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Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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

May 2008

  • Top blogs

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 May 2008
  • Time for an end of month round up of the most read of my blogs during May. They are: 1. MySpace, Fake Profiles, & Internet Surveillance 2. Peter Gabriel Web Server Stolen 3. Data Loss Epidemic ...

  • Information Security in China

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 30 May 2008
  • My trip around China has been eye opening. This isn't the first time that I've been here but I've never before learnt so much about the perception to information security related risks that Chinese ...

  • Where in the world

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 May 2008
  • Can anyone guess, from looking at the picture on the right, where I am today? This is the view from my hotel room. As a clue, I'm still in China, about a three hour flight south of Beijing. I ...

  • TJX employee fired for exposing shoddy security practices

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 May 2008
  • I was reading this story about a TJX employee being fired "after he left posts in an online forum that made disturbing claims about security practices at the store where he worked." Current and ...

  • New doubts raised on Chinook crash ruling

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 May 2008
  • My first career was as an airman in the Royal Air Force. It was a lowly position working in flight operations. I had no real connection to the Chinooks but I did enjoy the occasional flight with ...

  • Shanghai Surprise

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 May 2008
  • The view on the left was the view from my hotel room in Tokyo. The one on the right is from Shanghai! Rather ironically, that is probably a good way to also contrast the approach to information ...

  • Infosec Japan

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 May 2008
  • I spent some time yesterday with the event director of another of my companies exhibition events: the Japanese Information Security Expo. This show exceeds Infosec Europe in scale, getting well ...

  • Tokyo Tapes

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 May 2008
  • I always wanted the chance to use that title for a blog! So, as I'm currently in Tokyo, and was yesterday reviewing the security of the business unit here, including processes for managing back-up ...

  • Leaving on a jet plane...

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 21 May 2008
  • As you read this blog, I will be reclining my seat on an aircraft flying off towards the far east where I'm spending the next few weeks visiting various of my companies business units and the ...

  • MySpace, fake profiles, and Internet surveillance

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 May 2008
  • American prosecutors have, in the past week, indicted a 49 year old woman on conspiracy and hacking charges for creating a fake MySpace account. In this particular instance the woman's motives for ...

  • Come the revolution...

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 May 2008
  • My sanity is being questioned for the second time in less than a week. In this instance it's because I have stated my opinion that it's ok for company employees to write down their passwords. There ...

  • Vista (in)security - It's all your fault

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 May 2008
  • Windows Vista is, apparently, less secure than Windows 2000. An analysis of threat data collected over a six month period by security software developer PC Tools suggests that despite a bottom-up ...

  • We can't write secure code

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 May 2008
  • David Lacey makes the important point that writing secure software is "not just about cutting secure code or developing better testing tools. We need to get things right much earlier in the ...

  • Passwords, crocodiles, and air disasters

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 May 2008
  • What do air disasters and password policies have in common? They were both the subject of anecdotes at last nights IISP lecture on "Security awareness - promoting long term behavioural change" ...

  • Impact Factory

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 May 2008
  • I spent yesterday in the company of Jo Ellen Gryzyb and Doug Osbourne of Impact Factory on their excellent presentation skills course. The course was a revelation: rather than being a critique of ...

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