Mental Health in Tech – be part of the solution, not part of the problem

By Saskia This week I gave the introductory talk at the Techs and the City event about mental health. I have a lot of experience in this area and have deep concerns about how mental health is handled, both generally in the tech industry, but specifically in cybersecurity. The reception to all the talks was amazing, I was asked to turn mine into a blog post. This is the post. This is not just my experience but a call to action, so if you have the time please read to […]

“Hackers keep me up at night”​

This is something that was said to us by a small business owner who was worried their company and data wasn’t secure. To me, a statement like this means the infosec community has made it too difficult for small companies to take security into their own hands and be confident they’ve done it right. How do small companies become secure? Now it’s certainly true that hackers can be scary. There is a strange “unknown” that goes with the idea that someone could be attacking your company, reading your emails or […]

Taking Security Into Your Own Hands

At Digital Interruption we’re passionate about data and passionate about security. As well as offering the usual services you’d expect from a security company, like penetration testing and vulnerability scanning we also work with companies to help them embed security in to the core of their business. We work to advise and empower companies, embedding the skills they need to secure themselves through our training and compliance services. We believe that security is fundamental to development and should be available to everyone, not just those that can afford the hefty prices charged by many […]

So you need a penetration test?

You’ve seen these data breaches in the news and you’re worried it could be you next. With all the talk of GDPR you’re worried a fine could put you out of business. Time to bring in an ethical hacker so they can perform a security or penetration test. These are some of the feelings we heard from some of our SME clients. When they started, security was always something they would think about later and, well, now it’s later. They may have had clients insisting on seeing a penetration test […]