Finding The Hidden InfoSec Story

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Jenny Radcliffe draws out the security parallels from Aeosp’s fable ‘The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ and looks at whether we can really spot the wolves within our own organisations.

Malvolio the Incorruptible

Analysing the character of the supposedly incorruptible Malvolio in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Ron Condon explores how vulnerable we can be to social engineering

The Crow and the Pitcher

Dave Brooks takes a look at the classic Aesop fable ‘The Crow and the Pitcher’ and what this can teach us about hacking.

Rapunzel

What can Rapunzel tell us about human behaviour and the effect of social engineering? Jenny Radcliffe looks at the Brothers Grimm classic story and how a complex security system was breached.

Call in Houdini

How was the world’s most famous escapologist like a modern day hacker? Dave Brooks looks at what we can learn from the world of escape and illusion.

When the Worlds of InfoSec and Diabetes Management Intersect

Dan Sherman looks at diabetes and what the process of managing the condition can teach us about Information Security.

What the Elizabethans Teach us About Cyber-Security

What the Elizabethans Teach us About Cyber-Security

The year is 1586. In the middle of England's Golden Age, Elizabeth I rules alone – confident, and yet in fear. The Tudor dynasty had been secured on the foundations of illegitimacy, intrigue and disloyalty. With ...

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 ...

People Hacking & Playtime

People Hacking & Playtime

Some people are lucky enough to live somewhere quiet, maybe in a village, or at the end of a suburban cul-de-sac.  If so, their children may have the kind of freedom I enjoyed; Riding bikes in ...

Cleavage and Clouds

Cleavage and Clouds

One thing up front: This is not, in case you were hoping, an attempt at adult InfoSec fiction. Rather, it should resonate with anyone using, or planning to use cloud solutions and anyone who’s seen or ...

Networking in the Garden

Networking in the Garden

Looking after a network is like being a gardener. A garden comprises of different plant types in the same way as an organisation has different types of employees. For example: evergreen plants are like permanent staff seasonal plants ...

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 ...

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

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.

Cleavage and Clouds

What do you expose? What can your own image teach you about secure cloud usage choices? Sarah Clarke looks at how choosing a cloud solution mirrors the tightrope celebrities must navigate to control their personal brand.

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

It’s often our friends and family that can hurt us the most. Yotam Gutman takes a look at how this often the case within our organisations.

Don’t Forget to Lock the Door

Are you in danger of locking the stable door after the digital horse has bolted? Leandro Bennaton looks at how we need to take the mindset of physical precautions into the digital realm.

Privacy Policy Should Fit Like a Glove

Laura Vivet explores Privacy Policies and looks at why the one size fits all model isn’t fit for purpose.