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October 31, 2011  1:36 PM

Information Security around the World

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
Governance, People

I spend a good deal of my time travelling around the world giving lectures and helping companies with consultancy. Last week I was in Amsterdam, the week before in Norway, and tomorrow I'm off to sunny Cyprus.

It's refreshing to interact with security...

October 10, 2011  4:51 PM

Who influences security?

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, perception

I was contacted last week by a company that specialises in harnessing influence. They claimed to be working for a top IT security solutions vendor and had identified me as a key "influencer" in the UK. They wanted me to answer a set of questions but refused to say who the...


October 10, 2011  10:31 AM

Gene Schulz R.I.P.

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, Professionalism

I was deeply saddened last week to hear about the death of Gene Schulz. If a man is judged by the number of his admirers then Gene was a big man. (More than 730 people have signed the guest book on his personal site.)  But Gene was a big man in every way: a...


May 20, 2011  9:02 AM

Why you need an elevator pitch

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, perception, Professionalism

Ian Cook's excellent Dragon News Bytes drew my attention to an article in the Wall Street Journal on the importance of having a prepared elevator speech. It's an essential requirement for any...


April 24, 2011  9:49 PM

Reflections on Infosecurity Europe 2011

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, Security Solutions

This week's Infosecurity Europe seemed quieter than usual. It was no surprise of course as it bordered on the Easter holiday. But it was a good event, made enjoyable and interesting by a well-designed exhibition hall and the presence of many top CISOs and security...


April 14, 2011  9:31 AM

What keeps you awake at night?

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, perception, Professionalism

I had an email from Charles Pask yesterday, asking me for my opinion on "What keeps CISOs awake at night?" It's a good question. I thought for a bit and decided that "advanced persistent threat" was the most dangerous threat I could imagine. I was wrong. CISOs are more...


December 9, 2010  1:24 PM

Power to the people

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, perception

The continuing hacktivist attacks in support of Wikileaks are a classic example of how networks transfer power from traditional institutions to citizens. Power is no longer something you can obtain through wealth, force or status: it's how other people react to you....


December 2, 2010  10:42 AM

Perception can be more dangerous than reality

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
crisis, People, perception

The claim by Julian Assange in Forbes that


October 18, 2010  9:25 AM

Countering cyber attacks

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
People, Security Solutions, threats

It's good to read that the UK Government is finally waking up to the fact that cyber attacks are a serious threat to the nation. In fact it's always been so. Why? Because we don't build secure platforms and application...


October 11, 2010  5:42 PM

Risk communications that hit home

David Lacey David Lacey Profile: David Lacey
awareness, People, perception

The most effective risk communications focus on consequences that are personal, immediate and certain. Authority, confidence and a small amount of exaggeration can help. So how about this


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