Author Archives: Kate Bevan

The Darker Side Of CyberSpace

The Darker Side Of CyberSpace

It is something of a cliché to refer to 1984, George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future, as an indicator of the direction society is heading in the early 21st century. But when you hear respected voices such as Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Internet security company F-Secure, talking about how the German government


The cloud has been widely hailed as the way forward for businesses to manage their information technology requirements. No more will companies need to have on-premises servers requiring dedicated teams to keep things humming and support their users; no more lost business due to infrastructure being unable to cope with demand; no more lagging behind

Managing The Message

Karen Wickre gets what is perhaps the most important thing about any social media channel, be it a blog, Twitter, or any other service: it is what you want it to be; there are no rules. Before becoming editorial director at Twitter, where she shapes the way the company communicates publicly,Wickre spent nine years at

Data Loss Protection: The Next Frontier

The IT security landscape was a very different place in 1997. Hardly anybody was online and computers were mostly threatened by macro viruses that arrived via infected documents that people shared via floppy disk. Spotting the potential market for software that combated the growing menace of malware, Russia-based Eugene and Natalya Kaspersky founded their eponymous

Cyber Attacks Become A National and Global Security Issue

Cyber attacks sound like the stuff of dystopian nightmares, something from a novel of the future. But they’ve been a very real part of the security landscape for many years, and the attacks have ranged from malevolent pranks to embarrass businesses to the sustained series of assaults on Estonia’s infrastructure in 2007. The attacks on

Making Money On Mobile Services: There’s An App For That

It seems like such a great path to riches. Write an app, post it on the various marketplaces for mobile software, sit back and watch the money flow in.Since the GSMA, the industry association representing some 800 mobile operators around the globe, launched App Planet at Mobile World Congress in 2010, developer interest in the