Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

May 2008

  • Data Loss Epidemic

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 May 2008
  • Most UK companies are losing data every month a survey has found. The majority of UK businesses, 79 per cent, are losing data at least once per month, according to the survey of 250 senior IT staff ...

  • HSBC lose a server

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 May 2008
  • Another reported theft of a server containing customer data . This time from the HSBC bank in Hong Kong. "The bank said it had lost track of the server during renovation work at a Kwun Tong ...

  • Insider Threats: the biggest Information Security risk

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 May 2008
  • It's a fact that most crimes are committed by people known to their victims. Similarly, businesses are most at risk from former and current employees. Most commonly when thinking about information ...

  • Laptop encryption

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 May 2008
  • How much confidential business data has been compromised over the years as a result of the theft of laptop computers? It's a good question if you ask me because we're all under pressure to ensure ...

  • Peter Gabriel Web Server Stolen

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 07 May 2008
  • Reported on Slashdot today is the news that Peter Gabriel's web server has been solen from the data center where it was being hosted. I have my own thoughts on a possible motive; mostly related to ...

  • Microsoft Senior PC - not just for the elderly

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 06 May 2008
  • My mother-in-law is, to give her some credit, an intelligent lady. However, faced with an upgrade from Windows XP to Vista and IE7 from IE6 and you have a situation akin to explaining quadratic ...

  • Top five information security blog posts

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 05 May 2008
  • Here are my top five information security related blog posts of the moment 1) ID theft – Facebook and MSN exploited by Kai Roer. This is a great example of a malware infection resulting in a ...

  • Web scam suicide

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 02 May 2008
  • Those who fall for spam based scams such as the Nigerian 419 emails or fake lottery wins make themselves easy targets for ridicule from those wise enough to be "in the know." However, there is a ...

  • Is security really a business enabler?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 01 May 2008
  • The title of this blog is the subject of a presentation I gave yesterday to the IISyG. I took a deliberately provocative stance, making a point that security is not there to enable the business, ...