Time to start practising some Internet common sense.

Business Maters Magazine

There is no doubt the Internet has transformed our lives and will continue to do so. For many of us it’s hard to remember how we did business before the web changed everything.

Some of us even used to write letters and make phone calls – remember those! Meanwhile an entire generation has grown up knowing no other way of doing business.

Yet perhaps we have become too relaxed. While we gain from the convenience and new business opportunities the Internet has given us, another group has benefitted also: cyber-criminals.

Cyber crime has reached unprecedented levels across the world. High profile hacks of companies like US retailer Target and Sony Pictures has demonstrated the resources and sophistication of organised gangs and the impact they can have on the long-term stability of even the biggest organisations. Read the full article here

How Secure is Your Building

Network Security Magazine

Buildings today often incorporate the use of a building automation system, which provides automated centralised control of systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting. Buildings that employ such systems are often referred to as smart buildings. According to AutomatedBuildings, a smartbuilding is defined as one that incorporates “the use of networked technology, embedded within architecture to monitor and control elements of the architecture for exchange of information between users, systems and buildings.” read the full article here