Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart:

January, 2009


January 27, 2009  2:48 PM

Innovation, Evolution and a big ‘Hello’

dhart1 Profile: dhart1
Evolution, innovation, risk

I'm really pleased to partner with Stuart King and enter the blogosphere at such an interesting information security time and with so much going on at the moment.

Stuart mentioned freshening things up and I think that's a great idea equally applicable to the information security...

January 27, 2009  1:15 PM

Atrophy, apathy and impotence

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management

Events during January show that organisations are continuing to fail in all areas of Information Security. We've seen the massive credit card data breach of Heartland in the States, the Royal Navy hit by malware here in the UK, the Monster jobs sites hacked (again). It's disheartening and it makes...


January 26, 2009  9:00 AM

A fresh face on an old blog

sking2 Profile: sking2
Misc

It's time to give this blog a bit of an overhaul and freshen it up.

Duncan Hart, a good aquaintance of mine, has agreed to partner up and will shortly begin making his own contributions.

Duncan will introduce himself in due course, but needless to say he's an information...


January 21, 2009  8:00 AM

Heartland Payment System – biggest ever data breach?

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management

I do hope the good guys at Heartland Payment Systems are today downloading and reading through an interesting document entitled "Your business data has been compromised. Now What?"

The author of this document? Kris...


January 20, 2009  9:00 AM

Employees and online behaviour

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management

The fact that a company's own employees pose a greater threat to security than hackers has now become widely recognised within the industry. Some cynics might argue that the escalation of this particular threat came about to justify the continued existance of the corporate security team, which was...


January 19, 2009  3:30 PM

Web access policy and dictators

sking2 Profile: sking2
Network security, Security management

There are a few things that annoy me: impoliteness, petty bureaucracy, Chris Moyles, BT customer "service", the price of cinema popcorn, the smell of fast food on public transport, drivers who can't stay in lane when they go round a roundabout (Hey, Mrs Blue Audi driver on the A316. See those white...


January 14, 2009  9:00 AM

Don’t lay all the blame for insecure systems on the developers

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management, Web product security

It's good to see the subject of secure development, and in particular the most serious coding issues that crop up within websites, making the mainstream news. See Dangerous coding errors revealed at


January 12, 2009  9:45 AM

In the cloud or up the spout

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management

There is an inevitable moment in married life where the wife will ask of her husband the question "what were the best moments of your life so far?" The expected and acceptable responses are well documented. They include "the day we met", "the birth of our first child", "our wedding day" and other...


January 7, 2009  9:30 AM

Risk assessment and the Nu M8 Child Tracker

sking2 Profile: sking2
Misc, Network security, Security management

A few weeks ago I allowed my 7 year old daughter to walk the last 400 yards from the bottom of the road to the school gate by herself. Off she trotted, full of her own independence, and away she went. About half an hour later the school headmistress called me "did you know that your daughter...


January 6, 2009  9:30 AM

Internet censorship – should we have more of it?

sking2 Profile: sking2
Misc, Security management

I'm currently escaping the bitter cold of the UK over in Abu Dhabi., where I'm spending a couple of days visiting the Reed Exhibitions regional office.

The UAE censors it's populations' use of the...


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