Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart:

October, 2008


October 31, 2008  3:30 PM

Fighting Death by PowerPoint

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Misc, Security management, Useful Links

I like the irony of a 61 slide PowerPoint presentation about how to avoid Death by PowerPoint. Linked here from Colin Beveridge's excellent IT blog at www.colin-beveridge.com

October 30, 2008  9:00 AM

Security policies are unrealistic

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Security management

"Employees' disregard of corporate IT policies will increase as long as the policy is too rigid or impractical to allow them to get their jobs done."

Full article online


October 29, 2008  11:18 AM

BBC Article – Bosses ‘ignore toxic data risk’

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Security management

Bosses must stop leaving data security to the "IT boys" and other staff and take responsibility themselves, the UK's information watchdog has said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7697093.stm

It's...


October 28, 2008  1:00 PM

Social networking – Current trends report

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Security management

A new survey from FaceTime Communications describes the apparent risks from the increasing use of consumer social networking sites from within the corporate network. You can download it here. Within the organisation I work...


October 28, 2008  9:00 AM

Shoplifting and Shrinkage Protection

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Misc, Security management

DSC_0183.JPGI love second hand book stores: not because I'm too...


October 27, 2008  9:00 AM

Airports and committees

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Misc, Security management

My journey to America yesterday began with my tube of shaving cream being confiscated at Heathrow Airport for being 50ml too large. The maximum "safe" size is 100ml. Any larger than that and apparently there's a danger that it might explode. How ridiculous. If I'd had two 100ml tubes then that...


October 25, 2008  7:00 AM

Petition to keep the Vulcan flying

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Misc

vulcan.jpgThe Vulcan is a piece of British history: to see it flying...


October 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Web security – WAFs, Secure Code and Third Party Components

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Security management, Web product security

Some further interesting discussion on the subject of web application firewalls here. Regular readers of this blog (hello mum) will recall that this is a subject I've raised a couple of times in the past (for instance...


October 23, 2008  7:00 AM

Key challenges driving my security agenda

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Security management

I've been asked to write up a paragraph on what I consider to be the key challenges driving my security agenda as a discussion starter for a forthcoming roundtable that I'll be chairing. I think it's all rather neatly summed up as follows:


October 22, 2008  12:00 PM

The Global State of Information Security

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Security management

The annual report from PWC (direct link to the full .pdf file) on the Global State of Information Security makes for interesting reading. There are some insightful...


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