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Turn Your Users From Crows Into Foxes

Ron Condon latest analogy takes a fresh look at the classic Aesop fable The Fox and the Crow. Find out why it’s never been more important to understand how a fox thinks

Look at What I Learnt in Class

It’s all very well trying to change other people’s behaviour but perhaps you should consider what you could do differently instead. Mo Amin tells us how a short spell in Spain changed his whole outlook on teaching

Defying the Mafia – Strength in Numbers

Is it possible to take on the Mafia and win? In 2004 businesses in Sicily did just that, and William Beer reflects on what their success could teach us about combatting cybercrime

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

ET Text Home: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

With the Internet of Things rapidly growing Romilly Cocking argues we should be considering the security implications sooner rather than later.

Wax On, But Forget About Wax Off

Try, try and try again. Claus Houmann explains why tenacity maybe your greatest Infosec defence when faced with a seemingly no-win situation.

My (Son’s) Panini Sticker Collection

My (Son’s) Panini Sticker Collection

I have been on this earth now for eleven World Cups. The first I was too young to remember but my second, 1978 in Argentina, introduced me to my first Panini Sticker collection. It was ...

How to Make Security Look Like a Bargain

How to Make Security Look Like a Bargain

Not too long ago, I came across a report stating that the U.S. Federal Government was planning to spend 7 billion dollars on information security. Wow! Just imagine the politicians and budget approvers looking at this ...

Wax On, But Forget About Wax Off

Wax On, But Forget About Wax Off

(or why failure is part of security success) In the 1984 film Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi gets angry at the kid who, when asked if he’s ready to learn Karate answers “I guess so”. Miyagi retorts: ...

A Bank? A Safe? No Thanks, I’ll Keep My Money Stuffed in the Mattress

A Bank? A Safe? No Thanks, I’ll Keep My Money Stuffed in the Mattress

Over the last few years I’ve had many conversations about the cloud in all its forms with businesses large and small. In large businesses with lots of security-savvy staff, our conversations are rarely about whether ...

Speed Cameras

Speed Cameras

Security awareness is pointless without speed cameras. Too many CISOs ask me how they can improve security awareness in their organizations, and it's disheartening to have to tell them that they are asking the wrong question. ...

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 ...

My (Son’s) Panini Sticker Collection

What can collecting Panini stickers teach us about risk and information security? Brendan Byrne explains all in this tale of swapsies and heartbreak.

Wax On, But Forget About Wax Off

Try, try and try again. Claus Houmann explains why tenacity maybe your greatest Infosec defence when faced with a seemingly no-win situation.

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

How to Make Security Look Like a Bargain

Expensive luxury or a cost saving necessity? Ed Gelbstein examines how false economies might be stopping your company from getting a the bargain it deserves.

ET Text Home: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

With the Internet of Things rapidly growing Romilly Cocking argues we should be considering the security implications sooner rather than later.

Defying the Mafia – Strength in Numbers

Is it possible to take on the Mafia and win? In 2004 businesses in Sicily did just that, and William Beer reflects on what their success could teach us about combatting cybercrime