Ransomware is a real and growing threat. Although it has been around for many years, it is only more recently that ransomware has become more prominent.
You might remember the infamous Jeep hack last year, in 2015. In a scary demonstration, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated their ability to remotely control almost everything, including steering and braking.
Many companies store confidential documents in the cloud, often unknown to companies themselves. Individuals simply use cloud-based services for collaboration because they are convenient.
Unfortunately, security and privacy are not necessarily high priorities for many technology companies. There are also the issues of licensing and supply of services, which come down to vendor trust.
It's obvious that the IoT offers us a great deal when it comes to efficient management of our devices, for consumers, government and business. But there are significant reasons for concern, too.
The UK's parliament is currently debating the Investigatory Powers bill, known as the snoopers' charter.
Lately, the DROWN SSL vulnerability has been in the news. It brings to mind 2014's POODLE vulnerability, which has some similarities. Both are issues with obsolete SSL versions.
There's a new SSL/TLS attack called DROWN (Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption).
On 1 March, the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill (or snooper's charter) was introduced to the House of Commons. It will go through the normal parliamentary processes for a bill.
Apple is currently battling the FBI, who wants to force Apple to create a version of iOS that enables it to unlock a domestic terrorist's iPhone.