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Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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

November 2008

  • India, outsourcing, and hospitality

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Nov 2008
  • The events in Mumbai are shocking and tragic. The scale of the attack and the apparent singling out of westerners is a wakeup call. Indian outsourcers such as Wipro and Infosys are, according to ...

  • EURIM on Information Governance

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Nov 2008
  • I had the privilege yesterday to attend the EURIM Directors Roundtable on Information Governance. The purpose of the event was to identify "whether there is the will on the part of large ...

  • James Bond and Chinese Hackers

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Nov 2008
  • The story in the press alleging that Chinese computer hackers are attempting to gain access to state secrets (see "US Warned of China Cyber Spying") is not new by any means. Newspapers were ...

  • Infosec risk assessments - uncertainty and opinion

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 Nov 2008
  • One of the problems with information security and risk assessments is that we're really dealing with uncertainty rather than risk. There is a difference. You can estimate risk when you know the ...

  • BNP Data Breach

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Nov 2008
  • The data breach suffered by the British National Party is a low-tech incident against which there is little defence. See have no personal sympathy for ...

  • Malware hits London hospitals

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Nov 2008
  • It's interesting to speculate how three seperate hospital computer systems have managed to simultaneously fall victim to malware. See Given ...

  • Do you know what you don't know?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Nov 2008
  • I've learnt the hard way that however much time gets assigned to a business unit security review, that you invariably step off the plane on arriving home and suddenly think of three more questions ...

  • The first rule of Information Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Nov 2008
  • My first rule of Information Security has today been demonstrated to good effect to still hold true. The rule being: "If you don't check then it hasn't been done."The somewhat related second rule ...

  • Rambling on about risk assessment

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Nov 2008
  • I was reading with interest a two-part blog posting from Chris Hayes on his Risktical Ramblings site. It's a detailed and thorough run through of a risk assessment process. I actually think it's ...

  • A question of origin

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Nov 2008
  • My daughter's school (which she has attended for the past two years) has sent a questionnaire for me to complete for their records. They apparently need details of her ethnic origin and first ...

  • Security awareness from the moon

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Nov 2008
  • A few days ago, I was privy to the first quarterly Security Awareness Newsletter distributed by a large corporate organisation for the digestion of a globally dispersed workforce. By all accounts ...

  • What the CIO should know about security in the cloud

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Nov 2008
  • Recent history shows us that the world doesn't end when we introduce change. The people who should feel threatened by the introduction of cloud-based services are those who refuse to adapt and ...

  • Dreaming of PaaS

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 06 Nov 2008
  • Dreamforce is the snazzy name for's annual show-and-tell extravaganza. It's a pretty stylish event too: rock bands, parties, and big theatrical presentations. I didn't go but if ...

  • Soundbites and catfood

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Nov 2008
  • According to John Pescatore of Gartner "The best security program is at the business with the happiest customers." Surely, that puts Whiskers Supermeat at the top with their claim that 8 out of 10 ...

  • Gordon Bennett

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 03 Nov 2008
  • The statement from Gordon Brown that "We can't promise that every single item of information will always be safe because mistakes are made by human beings" beggers belief (see article here). It's a ...