Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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  • BNP Data Breach

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 19 Nov 2008
  • The data breach suffered by the British National Party is a low-tech incident against which there is little defence. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7736794.stm.I have no personal sympathy for ...

  • Malware hits London hospitals

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Nov 2008
  • It's interesting to speculate how three seperate hospital computer systems have managed to simultaneously fall victim to malware. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7735502.stm. Given ...

  • Do you know what you don't know?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Nov 2008
  • I've learnt the hard way that however much time gets assigned to a business unit security review, that you invariably step off the plane on arriving home and suddenly think of three more questions ...

  • The first rule of Information Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Nov 2008
  • My first rule of Information Security has today been demonstrated to good effect to still hold true. The rule being: "If you don't check then it hasn't been done."The somewhat related second rule ...

  • Rambling on about risk assessment

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Nov 2008
  • I was reading with interest a two-part blog posting from Chris Hayes on his Risktical Ramblings site. It's a detailed and thorough run through of a risk assessment process. I actually think it's ...

  • A question of origin

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Nov 2008
  • My daughter's school (which she has attended for the past two years) has sent a questionnaire for me to complete for their records. They apparently need details of her ethnic origin and first ...

  • Security awareness from the moon

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Nov 2008
  • A few days ago, I was privy to the first quarterly Security Awareness Newsletter distributed by a large corporate organisation for the digestion of a globally dispersed workforce. By all accounts ...

  • What the CIO should know about security in the cloud

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Nov 2008
  • Recent history shows us that the world doesn't end when we introduce change. The people who should feel threatened by the introduction of cloud-based services are those who refuse to adapt and ...

  • Dreaming of PaaS

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 06 Nov 2008
  • Dreamforce is the snazzy name for Saleforce.com's annual show-and-tell extravaganza. It's a pretty stylish event too: rock bands, parties, and big theatrical presentations. I didn't go but if ...

  • Soundbites and catfood

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Nov 2008
  • According to John Pescatore of Gartner "The best security program is at the business with the happiest customers." Surely, that puts Whiskers Supermeat at the top with their claim that 8 out of 10 ...

  • Gordon Bennett

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 03 Nov 2008
  • The statement from Gordon Brown that "We can't promise that every single item of information will always be safe because mistakes are made by human beings" beggers belief (see article here). It's a ...

  • Fighting Death by PowerPoint

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Oct 2008
  • I like the irony of a 61 slide PowerPoint presentation about how to avoid Death by PowerPoint. Linked here from Colin Beveridge's excellent IT blog at www.colin-beveridge.comDeath by PowerPointView ...

  • Security policies are unrealistic

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 30 Oct 2008
  • "Employees' disregard of corporate IT policies will increase as long as the policy is too rigid or impractical to allow them to get their jobs done." Full article online here.In my opinion, this is ...

  • BBC Article - Bosses 'ignore toxic data risk'

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Oct 2008
  • Bosses must stop leaving data security to the "IT boys" and other staff and take responsibility themselves, the UK's information watchdog has ...

  • Social networking - Current trends report

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Oct 2008
  • A new survey from FaceTime Communications describes the apparent risks from the increasing use of consumer social networking sites from within the corporate network. You can download it here. ...