David Laceys IT Security Blog

February 2012

  • The wrong type of loop

    David Lacey 21 Feb 2012
  • We all know that information security management only works if we "close the loop", i.e. that telling people to do things does not work unless you check they are actually doing it. The problem is ...

  • Our only hope lies with Academia

    David Lacey 17 Feb 2012
  • Lately I've been spending more time lecturing to universities (Oxford and Surrey this week, Portsmouth the week after next). At each session I set out to present what's wrong with Information ...

  • Business continuity management for small companies

    David Lacey 15 Feb 2012
  • My latest book "Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Enterprises" has just hit the streets. Inspired by the Cabinet Office and published by BSI it aims to simplify the essential ...

  • Trust and Society

    David Lacey 14 Feb 2012
  • I used to think that Bruce Schneier was out of touch with industry CISOs, but now I think that they are out of touch with him. He's come on tremendously in recent years. I saw him present to the ...

  • Up close and personal

    David Lacey 14 Feb 2012
  • We all know there's no such thing as a free lunch. Rose Ross, a PR adviser, bought me one last week. The payback was a personal interview on her Countdown to Infosecurity site. I tried to be light ...

  • Boutique consultancies are back in fashion

    David Lacey 08 Feb 2012
  • It's been a few weeks since my last blog posting. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's the result of being rushed off my feet with consultancy assignments. Interestingly it's not my ...