David Laceys IT Security Blog

November 2009

  • Everything you wanted to know about Data Protection

    David Lacey 27 Nov 2009
  • The Information Commissioner's Office has just published a detailed Guide to Data Protection. It's an excellent, well presented piece of work, though at 175 pages it's not likely to be read from ...

  • Human factors in information security

    David Lacey 26 Nov 2009
  • Elsevier are holding their first conference on human factors in information security in London on 22nd-24th February 2010. What's interesting is that it combines academic excellence and practical ...

  • Which is the best security blog?

    David Lacey 26 Nov 2009
  • Congratulations to Graham Cluley of Sophos who won the Computer Weekly 2009 best blog award. Congratulations to Computer weekly also for unselfishly excluding their own bloggers from the ...

  • Cyber Security Mega Trends

    David Lacey 24 Nov 2009
  • Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, has published a paper on 'Cyber Security Mega Trends', i.e. what senior level IT executives believe to be the biggest cyber security threats to US ...

  • Where to find innovation in security

    David Lacey 22 Nov 2009
  • You can find an interesting posting of mine on innovation in security, inspired by the Global Security Challenge on Infosecurity Adviser, the news site of Infosecurity Europe. My point is that ...

  • Data Integrity - The Final Frontier

    David Lacey 21 Nov 2009
  • Regular readers of this blog will know that I've been forecasting for some time that data integrity will be the next big thing. That's nothing new. But what's really interesting is that many of my ...

  • The new art of war

    David Lacey 19 Nov 2009
  • The National Journal has an interesting article on cyberwar, pointing out some of the opportunities and hazards associated with this new form of conflict. It's very different from anything we've ...

  • Small companies are the key to security innovation

    David Lacey 18 Nov 2009
  • The Global Security Challenge finals which took place at London Business School last week were a revelation to anyone who believes that security innovation is dead. There's certainly little ...

  • Oman sets the bar on security awareness

    David Lacey 17 Nov 2009
  • Last week I was fortunate to have been presenting at a MIS Training CISO Executive Summit in Muscat. The Sultanate of Oman has long been my favourite business and holiday location. It's also a ...

  • Towards the paperless office

    David Lacey 06 Nov 2009
  • A few weeks ago I reported that I could sense a new, much more determined mood across the UK business community to embrace electronic channels to overcome the postal strike. You can really see the ...

  • The limitations of risk assessment

    David Lacey 01 Nov 2009
  • I've just posted a short article on the limitations of risk assessment on my Infosecurity blog. Those of you who've read my book on Managing the Human Factor in Information Security will know I ...