We are Cydea, an optimistic cyber security consultancy.
Racial discrimination is systemic within information security
As I wrote in my weekly infosec newsletter over the weekend: You will, no doubt, have seen some of the horrific coverage of violence used against protesters this week… You may feel detached or removed from events however the issues are systemic and pervasive even in a ‘modern’ field like cyber security. The language we use is important. Our profession is littered with examples of out-dated terminology that has no place in modern business:
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Cydea has Cyber Essentials
It’s important to practice what you preach. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Cydea has achieved Cyber Essentials certification. Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme to protect organisations from the most common cyber-attacks. Even for a cyber security company, it wasn’t without its challenges though. Nailing the basics, consistently, is really hard. It can be more difficult at scale. Plus we are a modern company who, like many start-ups, don’t have any fixed infrastructure or premises.
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Technology has changed the world, and made us better connected than ever before. Over 5 billion people now have a mobile device, public services are getting easier to use, entire new business models have sprung up. The world is awash with data and connections; the need to protect all them has never been more important. The 14th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report listed two cyber security risks in its list of the top five.
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