Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.

Never under-estimate the threat from insider cyber attacks

Never under-estimate the threat from insider cyber attacks

Written by on April 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

According to a recent study, despite an increase in spending and investment in deterrence tactics and detection tools, insider attacks continue to cause harm to all types of organizations. The report conducted by Haystax, suggests that, although funding is increasing, inadequate resources are being allotted to predictive risk analytics — a critical component of mitigating […]

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The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

Written by on April 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

A recent Healthcare cyber security report from Evolve IP found that more than two-thirds of healthcare organizations have employees with compromised email credentials. Of these compromised accounts, 76 percent included actionable password information for sale on the dark web, the report found. And between about 55 percent and 80 percent of organizations had compromised email […]

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What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

Written by on March 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

President Trump is about to sign a law rolling back previous administration’s internet privacy rules. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we had a single global internet privacy law codifying how all participants should behave? It makes absolutely no sense to have a completely different set of regulations for the Google, Facebook or Netflix folks compared […]

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Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The latest data breach stats report from vendor Gemalto shows an increase of 86% YoY. Theft of personal data was top of the data breach stats in 2016, accounting for 59% of all data breaches. In addition, 52% of the data breaches in 2016 did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they […]

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State sponsored hacking is now business as usual

State sponsored hacking is now business as usual

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Between the CIA’s cyberespionage arsenal, and the Kremlin-backed state sponsored hacking, do we need a new rulebook? GCHQ spies have called an emergency summit with British politicians following warnings that Russia state sponsored hacking groups have the capabilities to use cyberattackers to disrupt the next General Election. According to The Sunday Times, unnamed sources say […]

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Unlimited data plans, propaganda and the art of brinkmanship

Unlimited data plans, propaganda and the art of brinkmanship

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Sprint’s CFO says the unlimited wars on data is not sustainable. Now that all four major U.S. carriers are offering unlimited data plans, and the unlimited wars are truly underway, who will be the first to fold? According to Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati, providing unlimited data at current prices cannot continue. Being CFO means that […]

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Oil and gas increasingly under cyber attack

Oil and gas increasingly under cyber attack

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Energy Cyber Security professionals are under pressure from relentless hackers. Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation and energy cyber folks are under the gun. A stretch of […]

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Verizon and its content strategy – they don’t need no, um, TV

Verizon and its content strategy – they don’t need no, um, TV

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

CFO Matt Ellis says that the Verizon content plan is to stick with short-form content and sports that it has run on its go90 mobile streaming service. While telecom giant AT&T has agreed to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion, the Verizon content strategy dictates there is no need to buy a big entertainment company, Verizon CFO […]

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MWC17: digital transformation takes centre stage. Thoughts?

MWC17: digital transformation takes centre stage. Thoughts?

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Has Digital Transformation finally come of age? In a surprise twist, digital transformation took the top spot at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The usual suspects, the big handset vendors just couldn’t make an impact this year. With Samsung still reeling, LG and Huawei were left (here) to plug the gap, but the shine just […]

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Our industrial systems are still not secure, we should be afraid…

Our industrial systems are still not secure, we should be afraid…

Written by on March 1, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Securing Industrial systems is not a simple task, nevertheless its critical and must be addressed. The idea that vast swaths of a country could be thrown into chaos due to an attack are the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters or nightmares, but don’t overlook the fact that it could very well happen. In the past two […]

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