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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 ...

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 ...

How the Deming Cycle can Reinforce Safety

How the Deming Cycle can Reinforce Safety

– for Information Systems and Divers The Deming cycle (Plan - Do - Check - Act) forms the foundation of continual improvement principles in a wide range of management systems such as ISO9001, ISO20000, ISO22301, ISO27000,… The ...

Don’t Pick Up The Phone

Andrew Rose explains why security awareness doesn’t always equal a change in user behaviour, and the 3 aspects that will help create security programs that do.

Are you a Tractor, Trailer or a Wheelbarrow?

As Tom Fairfax has found, people are the key to effective Information Security Management, but what’s the simplest way to categorise them according to their abilities?

Look at What I Learnt in Class

It’s all very well trying to change other people’s behaviour but perhaps you should consider what you could do differently instead. Mo Amin tells us how a short spell in Spain changed his whole outlook on teaching

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Ron Condon looks at Aesop’s Fable ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ and draws parallels to the threats modern day organisations face and how these are reported to the board

Is Your Cloud Provider a Good Sailor?

Anyone can sail, but a good sailor is someone who can respond to everything the sea throws at them. Laura Vivet looks at how preparation and having the right systems in place, not only affect the fortunes of the seafarer but can be compared to Cloud Service Providers.

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?