Stories by Craig Ford

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Craig is currently employed by Davichi a Brisbane based MSP/MSSP as a senior ICT security engineer. Craig is continuing to expand his knowledge and furthering his participation in the security industry by both presenting for conferences and contributing articles to CSO.

Would you know if you had been hacked?

Let's say I was a cybercriminal or Blackhat hacker (The idea of being a black hat hacker is humorous to me, it would be a stretch for me to even be a Grey hat but let's go with the story) and I am starting my week with considering my latest target to loot.

Craig Ford | 19 Dec | Read more

Hacked via Fridge: Do you really know what is on your networks?

​It’s that time of year again when security professionals are preparing for the onslaught of security threats like phishing emails or other social engineering attacks to take advantage of people’s good nature or just the fact that most people are busy trying to get everything ready before they leave on their breaks.

Craig Ford | 13 Dec | Read more

The Christmas phishing flood is coming

The couple weeks leading up to Christmas is always a chaotic and overwhelming time. You are attending Christmas social events, pulling late night work shifts to try and get your work finished before we all leave for that well-deserved break.

Craig Ford | 10 Dec | Read more

Autonomous cars are coming, and hackers are rubbing their hands in anticipation

Over the last few months I have been doing lots of research about new cars particularly family size cars that can handle a growing family for many years to come (our current family car is getting a bit old and could do with an upgrade) and as a security professional (would be hacker) I seem to really pay attention when the car salespeople start to talk about all the new connected features like the auto link app in the new Hyundai Santa Fe that you can record all the details on where the vehicle has been and statistics etc.

Craig Ford | 15 Nov | Read more

Hackers are not the bad guys

Every day we are seeing more and more articles saying hackers have broken into another system somewhere in the world with an image depicting a person in a hoodie, usually in a darkened scene hunched over a laptop or computer screen, sometimes even with gloves on.

Craig Ford | 28 Aug | Read more

Should small businesses care about cybersecurity?

​There seems to be a constant bombardment of alerts and articles landing in my inbox over the last few months of system breach after system breach, it really does seem like the future is going to be a challenging one for businesses when we are talking about protecting your businesses from this ever-expanding avalanche of attacks.

Craig Ford | 30 Jul | Read more

Could your staff spot a phishing email in their inbox?

Phishing campaigns have been a security concern for years plaguing our email systems and clogging up resources. Yes, spam filters are getting better but these pesky emails are still getting through to staff and are still claiming victims. Is this a lack of training or are we going down the wrong track while trying to educate staff on what to look for?

Craig Ford | 24 Jul | Read more

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