Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart:

Security management


April 21, 2009  4:00 PM

They’ve all lost their mojo

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Security management

I'm currently recruiting a Security Director to replace me as I move on to pastures new. I must admit to being wholly underwhelmed by many of the CVs that have come my way and also rather upset by the number of applicants currently out of work. Anyone who thinks information security is a recession...

March 11, 2009  8:00 PM

Council staff face Facebook ban

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Facebook, Security management, Social networking

Hampshire County Council is threatening to block staff from using the social networking site Facebook.

Bosses said they noticed an increase in use and during monitoring 46 employees were found to have regularly spent more than an hour on the site...


February 23, 2009  10:30 AM

Joined-up security can save you money

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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 2, 2009  9:30 AM

Soft leaders and hard managers

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Leadership, Security management

Last Tuesday evening I went along to one of the regular Computer Weekly 500 Club meetings where Bruno Laquet, CIO of Corus, was giving an interesting talk on the theme of "influencing across the organisation." From the resulting Q&A session, it was clear that many senior IT leaders have some...


January 27, 2009  1:15 PM

Atrophy, apathy and impotence

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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 21, 2009  8:00 AM

Heartland Payment System – biggest ever data breach?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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