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Evolution Since 1995

Brendan Byrne takes a look at how the world has evolved since 1995 and why it’s such a key date for InfoSec

Infosec is Like Sun Protection

Whilst lying on a beach Rowenna Fielding mulls over what we can learn from applying the sun lotion when protecting our information assets.

Security Awareness Should be a Walk in the Park

What can we learn about the success of Parkruns to help spread the InfoSec message? Steve Pomfret runs through key learnings.

Data Hoarders

With so much clutter both in our homes and in our data, Sian John looks at how best to manage the clean-up.

How to Think Like the Enemy

Jim Seaman leads a patrol to take a look at vulnerability and penetration testing, aiming to see if we can stay one step ahead of the enemy.

Amazon and the Fictions of Packet Delivery

Dave Brooks looks at the rise of online shopping and looks at the parallels with InfoSec

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Data Hoarders

With so much clutter both in our homes and in our data, Sian John looks at how best to manage the clean-up.

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.