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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 ...

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.

How Can Playing Poker Teach Us to Make Better Security Decisions?

When the chips are down what can security professionals learn from the way poker players approach the game of poker? Leron Zinatullin reveals his hand.

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

A Bank? A Safe? No Thanks, I’ll Keep My Money Stuffed in the Mattress

Is refusing to trust cloud services with your data, the equivalent of stuffing cash under the mattress? Andrew Moloney looks at why SMB’s lack of trust may be more dangerous than they think.

The Flute and the Fortress

From 15th Century Constantinople & Bible stories to French Philosophers. Frank Wintle explores the idea that human beings might simply be incapable of keeping a secret.

King Oedipus and the Y Generation

He’s young, bright and good at his job, so why does he bring plague to his city and resign in disgrace? Mike Carter looks at the lessons of ‘King Oedipus’ for Generation Y and suggests we can learn from ancient Greek theatre in our approach to security training.