Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

December 2007

  • Securing home access to the network

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Dec 2007
  • There is an ever increasing requirement to provide suitable facilities so that employees can work from home. Right now all we have available within my own organisation is an expensive and ...

  • VoIP Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Dec 2007
  • Robert Moore is a convicted hacker, currently serving two years in prison for his role in stealing and reselling VoIP services. In an interview given to Information Week, Moore describes in detail ...

  • Millennials and Risk

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 26 Dec 2007
  • Interesting article here on Security Focus entitled "IT Risk and the Millennials" about the Generation Y workforce, their expectations, associated consumersation of IT and the risks that come along ...

  • Challenges ahead

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 Dec 2007
  • This is my last entry for a few days as I fully intend to make the most of the holidays. I wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to those who regularly read and support this blog, and to ...

  • Microsoft Developers Highway Code

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Dec 2007
  • I'm not impressed by the new version of the Developer Highway Code from Microsoft. There's no denying the fact that it's all good, sound, common sense guidance but I'm wondering for who, and also ...

  • L-Driver data breach: L-Government?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Dec 2007
  • Another day, another data breach. Actually, another day, another blog about another data breach. Hey, at least it means I don't have to think too hard about what to write about! Flippant remarks ...

  • Are we feeling a little vulnerable?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Dec 2007
  • Quote of the week has got to be "Before, our systems were a little bit vulnerable, and now they are not" from Andrew Brenson, a spokesman for the charity Children In Need. Almost as good is the ...

  • Prediction for 2008 - more targeted attacks

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Dec 2007
  • If I have to make one prediction for 2008, it is that I think we will see an increase in reports of targeted attacks against organisations of all sizes and types. That such attacks are already ...

  • Dangerous developers

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Dec 2007
  • Developers often want to make use of shareware to obtain code they would otherwise need to be spending a lot of time developing. The IT Ethics handbook (by By Stephen Northcutt, ISBN 1931836221) ...

  • Skype me!

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 11 Dec 2007
  • There are opposing forces in action - on the one hand a number of individuals who claim that they need Skype and consider life to be unfair unless they have it. On the other hand are those who ...

  • Physical Security Controls

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Dec 2007
  • Don't forget physical security. There are a number of aspects that you need to keep in mind including security of server rooms and data centers, access to office space, and verifying that security ...

  • I admit it - I'm a geek at heart

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Dec 2007
  • I like to keep a close eye on the technical infrastructure. For instance, I've now got a Landesk client installed on my PC, which enables me to get the metrics I want on our infrastructure security ...

  • Start taking security seriously

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 08 Dec 2007
  • I admit that I've been guilty in the past of making flippant remarks such as "we're not a bank so don't need Fort Knox security" and other such excuses for not doing things as securely as I might ...

  • Where did all the data go?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 05 Dec 2007
  • I've been trying to make the point that we can't protect data by following a checklist and filling in an audit sheet. These tools can assist us to identifying where we think the problems are but at ...

  • Computer Weekly Social Networking Survey

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Dec 2007
  • The results are in from the Computer Weekly survey on usage of Social Networking sites. The survey, based on 331 responses from a wide variety of organisations, provide an interesting insight into ...