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Piracy and Letters of Marque

From piracy on the high seas to today’s battles online. Claus Houmann looks at how the battlefield may have changed, but what about the rules of engagement?

Hotel Stories

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

CISO Impossible

Secret agents in the TV series Mission:Impossible worked wonders to defend their nation from attack. Yosam Gutman explores how the life of CISO can feel much the same sometimes…

Keep Your Eyes on the Real Threats

What if efforts to stop the biggest perceived threat result takes our focus away from the actual thing we should be worried about? Claus Houmann explores the issues.

Bunny Hopped

Dave Penycate looks back at when the family rabbit escapes and explores what Information Security lessons we can learn from an escaped pet.

Mudanças … são as únicas constantes!


This is the Portuguese translation of an analogy first published on the 2nd April. Rafael Lachi discusses how the passing of time can leave us blind to the threats around us and how important regular self-assessment can be.

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 ...

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 ...

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.