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Christmas Message 2016

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016

Christmas Message 2016

Dave Brooks has written and performed this cautionary tale.

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RANT Conference 2016

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016

RANT Conference 2016

It’s RANT Conference this month and The Analogies Project will be in full attendance. This year’s RANT Conference takes place at etc Venues, St. Paul’s in London. It’s always full of great speakers and discussions, building on the success of the regular RANT Forums.   This year Analogies Project founder Bruce Hallas will be taking part in a panel discussion ‘The Perfect Storm – Sharing is Caring’ at 14:30 focusing on the increased sophistication of cyber criminals and what we can do to mitigate this growth. Bruce tells us that he will be taking a different view of “the perfect storm” from that which most security professionals will be familiar with. It will definitely raise a few eyebrows. Details of the RANT Conference agenda can be found here.   If you’d like to meet up on the day, do get...

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Partnership with RANT

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

Partnership with RANT

We’re delighted to announce that RANT and The Analogies Project are to continue their long standing support for each other at the RANT Conference 2016. The conference will be held on 3rd November, 2016, and we’ll be running a stand to help raise awareness of the project and to ask people to contribute their analogies to the Online Library. We are looking for 4 contributors to volunteer to man the stand alongside some of the team. The volunteers will be entitled to conference tickets free of charge as a small thank you. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us. Analogies Project founder Bruce Hallas will be speaking on the subject of “The Perfect Threat Storm – Sharing is Caring.” Bruce tells us that he will be taking a different view of “the perfect storm” from what most...

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The Analogies Project’s Four Year Anniversary

Posted by on May 5, 2016

The Analogies Project’s Four Year Anniversary

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of The Analogies Project, we’ve rounded up the top ten most popular analogies ever posted by the project. You’d think that, after four years of contributions, we’d be running out of topics. But when you’re working with a discipline as multifaceted as Information Security, there’s always a new angle. Here’s some of the highlights from the last four years:   Internal Threats: Sometimes the worst threats originate within your own organization. Three of our top ten analogies talked about the importance of protecting against insider malice, and its cohort, stupidity. ‘Jurassic Park – Based on a True Story’ by Vicky Clayton ‘The Story of the Suicidal Kangaroo’ Original story by Robert Hadfield, penned by Andy Jones ‘God Save Me From My Friends. I Can Protect Myself From My Enemies’ by Yotam Gutman Risk Assessment & Policy: A...

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Something For The Next Generation

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Something For The Next Generation

Inspired by work such as The Analogies Project, ISF research on security behavioural awareness and occurrences we read about every day, it struck me that it would be useful to come up with something to enhance the online behaviours of the next generation in a hyper-connected world.  I figured that If grown-ups can modify neural pathways to change their ways and if story-telling is such an effective means of achieving that, then why not fuse together the two things I spend most of my time doing – managing cyber security and reading children’s books to my two daughters? If I could write a story that had two main ambitions; to be fun to read but also embedded those desired behaviours within its covers, couldn’t that be of value? So that’s what I did.  First of all I wrote down the top ten lessons...

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City Initiative 2016

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016

City Initiative 2016

                  Project founder Bruce Hallas has a busy speaking schedule lined up. He’ll be presenting at the SecureFrankfurt event in Germany April 14th, followed hot on its heels by key events in Austria and France.   As part of an upcoming initiative Bruce is keen to meet historians, cultural custodians and local experts from each city he’s speaking in, to help identify new, location specific, InfoSec stories. So if you have links to anyone you think we should be talking to in Frankfurt, Vienna or Paris (or know someone who might) please do ask them to contact us via the form on our website.   We also pleased to announce that Bruce has confirmed several new speaking engagements at events in the Czech Republic, Ireland, UK and Croatia. You can keep up to date with the...

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