Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

February 2008

  • Cold Boot Encryption Hack - Follow Up

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Feb 2008
  • There's an interesting follow up piece to the blog I wrote a couple of days ago about the disk encryption hacks. Read it here. Russ Humphries argues a case as follows-- The attacker would have to ...

  • HMRC appoints 37 data guardians

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Feb 2008
  • From The RegisterHM Revenue and Customs has appointed 37 staff to protect information, since it lost personal records on 25 million people last November. Each of HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) ...

  • Professional Accreditation - IISP

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Feb 2008
  • Today I can add a few more letters to my business card: M.Inst.ISP. Few of you will yet be familiar with what this stands for. It means Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals ...

  • Risk assessment - a basket case

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Feb 2008
  • It's misguided to rely solely on historical data in order to perform a risk assessment.

  • YouTube Outage - Consumerisation Risks Come Real

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Feb 2008
  • Those businesses who found a free/cheap consumer tool in YouTube on which to host their online video content will be feeling slightly less smug today in the wake of the outage attributed to ...

  • Real cost of a data breach

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Feb 2008
  • A few days ago I was challenged over the effort and cost of protecting private data when, as has been observed, there often does not appear to be much in the way of actual impact to an ...

  • Laptop Disk Encryption Vulnerabilities

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Feb 2008
  • There is lots of talk going around about the results of research showing that disk encryption, the standard approach to protecting sensitive data on laptops, can be defeated by relatively simple ...

  • Google Hacking Tool Released

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Feb 2008
  • A new tool has been released to assist hackers in using Google to find website vulnerabilities. The tool is called Goolag and it simplifies the task of using the search engine to identify common ...

  • Infosec Spain

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 21 Feb 2008
  • It was my privilege yesterday to be invited to give a presentation in support of the Infosecurity Spain exhibition. This is a sister show to Infosecurity Europe and is due to be held in Madrid ...

  • Biometric security -

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Feb 2008
  • I signed up for the iris scanner service at Heathrow airport. The theory is that passing through passport control should now be a breeze because all you need do, once registered, is walk up to the ...

  • My security department is not wasting its time

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Feb 2008
  • There are two rules in information security. 1) Never assume, alway check 2) Just because you are right today doesn't necessarily mean that you will still be right tomorrow. Actually there are many ...

  • Thin client computing

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Feb 2008
  • Whilst here in Brazil, I took the opportunity to provide some input for a local company looking to implement a thin client environment in place of their existing traditional desktop user network. ...

  • Travel Tales from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 11 Feb 2008
  • Today I'm in Sao Paulo. It's a city that I was warned was a dangerous place before I came but which my colleague, Fabio, quickly put me right about on my arrival. His words of wisdom were that if I ...

  • Personal Web Mail Security Risks

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 11 Feb 2008
  • The debate drags on in various forums about the use and availability of personal webmail services such as those provided by Google and Yahoo from the office desktop. The questions being asked are: ...

  • Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Feb 2008
  • More than 40 security software technologists and anti-malware testers from around the world recently met in Bilbao, Spain to formalize the charter of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards ...