David Laceys IT Security Blog

October 2009

  • Chinese Cyberwarfare Capability

    David Lacey 31 Oct 2009
  • It's hard to ignore the report by Northrop Grumman Corporation on the Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation, if only because of its ...

  • Lessons from the safety field

    David Lacey 28 Oct 2009
  • I've long argued that security should take note of lessons from the safety field, and there are a lot of important learning points set out in the Nimrod review. Many of these repeat the points made ...

  • Opinions on RSA Conference Europe 2009

    David Lacey 27 Oct 2009
  • Big conference web sites seem to be evolving into on-line magazines. RSA Conference and Infosecurity Europe publish news items and blog postings all year round. During last week;s RSA Conference ...

  • Higher standards for identity assurance

    David Lacey 26 Oct 2009
  • Not a week goes by without a news item about yet another breach of personal data. The latest one is a compromise of data on the Guardian newspaper's jobs website. I think we all agree that there's ...

  • Money in the Cloud

    David Lacey 22 Oct 2009
  • I was intrigued to read that the equivalent of $144 million was traded in the second quarter of the year on the LindeX, the official currency exchange of Second Life. This growth reflects the ...

  • RSA Conference reflects trends in security landscape

    David Lacey 21 Oct 2009
  • This year's RSA Conference Europe kicked off yesterday in London. There were the usual keynotes from RSA top management and the usual US style arrangements, including a photo identity check ...

  • The RSA Conference comes to town

    David Lacey 19 Oct 2009
  • Tomorrow sees the start of the year's RSA Conference Europe in London. As usual it's a largely vendor oriented event, with keynotes from sponsors, rather than thought leaders, and with a focus ...

  • Responding to the postal strikes

    David Lacey 16 Oct 2009
  • Just talk to any business owner, whether small, medium or large, and you'll quickly spot a golden opportunity for the security industry. This season's postal strike will generate a tipping point ...

  • Information Security across the World

    David Lacey 13 Oct 2009
  • My postings have been thin over the last few weeks as I've been busy travelling, researching and writing. The highlight was a visit to Switzerland to give presentations to institutes in Zurich and ...

  • Long distance data management

    David Lacey 02 Oct 2009
  • Keen-eyed information management professionals will have been amused last night to spot Andy Hayler, former Shell data management expert and Kalido executive, in his modern role as professional ...

  • A new kind of security

    David Lacey 01 Oct 2009
  • Over the last week, I've attended a security awareness forum and spoken at a cloud computing conference. The major learning point highlighted by both events, was both predictable and significant: ...