Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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  • Consumer networks for business use

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Mar 2008
  • If all the hype is to be believed then IT execs who ignore Web 2.0 collaboration technologies could be hurting their company's bottom line. That, apparently, is the message from IT leaders and ...

  • Tall stories from Chinese hackers

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 08 Mar 2008
  • There's an interesting interview with the leader of a Chinese hacker group on CNN. Xiao Chen makes a number of claims: that his group is paid by the Chinese government, that they have successfully ...

  • Biometrics would not have prevented SocGen incident

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 07 Mar 2008
  • An early contender for the biggest load of security tosh of the year comes within the report produced by Société Générale in response to the recent trading fraud scandal. The report identifies a ...

  • Counterfeit Cisco gear threatens more than the network

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Mar 2008
  • The story on ComputerWeekly.com about fake Cisco hardware should send a shiver down the spine of everyone managing a security infrastructure. It's not just the issue of dodgy gear that's likely to ...

  • Security BPM

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Mar 2008
  • Some excellent words of wisdom from Mark Curpheyif you understand and document your process, your metrics and objectives, model and automate your process, understand and implement your process and ...

  • Cold Boot Encryption Hack - Follow Up

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Feb 2008
  • There's an interesting follow up piece to the blog I wrote a couple of days ago about the disk encryption hacks. Read it here. Russ Humphries argues a case as follows-- The attacker would have to ...

  • HMRC appoints 37 data guardians

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Feb 2008
  • From The RegisterHM Revenue and Customs has appointed 37 staff to protect information, since it lost personal records on 25 million people last November. Each of HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) ...

  • Professional Accreditation - IISP

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Feb 2008
  • Today I can add a few more letters to my business card: M.Inst.ISP. Few of you will yet be familiar with what this stands for. It means Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals ...

  • Risk assessment - a basket case

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Feb 2008
  • It's misguided to rely solely on historical data in order to perform a risk assessment.

  • YouTube Outage - Consumerisation Risks Come Real

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Feb 2008
  • Those businesses who found a free/cheap consumer tool in YouTube on which to host their online video content will be feeling slightly less smug today in the wake of the outage attributed to ...

  • Real cost of a data breach

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Feb 2008
  • A few days ago I was challenged over the effort and cost of protecting private data when, as has been observed, there often does not appear to be much in the way of actual impact to an ...

  • Laptop Disk Encryption Vulnerabilities

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Feb 2008
  • There is lots of talk going around about the results of research showing that disk encryption, the standard approach to protecting sensitive data on laptops, can be defeated by relatively simple ...

  • Google Hacking Tool Released

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Feb 2008
  • A new tool has been released to assist hackers in using Google to find website vulnerabilities. The tool is called Goolag and it simplifies the task of using the search engine to identify common ...

  • Infosec Spain

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 21 Feb 2008
  • It was my privilege yesterday to be invited to give a presentation in support of the Infosecurity Spain exhibition. This is a sister show to Infosecurity Europe and is due to be held in Madrid ...

  • Biometric security -

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Feb 2008
  • I signed up for the iris scanner service at Heathrow airport. The theory is that passing through passport control should now be a breeze because all you need do, once registered, is walk up to the ...