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 ...
Identity Theft & Wills
Christian Toon examines what happens to our private information after we die, and the effect Information Security has the process of leaving a legacy.
Forecasting Like a Turkey
Euardo Gelbstein looks how a popular story, thinking about the future like a turkey, draws some interesting parallels with the way we try to predict risk.
Defying the Mafia – Strength in Numbers
Is it possible to take on the Mafia and win? In 2004 businesses in Sicily did just that, and William Beer reflects on what their success could teach us about combatting cybercrime
Infosec is not just the Icing on the Cake
Rowenna Fielding looks at how running a business, whilst not a piece of cake, has a lot in common with the cake making process itself.
Pourquoi le cycle de Deming contribue-t-il à une meilleure gestion de la sécurité
Diving involves a rigorous series of checks and systems to ensure the divers safety combined with a practice of continued improvement. In this French Language analogy Fabrice De Paepe takes a look at what we can learn from this in our own approaches to Information Security.
Secret agents in the TV series Mission:Impossible worked wonders to defend their nation from attack. Yosam Gutman explores how the life of CISO can feel much the same sometimes…