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David Laceys IT Security Blog

Information security expert David Lacey discussed the latest ideas, best practices, and business issues associated with managing security.

July 2008

  • Cyberspace profiling

    David Lacey 30 Jul 2008
  • I'm always fascinated by anything new of the topic of criminal profiling, the so-called "third wave" of investigative science. Geographical profiling, in particular, is surprisingly effective. So I ...

  • Keeping threats in perspective

    David Lacey 24 Jul 2008
  • An email from Techtarget drew my attention to a response by Michael Cobb to a question about the vulnerability of encryption systems, following revelations by researchers at Princeton University ...

  • Who needs infrastructure?

    David Lacey 21 Jul 2008
  • I was interested to read that Westminster City Council is planning to be infrastructure-free by 2015, by outsourcing all IT services. It's refreshing to find an organisation that's prepared to ...

  • Talent wars are zero sum games

    David Lacey 17 Jul 2008
  • JP Rangaswami, Managing Director of BT Design, gave an excellent speech last night on the "The Future of Corporate Information" at the Computer Weekly 500 Club. JP is a superb, original thinker and ...

  • In search of a new security culture

    David Lacey 14 Jul 2008
  • Regular visitors will have noticed that my postings have been a bit thin lately. It's because I've been head-down completing a new book on "Managing the Human Factor in Information Security", to be ...

  • Network Access Control

    David Lacey 09 Jul 2008
  • This month's SC magazine has some rather critical quotes of mine in a feature on Network Access Control. I'm not completely negative about it. It's a useful tool in the security manager's armoury, ...

  • How many laptops go missing?

    David Lacey 05 Jul 2008
  • A recent Dell-sponsored survey carried out by the Ponemon Institute suggests that more than 10,000 laptops go missing each week at 36 of the largest US airports, many stolen at security check ...