Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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  • Shoplifting and Shrinkage Protection

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 28 Oct 2008
  • I love second hand book stores: not because I'm too miserly to buy new books but because of the random nature of what you're likely to find and buy. For less than a pound I recently came home with ...

  • Airports and committees

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Oct 2008
  • My journey to America yesterday began with my tube of shaving cream being confiscated at Heathrow Airport for being 50ml too large. The maximum "safe" size is 100ml. Any larger than that and ...

  • Petition to keep the Vulcan flying

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Oct 2008
  • The Vulcan is a piece of British history: to see it flying again at the Farnborough airshow this year was a fantastic and awe-inspiring sight. The aircraft cost £7million to restore however, to ...

  • Web security - WAFs, Secure Code and Third Party Components

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 24 Oct 2008
  • Some further interesting discussion on the subject of web application firewalls here. Regular readers of this blog (hello mum) will recall that this is a subject I've raised a couple of times in ...

  • Key challenges driving my security agenda

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 23 Oct 2008
  • I've been asked to write up a paragraph on what I consider to be the key challenges driving my security agenda as a discussion starter for a forthcoming roundtable that I'll be chairing. I think ...

  • The Global State of Information Security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 Oct 2008
  • The annual report from PWC (direct link to the full .pdf file) on the Global State of Information Security makes for interesting reading. There are some insightful facts and figures being reported ...

  • Microsoft "biggest hacker in China"

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 22 Oct 2008
  • From the People's Daily Online...Software giant Microsoft has sparked a major controversy among millions of Chinese computer users with the nationwide launch yesterday of its "Screen Blackout" ...

  • ROI from Cloud Computing

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 20 Oct 2008
  • Excellent and thought provoking article on Cloud Computing ROI here at cio.com. There are, inevitably, concerns about cloud computing: conformance with corporate IT security policies, the lack of ...

  • Threat reports threats to credibility

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 18 Oct 2008
  • What do you think the outcome would be if you put security experts from Symantec, McAfee, ISS, Secure Computing, and SPI Dynamics into the same room and asked them each what they'd like to see ...

  • Storage Expo emphasis on data protection and security

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 17 Oct 2008
  • I had a good day yesterday at the Storage Expo in London. It's not an event I would usually have considered attending however there was a heavy emphasis on data storage solutions geared towards ...

  • Spot the security expert

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Oct 2008
  • Guy Coma became an instantly forgotten star of television and the Internet when he was mistakenly interviewed on air by the BBC in place of an IT expert after a mix-up. Fact of the matter is that ...

  • Deliveries by the pound and rough justice for McKinnon

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 14 Oct 2008
  • A few days ago a British market trader was convicted of selling her goods in pounds and ounces rather than kilos and grams. For this crime she received a £5000 fine and told her she would have a ...

  • Learning from the lessons learnt the hard way by others

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 13 Oct 2008
  • I don't harbour any illusion that the misfortune of others, frequently commented on within this blog, couldn't end up also occuring to me within my own organisation. It would be foolish to think ...

  • EDS again

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Oct 2008
  • Today EDS stands for Even more Data Stolen, or maybe Encrypt Data, Stupid!See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7662604.stm An investigation is under way into the disappearance of a computer hard drive ...

  • Application security - don't forget third party components

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Oct 2008
  • Developers: bless 'em. They do love to download and use stuff from everywhere and anywhere in the name of functionality, time saving, or just to show how clever they are. How much control and ...