Finding The Hidden InfoSec Story

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Don’t Sugar the Pill

Dave Brooks talks about the drastic measures that are sometimes necessary to raise awareness of IT security in your organization.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Richard Jones compares garden maintenance to information security, since things can crop up and “grow” when left alone.

Ризик вреба у шифрованим комуникацијама

This is the Serbian Cyrillic translation of an analogy originally published on 24 October, 2016. Zoran Lalic presents a new definition of Trojan Horse: SSL-encrypted threats.

Population Immunity: Administering Security Vaccines

David Rimmer discusses how increasing awareness amongst your staff can enable “herd immunity” against security threats.

Rizik vreba u šifriranim komunikacijama (CRO)

This is the Croatian translation of an analogy originally published on 24 October, 2016. Zoran Lalic presents a new definition of Trojan Horse: SSL-encrypted threats.

Is Your Security Civilised?

It’s been said that civilisation is easier to describe than to define. Ross Moore describes the building blocks of civilisation.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hotel Stories

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