Finding The Hidden InfoSec Story

Dave Brooks

Dave has worked for 27 years in the IT industry in a variety of roles and environments. The first ten years were spent in technical development in real time systems. This migrated into work on infrastructure and finally into management within the financial services sector.

Dave is foremost a man manager with strategic experience who has kept a technical overview. His MBA and MA in psychology have helped him to focus on more strategic aspects of senior management including human capital growth, strategy and budgeting.

Over the last 14 years he has worked in a variety of roles for a large Swiss bank, initially in technical networking and market data linkage, but latterly in managing outsources product sets and business management for more front office faced applications.

Dave is a qualification junkie who over the years has covered things as diverse as ITIL, PRINCE 2 and Public speaking as a Distinguished Toastmaster. He is currently working on a degree predominantly in creative writing.

When not working, he is an avid poet, has produced two screen plays and is working on this first novel. He sees metaphor as the way to open doors to the true meaning behind the words.

Why I Joined the Analogies Project

After seeing a presentation of the Analogies project at the recent RANT conference, I saw that the project offers the perfect way to move from the letter to the spirit of the law.  It is a way of opening people’s minds to the possibility of risk and the potential of mitigation without smacking them repeatedly around the head with a heavy policy manual.” 

My Analogies

Amazon and the Fictions of Packet Delivery Don’t Sugar the Pill Brexit Means Information Security JungleBook – Social Networking Before Zuckerberg Locking the Cockpit Door Weather Or Not? Security’s A Gamble – Just Like Horse Racing InfoSec and the Great British Bake-Off Shylock, and How to Create a Workable Contract Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Policy Statements The North Wind and The Sun Cymbeline The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces The Power of Three The Crow and the Pitcher Call in Houdini It’s Your Round Strictly Come Security – Revisited The Magic Circle Attention All Shipping
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