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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.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is like the Balkans

Christina Czeschik weighs up the pros and cons of BYOD, and considers the relative balance between diplomacy and dictatorship.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Placebo Effect in Information Security

Zoran Lalic encourages us to ask whether the security tools we’ve implemented are effectively inoculating against hackers, or whether they are just placebos to make us feel better.

What the Elizabethans Teach us About Cyber-Security

Father and Daughter team Jonathan and Juliet Armstrong look at the Tudor use of espionage and what this can tell us about protecting our modern day networks

Data Hoarders

With so much clutter both in our homes and in our data, Sian John looks at how best to manage the clean-up.

People Hacking & Playtime

Could placing more trust in our employees create more secure businesses? Sarah Clarke looks at the balance of freedom and restrictions we place on our children and compares this to our employees.

A Christmas Carol (In the Security Department)

We’re ending 2015 on a literary analogy. James Gosnold compares Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly visitors to the ghosts of CISOs past.

Hotel Stories

Sarah Clarke uses an embarrassing hotel experience to explore incident management and how it could have helped the situation