September 18, 2019

With Avurudu shopping season just around the corner, many of us are preparing to spend a sizable portion of our annual income on many discounted sales that retailers have on offer. While most people still like to do in-store shopping, more and more of us think that shopping online is a convenient way to avoid holiday crowds. 

There are many reasons to sh...

September 18, 2019

Undoubtedly technology has become a daily part of our lives, and to be honest sometimes we feel a bit overwhelmed by it.

June 6, 2019

It appears that after a long deliberation period, the Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Security, together with Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Centre (SL CERT|CC), is ready to propose the draft of the National Cyber Security Bill, 2019 to the Sri Lankan Parliament for its actions. It was available for public c...

March 4, 2019

An ancient Chinese military general Sun Tzu, in his book ‘The art of War’ recites that, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. This recital couldn’t have more relevance in today’s cyberworld. In almost every ancient war involved, a general commanded his troops through a signalling process. Alexander the Great was famous in ridin...

October 4, 2018

Clearly, women are not a homogeneous group when it comes to professions which require astonishing female talent. Global concerns have been raised recently on women’s underrepresentation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) where success is believed to require their brilliance. Therefore, many programs have been introdu...

July 27, 2018

By now we should all know that the GDPR has become a beast of a regulation that not many organisations can avoid. It doesn’t matter where you are based either, if you are processing data of EU data subjects, you need to comply with this regulation. 

How big are the teeth it has to bite back with, you may ask? How does up to €20 million or 4% of annual glob...

February 28, 2018

What are the main features of the new law?

Among the law changes proposed for the year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is
a new law bringing two highly sensitive policy areas to the forefront - those of consumer rights and
data protection. The regulation, entering into force across the whole of the European Union (EU)
including the United K...

October 18, 2016

As per Google, it’s estimated that last year cybercrime victims paid out around $24 million to hackers deploying ransomware and it has increased to over $1 bill

October 1, 2016

We hear the word hacking all the time but ethical hacking, penetration testing or pen testing not so much. I have had business owners looking at me with bemused expressions across their faces when I mention we do penetration testing at Meta Defence Labs.  Non-technical people often look confused with the term penetration testing or ethical hacking and I a...

September 28, 2016

I have come to learn in the IT security market that we now live in a world where certificates and badges seem to matter the most when people choose a penetration tester firm. I do not know of any hacker that holds any of the governed credentials. So how did this happen? This started with firms and particular bodies attaching guidelines and regulations on...

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