Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart:

February, 2009

February 26, 2009  3:14 PM

McKinnon step closer to extradition

sking2 Profile: sking2

British computer hacker Gary McKinnon has lost the latest round of his battle against extradition to the US.

See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7912538.stm

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February 24, 2009  7:15 AM

Rats coming out of the sewer

sking2 Profile: sking2
malware, PCI, security breach

More than two years ago I mentioned on this blog the fact that large networks are likely hosting a variety of nasty things we will probably never become aware of. This is more than just...

February 23, 2009  10:30 AM

Joined-up security can save you money

sking2 Profile: sking2
Security management

A blog from Colin Beveridge caught my eye and touched a nerve. Colin says:

We need a holistic approach to information security that properly encompasses the social/ cultural aspects,...

February 23, 2009  7:00 AM

When cloud computing goes wrong

dhart1 Profile: dhart1
Business Continuity, Cloud Computing, Web security

I'm a fan of cloud computing based applications and services, in fact I use them a lot to organise a whole raft of things I do and need to get done. But at the same time I really do understand that confidentiality is a misnomer and that there's no guarantee of integrity and/or availability. The...

February 17, 2009  9:00 AM

A lesson in low tech for the CIA

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CIA, Low Tech

A story in todays Times newspaper about the supposed secret use by the CIA of an airbase in Pakistan has an interesting Information Security angle. In particular because it appears that supporting...

February 16, 2009  7:00 AM

Public Sector vs Private Sector. Who does security better? Part 4

dhart1 Profile: dhart1
Risk management

You're hilarious! A Ford Anglia? Actually, I'm a Morris Minor Series II enthusiast. What more could you want than a British Classic through-and-through that has been exported internationally and become an icon - just like myself ;-)

While I stay on the subject of cars I'd like to ask the...

February 12, 2009  9:30 AM

Public Sector vs Private Sector. Who does security better? Part 3

sking2 Profile: sking2
Risk management

Let's stick to the facts. The public sector has more data breaches. In the six months up to April 2008 there were 62 serious incidents in the public sector against 28 in the private sector (as reported here), and...

February 11, 2009  7:38 AM

Public vs Private Sector – which does security better?

dhart1 Profile: dhart1
Risk management

You've thrown down the gauntlet and I accept the challenge.... But let's put the problem into context first. Both private and public sector have had equally disastrous data breaches of late. From RBS Worldpay late last...

February 10, 2009  10:36 AM

Twits on Twitter

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Only one word really for US politician Peter Hoekstra on a secret visit to Baghdad, who then announced his arrival on Twitter. That word is Plonker...

February 9, 2009  9:30 AM

Public Sector vs Private Sector. Who does security better?

sking2 Profile: sking2
Risk management

Mods against Rockers, Tom and Jerry, Batman versus The Joker....

My partner in blogging and I have one more to add to that list. Duncan is standing up for the public sector, I'm on the side of the private sector.

Public Sector versus Private Sector Information Security. Which...

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