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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 ...

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 ...

How the Deming Cycle can Reinforce Safety

How the Deming Cycle can Reinforce Safety

– for Information Systems and Divers The Deming cycle (Plan - Do - Check - Act) forms the foundation of continual improvement principles in a wide range of management systems such as ISO9001, ISO20000, ISO22301, ISO27000,… The ...

Right Size

When it comes to Information Security Big Data can come at a Big Cost. Stephen Patton reflects on whether bigger really is always better or whether you be better off downsizing.

Einstein’s Riddle (Aggregation of Data)

Rob Hadfield challenges you to tackle Einstein’s Riddle and looks at the idea that sometimes the value of data can be more obvious than you think.

Dances with Wifi

Native Americans once believed that a camera could steal your soul. Richard Hollis takes a look at if the Internet is stealing his

There’s No Such Thing as a Gruffalo… Until You Meet One

Mike Carter takes a look at storytelling for children and asserts that the imagination of employees is a powerful asset in the security culture of an organisation

Do We Need A Toys “R” Us® Strategy?

What can security professionals learn from the way Charles Lazarus reinvented the toy industry when he set up Toys “R” Us? Vaune M. Carr looks at what we can do to “Give the Customer what they want”.

Bunny Hopped

Dave Penycate looks back at when the family rabbit escapes and explores what Information Security lessons we can learn from an escaped pet.