When do people break up for Christmas?

I think there are a lot of myths around Christmas and how it effects marketing. We notice a slowdown from mid to late November in contracts being ordered. This can run into the second week of January. Why? Annual Leave – There seems to be a general perception that decision makers take the whole of December off for Christmas. This is not true. As a…

Lauri Love. Why let him go?

It is hard to write this piece and not be political or one sided. However I feel it is an interesting case based upon the current skill shortage in cyber security. Lauri Love is a UK based hacktivist. He allegedly has gained access to the secret systems of FBI, US Central Bank, US Missile Agency, US Army and NASA. There are currently no UK charges…

Telemarketing for Ransomware

I am a telemarketer, trying to find leads to protect people from ransomware. However, there are people out there doing the opposite, telemarketing to give you ransomware. A friend of mine has fallen victim to this. It started with a phone call, like all good sales leads. The caller said they were from BT, a strong recognised brand and offered help to make the victims…