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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.

September 2009

  • More solutions please

    David Lacey 21 Sep 2009
  • Last week's IDC IT Security Conference 2009 in London offered free attendance for the first 100 guests, so it's not surprising that there was a full house of security managers. As with many of ...

  • The soft underbelly of big business

    David Lacey 21 Sep 2009
  • This article from the Scotsman newspaper illustrates an inevitable and worrying trend: the targeting of smaller enterprises by professional criminals. Most small and medium enterprises lack the ...

  • The power of social networks

    David Lacey 15 Sep 2009
  • If your boss or your colleagues still don't get the importance of social networks, then it's worth directing them to Erik Qualman's compelling social media revolution YouTube video. Security has to ...

  • Worse case scenarios

    David Lacey 15 Sep 2009
  • Every now and then we have to persuade our executive to think the unthinkable. But too much scaremongering can be counterproductive. You can read a few of my thoughts on the hazards of preparing ...

  • Responding to the Global Security Challenge

    David Lacey 10 Sep 2009
  • Yesterday I was in Brussels, speaking at the Western Europe regional final of the Global Security Challenge. For anyone that takes an interest in new security technologies, this is a must-see ...

  • Single point failures

    David Lacey 02 Sep 2009
  • The recent two hour outage of Google's Gmail, affecting the majority of its 150 million users reflects the growing risks associated with the inevitable drift towards centralised system management. ...