Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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  • Too much thinking

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Apr 2008
  • Some food for thought from this years RSA Conference is that "too much thinking can impair your judgement." That is the message of Malcolm Gladwell who says We expect those with expertise to give ...

  • End to end trust

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Apr 2008
  • While the rest of the security industry is currently living it up at the RSA conference, I'm in Vienna, having completed another local security review, looking out of the window of the airport ...

  • Spam - still hard to stomach

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 07 Apr 2008
  • If you believe everything you read then the first mass electronic mailing was, according to this web site devoted to the history of Spam, sent in 1971. That's a full 37 years ago which is slightly ...

  • Flattery will get you nowhere

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Apr 2008
  • What's in it for me? Now, if you ask me that's a perfectly reasonable response any time somebody asks you to give up your valuable time on a professional basis and participate in an event that is ...

  • Sexing up the logs

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 03 Apr 2008
  • The title of this blog is false - a pure marketing ploy. Quite simply there is nothing sexy about logs. Few of us take any enjoyment out of reviewing them but there are plenty of mandates around ...

  • Quick risk assessment tips

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 02 Apr 2008
  • It's good to be reminded of the need to perform a thorough assessment before reporting security issues as being high risk. Here are some questions to ask - What outcomes are you most concerned ...

  • 10 things learnt in the last 12 months

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Mar 2008
  • I've been in my present role of Information Security Director for a year. It's a good time to reflect on some of the lessons learnt over the previous twelve months, and here are ten things that ...

  • On the road again

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Mar 2008
  • This week I'm in Moscow. British Airways just about managed to get me here and maintain the 100% lateness record on flights I've taken in the last six months. Todays' escapades were either ...

  • The First Rule of Programming: It's Always Your Fault

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Mar 2008
  • I still dabble occassionally with programming in my spare time when I get the opportunity. I enjoy writing code but I don't profess to be particularly good at it - I could make things work but I ...

  • Network IPS Systems - still worth buying?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Mar 2008
  • I was involved in an interesting debate a couple of nights ago about the relative merits or otherwise of IPS. It's a subject I've talked about a couple of times before on this blog ( for instance ...

  • Bad Phorm

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Mar 2008
  • The prospect of behavorial-based advertising is something we should all be concerned about and something we should all be strongly voicing an objection to. Phorm, the company offering such a ...

  • Malware in MP3 players

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 16 Mar 2008
  • Following on from the story about dodgy Cisco hardware, it seems that some of our popular consumer electronic gadgets such as MP3 players and digital picture frames are infected with malware before ...

  • Web Security - Scanners, Firewalls and the SDLC

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Mar 2008
  • There is no magic bullet for website security. If you've got a strategically important web product then you have to take a strategic approach to it's security. You'll find a lot of online resources ...

  • Malware still the biggest threat

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Mar 2008
  • It's reckoned that two million new strains of malware, or five every two minutes, will emerge onto the Internet this year. That doesn't include the 15 to 20 new Trojans released every hour. These ...

  • 2008 Budget - On biometrics at Heathrow

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Mar 2008
  • From today's budget speech: Today I can announce new measures at Heathrow and other airports to ensure that a greater use of biometric technology speeds up the time it takes passengers to get ...