Finding The Hidden InfoSec Story

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Quantify, Qualify, Endlessly Reify

In a complex and changing world, we as humans need to be flexible and constantly changing to cope with new circumstances. Jason Cowling argues that effective security environments need to be viewed in the same way in order to cope with a fluid threat landscape.

DIY? Know Your Limits

Richard Jones dusts off his tools and looks at how DIY in the home and the DIY approach to security can both lead to issues.

Maturing Information Security and the Musical World

Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of hard work and time. David Scovetta looks at what we can learn from this process when developing our own security practices.

The Best Offense is a Good Defense

Michael Cole analyses the strategies employed by American Football teams to see if they can help us better defend our networks

Scrabbling for a Password

Andy Jones takes a look at what Scrabble can teach us about password security

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.

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 ...

What’s that Plumber Doing in the Bedroom?

What’s that Plumber Doing in the Bedroom?

The increasing sophistication of technology makes it hard for IT professionals to keep up and be experts in all things technology.  From monolithic central IT systems through to new and distributed computing models, it’s harder—and ...

Cyber Security: A Beautiful Game?

Cyber Security: A Beautiful Game?

Whilst I appreciate that we are not all lovers of what is often described as the  ‘beautiful game’, most of us understand the principles of football or any other team sport for that matter. Whilst ...

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

Not At The Flick of a Switch

Reversing climate change is a difficult longterm challenge. Angus McIlwraith explores how changing cultural attitudes towards security can be equally complex.

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.

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.

Ever Lost Your Phone?

Sarah Clarke looks at the pain and inconvenience a lost phone can cause to highlight some of the challenges facing information security risk and incident management.