Finding The Hidden InfoSec Story


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Literature Initiative

Explore the hidden information security analogies we’ve uncovered within our Literature Initiative.

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If the rats are after your cheese, keep the cheese safe

Jason Ha explores how can we prevent hackers from taking a bite out of our assets.

Is Your Security Framework Like a Smooth Saloon Car or a 4X4?

If we took the same approach to building a car as we did to our organisational controls and capabilities what would be the result? Jason Ha takes a look under the bonnet.

Waiting for Godot and a Data Breach

Indy Dhami joins Estragon and Vladimir and looks at what Waiting for Godot can teach us about the attitudes companies should adopt towards security threats

Lessons From the Pit Lane

Anne Wood takes inspiration from Formula 1, and discusses how understanding our environments is crucial to having the winning infosec strategy.

Digital Vampires

Dixie Newman lifts the coffin lid on the vampire, and how they can hunt and feed upon us in the digital world too.

The importance of the captain’s log…

How can we ensure our IT management is smooth sailing? Emmanuel Nicaise sails the infosec sea and considers how to steer clear of stormy weather.

Jurassic Park – Based on a True Story…

Jurassic Park – Based on a True Story…

Yes, really!I was recently looking for a change of direction in my information security career and was invited to an interview at a local company.  I was instructed to prepare a 10 minute presentation on ...

God Save Me From My Friends. I Can Protect Myself From My Enemies

God Save Me From My Friends. I Can Protect Myself From My Enemies

This quote is attributed to many. In fact, most people believe it was first said by King David himself. Some attribute to the French philosopher Voltaire, and others to the French marshal Claude Louis Hector ...

Lessons from the Big Four – Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes

Lessons from the Big Four – Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes

I don’t know if the phrase “the bigger they come, the harder they fall” was around when Shakespeare was alive but it applies to his tragic heroes across the board. If we look at his ...

The Elephant and the Six Blind Men: What Does Information Security Mean to You?

The Elephant and the Six Blind Men: What Does Information Security Mean to You?

The poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant” was written by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887). The essence of the poem is that their reactions were: The first felt the side of the elephant and said: It’s ...

Don’t Walk on the Grass!

Don’t Walk on the Grass!

In a vain bid to keep fit, I go running. Sometimes. When the mood takes me. It’s one of those things that I know I should do - I understand the importance of exercise, but ...

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

In this famous play by Shakespeare Juliet, in an attempt to avoid an arranged marriage politically motivated to Paris, visits Friar Laurence for help. The Friar suggests to her a drug that will put her ...

Security Yoga

Just as yoga is not seen as much more than some awkward poses, security is often seen purely as a set of technical controls. Anne Wood sets out why we should take a more holistic approach to both.

What’s that Plumber Doing in the Bedroom?

How much access would you give to a tradesman in your own home? Stuart Facey explores the levels of freedom we give to third parties within our organisations and how we can make them, and our homes, more secure.

Macacos de Laboratório – “Aqui, é Assim Que as Coisas São Feitas”

This is the Portuguese version of ‘Laboratory Monkeys’ first published on the 17th November 2014. Rafael Lachi looks at what behavioural tests with monkeys can teach us about the way we implement standards and best practice within our organisations

Infosec? What country is that?

After spending a lot of time describing Romania to people, Alina Stancu looks at how InfoSec itself can be compared to a country in terms of it’s language, customs and cultures.

The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces

In the tale ‘The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces’ by the Brothers Grimm, a King seeks to solve the mystery of what’s happening to his 12 daughters shoes at night. Dave Brooks looks at the lessons we can learn from their plight.

Bezbednosti Informacija je Potrebna Strategija od Aleksandra Velikog

This is the Serbian translation of an analogy originally posted on the 29th of February 2016. Zoran Lalic discusses adapting info defense to your present threats, using the Battle of Gaugamela as an example.