Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

October 2007

  • ROI of IPS

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 Oct 2007
  • I thought it would be interesting to look more closely at the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) associated with an IDS/IPS and see whether or not we can realistically ...

  • Disaster recovery plans fail

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Oct 2007
  • Some interesting statistics reported here in Computer Weekly relating to disastar recovery planning.According to the research findings, 48% of organisations have had to execute their disaster ...

  • All in a days work

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Oct 2007
  • It would be good to think that I spend all my time defining strategy, sending out edicts,and generally pontificating. Fact is more often than not I become embroiled in issues that are fairly ...

  • Frank Abignale Interview

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Oct 2007
  • There's an interesting interview with ex-fraudster Frank Abignale online here. Frank's message is that it's far easier today to commit the sort of crimes that he became famous for.A world of too ...

  • Daycon

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Oct 2007
  • Dayton, Ohio, has a couple of things to recommend it: it is home to one of the best steak restuarants that I have ever been to, (The Pine Club). Actually, that's about it. However, it is also home ...

  • Network security budgets

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Oct 2007
  • Great blog on budgets from Gunnar Peterson. Quote:How secure am I? Am I better than this time last year? Am I spending the right amount of $$? How do I compare to my peers? What risk transfer ...

  • IPS - to buy or not to buy

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Oct 2007
  • There's been some debate about whether or not to purchase an IPS device to put in front a new online service. Some of you might be reading this and thinking "why wouldn't you?" Well, granted, if it ...

  • LinkedIn - The first million is the hardest

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Oct 2007
  • Congratulations to linkedIn who have achieved one million UK members on their social engineering...I mean, social networking site. I think LinkedIn will persist and grow. The forthcoming API will ...

  • Security Key Performance Indicators

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Oct 2007
  • A very wise man once said "Without measurable goals, how do you measure success?" It's a good point but one that many security professionals still struggle with. We have measures of success for ...

  • Who owns the data?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Oct 2007
  • No-one would disagree that data is an asset. As such, it has value. It therefore follows that somebody must own it. I would state the responsbilities of a data owner as being: 1. Ensuring that data ...

  • The Art of War for Security Managers

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Oct 2007
  • As security professionals we must accept the fact that conflict is a normal part of our professional and personal lives. Far from being an unnatural phenomenon that must be either avoided at all ...

  • PaaS - Amazon EC2 & Force.com

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Oct 2007
  • I wrote a short while ago (Sep 22) about SalesForce.com (SFDC) and their Force.com PaaS service offering. I believe that this is the way that enterprise development is heading and I wouldn't be at ...

  • GAO report on data breaches

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Oct 2007
  • I've been reading a report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled "Data Breaches Are Frequent, but Evidence of Resulting Identity Theft Is Limited; However, the Full Extent Is ...

  • Infosec Europe - Podcast on social networking

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 11 Oct 2007
  • A plug for the interesting podcast on social networking from Maury Shenk, Head of European Legal Programme, SANS Institute. Presented by those good folk over at InfoSecurity Europe... Download it ...

  • An image - at last!

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 11 Oct 2007
  • After nearly a year of on and off blogging, I have been shown how to add an image to my blog (thanks James...) ! So, I wanted to share with you the following picture, which I shot whilst driving ...