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Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

Dealing with the operational challenges of information security and risk management.

October 2008

  • Fighting Death by PowerPoint

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Oct 2008
  • I like the irony of a 61 slide PowerPoint presentation about how to avoid Death by PowerPoint. Linked here from Colin Beveridge's excellent IT blog at www.colin-beveridge.comDeath by PowerPointView ...

  • Security policies are unrealistic

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 30 Oct 2008
  • "Employees' disregard of corporate IT policies will increase as long as the policy is too rigid or impractical to allow them to get their jobs done." Full article online here.In my opinion, this is ...

  • BBC Article - Bosses 'ignore toxic data risk'

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Oct 2008
  • Bosses must stop leaving data security to the "IT boys" and other staff and take responsibility themselves, the UK's information watchdog has ...

  • Social networking - Current trends report

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Oct 2008
  • A new survey from FaceTime Communications describes the apparent risks from the increasing use of consumer social networking sites from within the corporate network. You can download it here. ...

  • Shoplifting and Shrinkage Protection

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Oct 2008
  • I love second hand book stores: not because I'm too miserly to buy new books but because of the random nature of what you're likely to find and buy. For less than a pound I recently came home with ...

  • Airports and committees

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Oct 2008
  • My journey to America yesterday began with my tube of shaving cream being confiscated at Heathrow Airport for being 50ml too large. The maximum "safe" size is 100ml. Any larger than that and ...

  • Petition to keep the Vulcan flying

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Oct 2008
  • The Vulcan is a piece of British history: to see it flying again at the Farnborough airshow this year was a fantastic and awe-inspiring sight. The aircraft cost £7million to restore however, to ...

  • Web security - WAFs, Secure Code and Third Party Components

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Oct 2008
  • Some further interesting discussion on the subject of web application firewalls here. Regular readers of this blog (hello mum) will recall that this is a subject I've raised a couple of times in ...

  • Key challenges driving my security agenda

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Oct 2008
  • I've been asked to write up a paragraph on what I consider to be the key challenges driving my security agenda as a discussion starter for a forthcoming roundtable that I'll be chairing. I think ...

  • The Global State of Information Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 Oct 2008
  • The annual report from PWC (direct link to the full .pdf file) on the Global State of Information Security makes for interesting reading. There are some insightful facts and figures being reported ...

  • Microsoft "biggest hacker in China"

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 Oct 2008
  • From the People's Daily Online...Software giant Microsoft has sparked a major controversy among millions of Chinese computer users with the nationwide launch yesterday of its "Screen Blackout" ...

  • ROI from Cloud Computing

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 Oct 2008
  • Excellent and thought provoking article on Cloud Computing ROI here at There are, inevitably, concerns about cloud computing: conformance with corporate IT security policies, the lack of ...

  • Threat reports threats to credibility

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Oct 2008
  • What do you think the outcome would be if you put security experts from Symantec, McAfee, ISS, Secure Computing, and SPI Dynamics into the same room and asked them each what they'd like to see ...

  • Storage Expo emphasis on data protection and security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Oct 2008
  • I had a good day yesterday at the Storage Expo in London. It's not an event I would usually have considered attending however there was a heavy emphasis on data storage solutions geared towards ...

  • Spot the security expert

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Oct 2008
  • Guy Coma became an instantly forgotten star of television and the Internet when he was mistakenly interviewed on air by the BBC in place of an IT expert after a mix-up. Fact of the matter is that ...