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Security tip: Recognizing fake antivirus software

Enterprise connect video blog.pngChris Leach, Client Security Principal, Enterprise Security Services, Hewlett-Packard


Chances are you either have been victim or know someone who has been held hostage by a fake antivirus program. This fake program demands a ransom via your credit card to release your computer back to your control. Some of these programs are even accessing your camera and including a photograph of you—the user—as an additional scare tactic.


Here are some practical tips for you to use at home, with your friends, family, and clients that will help you address this growing type of malware.

Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM): the End-State

Cybersecurity and continuous monitoring are getting lots of attention these days. The move from compliance checks to risk management is commendable, but is it enough?

What data is important? And what’s really not?

By Jeff Hales, Data Protection & Privacy Practice Lead, HP

It’s sometimes strange working for a company like HP, you forget what a massive complex organisation you work for, until something like Discover comes along and gives you a reminder. It’s a bit like data, you forget how much you have until something reminds you. Today my renewal for my personal cloud storage came in, so I checked to see how much storage I need, turns out I have just over 260Gb and 56,495 files which includes documents, pictures, music and home video. The question is though, how much do I really care about and how much is duplication and products of my son playing with Photoshop and pictures of Pokémon?



Suppliers key to security strategy

by Brian Trevey, Managed GRC Americas Leader, HP Enterprise Security Services


Are your suppliers opening the doors to your data?  The Target breach is just the latest example of the numerous types of breaches that have occurred through organizations suppliers.  Oversight of third-party risk requires continuous monitoring and vigilance. 

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

The growing presence of computers, sensors, and mobile devices require a new approach to security - one that's easy to use, but provides a sufficient level of assurance. We need to reduce the friction of secure transactions.


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  • Manage cyber engineering & architecture team developing security services, security reference architectures, big data security, mobility, cloud, cyber situational awareness and security operation center solutions. Responsible for developing innovative cyber solutions across public sector accounts. Collaborates with HP Labs, HP CTO Organization, product groups and third-party vendors to leverage innovative technologies to deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions.
  • A business first, senior executive, with over 20 years of hands on experience in defending banks, governments and corporations against cyberwarfare. My career in security started when I was employed to crack a secure system, which had locked down the boot process, whitelisting of applications and encrypted disks. I linked TeamOffice (an ICL email and collaboration system) with Microsoft Word to send an email which allowed me to do anything the person reading the email could do and send the results back to me, all without there knowledge. Having proved this vulnerability, I worked with Peter Simpson to create Defuse, a tool that blocked inappropriate actions. This successfully blocked Winword Concept, the first known malicous code in the wild. From these begginings I have investigated all aspects of security to provide an holistic approach to security as a business enabler and currently advising organisations on the suitability of the cloud to their needs.
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