Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

July 2008

  • Where do we spend the money?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Jul 2008
  • I was involved in a debate today where three opposing views were being taken with regards to implementing a hypothetical new online application. Given a limited budget, should most of the money be ...

  • McKinnon - fair enough?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 30 Jul 2008
  • I was less than complimentary about Gary Mckinnon on this blog a short while ago and I've not changed my opinion. For obvious reasons, I have little sympathy for hackers regardless of their ...

  • Shooting the messenger

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 30 Jul 2008
  • An article by Wendy Goucher in the latest edition of the Computer Fraud & Security Journal entitled "Shooting the Messenger" caught my attention. It discusses organisational blame culture ...

  • In The Cloud - Risk and Opportunity

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Jul 2008
  • If you pick up this weeks edition of Computer Weekly, on page 10 in the My Take column you will read that I describe "In the Cloud" computing as being the new black. Gartner refer to it as an ...

  • Security Awareness - Don't make private business public

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Jul 2008
  • I've been watching a security awareness training video produced for a well known blue-chip company. It's appallingly bad. All the very worst Janet and John material that generally makes people's ...

  • Information Security Cost Cutting - Part 2

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Jul 2008
  • I wrote some of my views on information security cost cutting a couple of weeks ago. You can read them here: https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Risk-Management-with-Stuart-King-and-Duncan-Hart/Reducing-the-cost-of-information-security. On ...

  • Oyster Card Hack to be Published

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 21 Jul 2008
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7516869.stm "In its ruling, the court said: 'Damage to NXP is not the result of the publication of the article but of the production and sale of a chip that ...

  • 10 of the Biggest Platform Development Mistakes

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 21 Jul 2008
  • Timely and interesting read online here: http://gigaom.com/2008/06/30/10-of-the-biggest-platform-development-mistakes/, listing the 10 most commonly observed platform development mistakes. A few ...

  • Insider locks out San Francisco WAN

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Jul 2008
  • From SCMagazine Network administrators in San Francisco could not access the city's new wide area network (WAN) because a disgruntled engineer refused to divulge his exclusive credentials. San ...

  • More on China - Fame and Glory?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Jul 2008
  • An article on the subject of Chinese hackers from Bruce Schneier here. Bruce makes a case that the hackers are not being sponsored by their government but are, in fact, in this for two reasons: ...

  • Dangers of Cloud Computing

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Jul 2008
  • "In the cloud" computing - using systems and resources outside of the Enterprise such as Salesforce.com, Live Mesh - promises reduced costs and increased flexibility for a business. But what of the ...

  • Sainsburys Website Outages

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Jul 2008
  • Sainsburys have not been having much luck of late with regards to their online shopping service. The latest in an increasing line of outages is because thieves stole key equipment from the ...

  • It's not all bad in the public sector

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Jul 2008
  • An aquaintance took exception to some of the remarks made in the commentary of The Coleman Report that I wrote about last week. In his email to me he wrote: If you think that private sector ...

  • The 30 Second Presentation

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Jul 2008
  • One of the things I learnt on a recent course I attended at The Impact Factory is the art of the 30 second presentation. This is a most handy skill to have for those instances when riding in an ...

  • The Coleman Report - An Independant Review of Government Information Assurance

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Jul 2008
  • The Cabinet Office recently commissioned Nick Coleman, an Independent reviewer of Information Assurance for the UK government , to report back on how well the Government is doing when it comes to ...