Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

Recent Posts

  • Data Breach Investigations - Watch your partners

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Jun 2008
  • At the start of this year I wrote a blog entitled "What CIOs should be doing about security in 2008" listing the top key security topics for CIOs to be thinking about this year. Number two on my ...

  • The role of HR in Information Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Jun 2008
  • This turns out to be a more controversial subject than I had thought. My opinion is that the HR department is an essential ally for ensuring that information security policies are correctly ...

  • Cabinet Office Terror Files - Inquiry Results Here

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Jun 2008
  • The latest incident relating to the "terror files" being left on a train shows that in spite of, or despite, all the best technical controls, security awareness messages and everything else we do ...

  • Is your IT manager a security dictator?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Jun 2008
  • There are a couple of things that I take exception to. Number one is the IT department thinking that it can determine company policy, number two is communication of policies that simply don't ...

  • Insect security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Jun 2008
  • I've read some rubbish in my time, and probably even been responsible for writing some, however does this qualify as the biggest load of security bullshit of all? I find the most surprising ...

  • Hairdressing and security reports

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Jun 2008
  • That's just about the end of my galavanting around South-East Asia. In fact, as I write this blog I'm sitting in a hotel room in damp and chilly Sydney, Australia recovering from attending the Hair ...

  • Is Data Loss Prevention Really Possible?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 07 Jun 2008
  • A friend and I were debating whether it is really possible to prevent data leakage? Personally I think it's impossible to know an organisation's rate of data leakage. One of the problems is that ...

  • HSBC in the news yet again

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 06 Jun 2008
  • Two more data breach incidents affecting HSBC. Personal information" in Canada, and "credit card applications and overdraft review dates, photocopies of a passport, driving licences, a marriage ...

  • Are smartphones a 'bigger security risk' than laptops?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Jun 2008
  • According to this article on NetworkWorld "smartphones are seen as a more of a security risk than laptops and mobile storage devices." Apparently some 94% of senior IT staff fear PDAs present a ...

  • President Bush clarifies FACTA

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 03 Jun 2008
  • Known as "that Moron in the White House" by my American father-in-law, President Bush yesterday signed into law a couple of things that you might have missed. H.R. 2356, which encourages the ...

  • One night in Bangkok

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 02 Jun 2008
  • The latest installment in my grand tour of South East Asia is from Bangkok where I've been spending time with a part of the business that organises some very successful exhibitions within Thailand ...

  • 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 ...