Bloor Security

A look at the latest trends in IT security from the experts at Bloor Security.

January 2010

  • Cracking a 768-bit RSA key

    Nigel Stanley - Bloor Research 19 Jan 2010
  • As computing power has increased, the available horsepower to brute force crack RSA algorithms has grown as well. The most recent announcement, in December 2009, was that a group of mathematicians, ...

  • Mobile Phone Secret codes being hacked

    Nigel Stanley - Bloor Research 15 Jan 2010
  • The end of 2009 and the first couple of weeks of 2010 has seen the world of cryptography, and more specifically data encryption, thrust into the media spotlight. News of "Secret codes being hacked" ...

  • Are we prepared for another cold spell?

    Peter Cooke 14 Jan 2010
  • In the UK, Business Continuity Planning is usually associated with issues such as fire, illness of key staff or a major computer failure. We tend to think we are immune to the natural disasters ...

  • Removable media - the next encryption frontier?

    Nigel Stanley - Bloor Research 13 Jan 2010
  • People are slowly getting their heads around full disk data encryption, but now the focus needs to move onto removable devices. As data proliferates, and more importantly becomes fragmented across ...

  • The ICO gets teeth at long last

    Nigel Stanley - Bloor Research 12 Jan 2010
  • After years of being an enforcement also ran the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is finally going to get some teeth to deal with those that contravene data protection principles - see the ...

  • Education, education, education

    Fran Howarth 11 Jan 2010
  • According to the European Network and Information Security Agency, "Awareness of the risks and available safeguards is the first line of defence for the security of information systems and ...