here's how to vet their financial stability and prepare for the worst.

Cybercrime in a recession: 10 things every CISO needs to know

Cybercrime in a recession: 10 things every CISO needs to know

Economic downturns force cybercriminals to change focus and creates conditions for new criminals to join their ranks. Here's how to prepare.

8 ways attackers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis

8 ways attackers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to spread malware, disrupt operations, sow doubt and make a quick buck.

UK ICO issues COVID-19 guidance for data protection regulation enforcement

UK ICO issues COVID-19 guidance for data protection regulation enforcement

UK’s data protection regulator promises to be flexible to affected organizations but firm on those using it as an excuse not to follow compliance requirements.

UK cybersecurity statistics you need to know

UK cybersecurity statistics you need to know

Use these key data points to help understand and communicate the risks UK businesses face.

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