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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 ...

Backstage Rider

Rock Stars are known for their excesses and this is often reflected in their gig rider. Dan Raywood looks at whether this really is about ego, or whether there’s a lesson we can learn when it comes to IT Policy.

A Lesson In Virus Control From Typhoid Mary

Keith Wilson looks at what the Information Security Community take from the cautionary tale of typhoid Mary.

VIP Security

Martin Sugden analyses what IT security professionals can learn from President Obama’s security detail

“Taking Silk – The Emperor’s Tale”

Secrecy, smuggling & silkworms. Frank Wintle discusses how finally learning the secret of silk made Justinian, Justinian the Great.

Infosec? Ce limbă se vorbeşte pe-acolo?

This is the Romanian translation of an analogy originally posted on the 26th February. 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.

Cymbeline

With issues around identity and authenticity Dave Brooks explores what Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ can tell us about phishing.