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David Woodfine

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Before founding Cyber Security Associates, Dave served in the Royal Air Force for over 20 years as a senior engineering officer. This included a number of operational cyber security leadership positions, including the responsibility for the management and operation of the MOD’s Cyber Security Operations Centre (providing 24/7 cyber defence for over ½ million devices worldwide) and the military Cyber Unit embedded within GCHQ. Alongside growing and building the CSA business and brand, Dave continues to provide strategic cyber consultancy advice and guidance, where he will take a business through the challenge of dealing with cyber security and the risks associated. He is able to map business requirements to information security, provide innovative processes, strategic recommendations, and proposed solutions to enhance cyber security. Dave is the Chairman of the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Cyber Security Business Group, which provides advice and guidance to the business community in the county.

Recent Posts

Introducing Cyber as a Service

Posted by David Woodfine on 08/12/21 16:18

The ideal solution to deal with your security woes. Ever heard of a successful breach that didn’t take advantage of a vulnerability in a firm’s cyber security posture? Neither have we! Staying one step ahead of cybercriminals is challenging. Once a vulnerability is identified, there is nothing to stop cybercriminals from trying their luck.

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

​​The Rising Popularity of NFTs and The Rising Security Threat

Posted by David Woodfine on 10/11/21 16:10

The art world is known for being ahead of the curve, adopting new and interesting technologies to push the boundaries of what we define art to be. Currently, the hottest pieces to land in the art scene are non-fungible tokens, otherwise known as NFTs, which have grown so much in popularity that people are willing to spend incredible amounts on these intangible assets.

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

Common Security Incidents

Posted by David Woodfine on 05/10/21 16:03

How Much Do You Know About Cyber Security Threats? And Is It Enough? At the moment, it seems like everyone is talking about cyber security, and rightly so! As more companies make the shift towards embracing new tech, like cloud-based services to manage their private data and IT infrastructures, it’s natural that protecting that data is going to be the main concern. 

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

FluidOne’s cyber partners CSA add Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security to growing solutions portfolio

Posted by David Woodfine on 05/10/21 14:49

Following the global pandemic, the mass migration to remote working was a necessary move. As things have begun to return to the ‘new normal,’ however, we noticed that many sectors are planning to stick with remote and hybrid models of working and are therefore continuing to rely on the use of mobiles and tablets to routinely access corporate data. However, since iOS, Android and Chrome OS devices host a treasure trove of data, there’s an urgent need for these devices to be secured from the growing cyber threat. 

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

Is Cyber Training and Education working?

Posted by David Woodfine on 08/09/21 15:56

The report from the ICO on the ‘surprising’ decline in personal data breaches has certainly opened up a topic of debate, which clearly leads us to think: is our cyber training and education really working?

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

Poly Network Hack

Posted by David Woodfine on 13/08/21 15:39

On 10th August 2021, Poly Network announced in a tweet that it had been attacked. Not only had their network been breached, but the hacker had transferred enormous sums to their addresses right under Poly Network’s nose.  

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Topic mobile Internet mobile security cyber security

Is your Microsoft M365 service secure from attackers? Are you sure?

Posted by David Woodfine on 23/03/21 17:40

The mass migration to remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has seen many organisations adopt new platforms and applications to remain connected and productive. One popular application is Microsoft M365 thanks to its variety of features that make remote collaborative work simple and accessible.

 

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