Watch: Coffee with Jim – the Bonus Episode

You lucky things, welcome to the second Coffee with Jim of the week! Join us for a meander through this week’s infosec news, including a warning about initial access brokers, additional news on ransomware following our vlog earlier this week, advice on sourcing security products and outsourcing CISOs for SMEs, establishing secure remote working and – importantly – news on where we’re taking our Razorwire vlog this year! As always, we love hearing your thoughts and opinions so leave us a comment or drop us a line

If you have any questions or want some advice about anything we’ve discussed, get in touch.

Watch: How to Protect Against Ransomware and Why You Need To

Following the news that hackers have stolen game source code and other information from CD Projekt Red (the studio behind RPGs Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3), grab a coffee and join Jim as we discuss protecting your organisation from ransomware and the advice and security we recommend to ensure your private data remains secure.

Ransomware attacks have grown in sophistication and incidents have increased by a reported 715% in 2020 – it’s a very real threat that could affect your organisation at any time and needs to be considered seriously.

If you have any questions or need advice in this area please leave a comment or drop us a line.

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Watch: Thoughts on Blockchain Security

Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency and the announcement that Tesla will now be accepting it for payments. With rapid adoption from some of the world’s largest organisations, what should we be doing to improve the security of the transactions, storage wallets and third party facilitators? We’ll be talking about misconceptions, insights and regulation in the start of a new series on the adoption of cryptocurrency.

We’d love to hear your opinions on the future of cryptocurrency – leave a comment or drop us a line.

Watch: Security & Third Party Management

In this episode, we talk about why monitoring and building a relationship with your third party providers is essential to your security programme. Your organisation is only as secure as your weakest link so how do you ensure that your service providers have the policies and procedures in place to protect you to level you expect? As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk to us about anything we discuss in this vlog, we’d be more than happy to have a chat. Drop us a line on

Watch: Interview with Jag Bains, CTO at DOSarrest

Today we chat with Jag Bains, CTO at DOSarrest, about what life is like working for industry-leading DDOS mitigation specialist, DOSarrest.

As usual with Jim’s interviews, we cover a variety of topics – we hear from Jag about the reason DDOS protection is SO important and the damage attacks cause targeted organisations, to the importance of having the correct infrastructure to deal with attacks and what he suggests.

Jag tells us his advice for people wanting to make the transition into DDOS mitigation, the attitude and skillsets required and importantly, the tips he would give to anyone wanting to work in this field.

As always, if you have any questions for Jag (or Jim), leave us a comment or drop us a line:

Watch: Securing Emerging Technology

Get in at ground level with emerging technology and futureproof your career – and be part of something where you can make a difference. In this episode, we look at the areas that are going to need significant security input in the near future, including:

  • AI – the more automated industry becomes, the more opportunity there is for malicious actors – building security into AI from the ground up is essential
  • Cryptocurrency – it’s been around a long time but it’s rapidly gaining popularity and being adopted my major banks so ramping up security is going to be extremely important

and more…

Coffee with Jim – The Malwarebytes Hack

Following the news that Malwarebytes said it was hacked by the same group that breached SolarWinds, Jim talks about the impact on our industry as a whole and also on what protective measures security vendors should be considering at this time. With customers dropping SolarWinds en masse, even those that weren’t affected by the breach, there are BIG lessons to be learned.

Razorwire – the Interview Series

Martin Voelk, Senior Pen Tester & Entrepreneur

Razorthorn MD James Rees chats to long-term friend and experienced penetration tester, Martin Voelk, about the route he’s taken within infosec to wind up with a successful career in a role he loves. We talk about evaluating your background experience to help you progress, useful certifications to study for and tips for getting your ideal job in infosec.

A New Year of Cyber Security

Join us as we recap the last few weeks of 2020 and look into the world of cyber security in 2021.

Including updates on:

– the SolarWinds breach

– Security update requirements for working remotely and what to focus on in 2021

– Emerging technology and innovations

– Progressing your career in infosec

– Predictions for 2021 trends in cyber security including the future of cryptocurrency, AI and virtual events.

Razorwire – the Interview Series

Join James Rees as he chats with Claire Davies, Director of Information Security at Arriva, about her career progression from the military into information security, covering infosec skillsets, career challenges, gaining confidence and sound advice for progressing in this industry.

Got to love technology at the moment, our Zoom chat was interrupted by a bit of a bad connection but please bear with – it settles down!

More vlogs in this series can be found here.

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