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.
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…
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
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
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 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!
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
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 ...
The Chef, Kitchen Hygiene and Knowledge Workers
Eduardo Gelbstein compares the kitchen to the corporate environment and the importance of “hygiene” to both.
The Maginot Line Principle
Many IT security professionals and senior IT managers approach Cyber security as if it is a war – a battle against State-funded Hackers or other ‘bad’ people attacking from the outside. But with most data loss caused by your staff, is that really the best use of your resources?
The Green Surf Code (TM)
After looking through old Road Safety campaigns, Dr Daniel Dresner shares his thoughts on what the Internet equivalent might look like
Cyber Security: A Beautiful Game?
Cyber Security has a lot more in common with football than you might think. Richard Jones explores defence and attack in search of the right tactics to employ.
Security on a Plate
Is there really such a thing as a perfect dish? Jeffrey Borbón Sanabria looks at how preparing good food has a lot in common with good security, but it’s down to personal taste.
The Wolf, the She-Goat and the Kid
Paul Farmer explores the security parallels between Aesop’s ‘The Wolf, the She-Goat, and the Kid’ with those of modern day practices.