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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 ...

Don’t Walk on the Grass!

Don’t Walk on the Grass!

In a vain bid to keep fit, I go running. Sometimes. When the mood takes me. It’s one of those things that I know I should do - I understand the importance of exercise, but ...

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 ...

Seven Unwise Monkeys

Are humans really any wiser than monkeys? Angus McIlwraith looks at the role legacy and inertia play in defining company policy.

Global Security – Lessons from the Industry

David Rimmer takes a look at a real life disease outbreak and what lessons the Security Industry can, in fact, teach Governments and the Public.

Ønske: Udvikling videre fra skyttegravskrig

This is the Danish version of ‘Evolving Trench Warfare’ first published on the 10th November 2014. As a result of trench warfare, countless soldiers died during World War I. Claus Houmann takes at who was responsible and how this can relate to modern day security breaches.

It’s Your Round

Dave Brooks looks at how our decision making when choosing what to drink and where can inform our Information Security choices

Security and Golf

As Raj Patel selects his sand-wedge for a tricky bunker shot, he muses about the selection of clubs available to golf players and the parallels we can draw with our own InfoSec tools.

Placebo Efekt u Informativnoj Sigurnosti

This is the Croatian translation of an analogy originally posted on the 11th of April, 2016. Zoran Lalic encourages us to ask whether the security tools we’ve implemented are just placebos to make us feel better.