Risk Management with Stuart King and Duncan Hart

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  • Hotel networks put corporate users at risk

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 15 Sep 2008
  • New research published that should make you pause for thought as you connect your laptop up to the hotel network the next time you're away somewhere on business....we were forced to conclude that ...

  • PCI Compliance - dispelling some common myths

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 12 Sep 2008
  • I was supposed to be in Paris today, auditing various PCI related things. Unfortunately, the fire in the Channel Tunnel has put paid to those particular plans. Not that I'm too upset - I'm rather ...

  • Security Posture Metrics

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 10 Sep 2008
  • Those of you who struggle to define suitable metrics for reporting the state of your company information security program might in interested in a set of "free metrics for measuring an ...

  • Success through influence

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 09 Sep 2008
  • I was in an interesting discussion yesterday about the importance of having good skills to influence senior leaders within an organisation in order to be a successful information security ...

  • Security Entropy

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 08 Sep 2008
  • Security controls inevitably degrade over time as technology changes, criminals modernize their methods, and systems begin to suffer from natural entropy.Last week I attended a seminar where the ...

  • EDS lose hard-drive with prison employee data

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 07 Sep 2008
  • There's something quite sleazy and nasty about the way that this latest data loss story has hit the news. A portable hard-drive has gone missing from the offices of EDS. On that drive are personal ...

  • What is the job of information security?

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 05 Sep 2008
  • In one particular episode of Black Books - a great sitcom starring Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran - Fran starts a new job. After her first day in the office she reports back that "All I know about my ...

  • M&S 'whisleblower' gets the sack

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 04 Sep 2008
  • A worker at Marks & Spencer (M&S) has been sacked after telling the media that the company planned to cut redundancy pay to staff.See ...

  • Stronger penalties needed to force better data handling - I don't think so

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 03 Sep 2008
  • An article by Ron Condon on searchsecurity.co.uk states..Security experts agree that until the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is given the power to impose hefty fines on those who break ...

  • Social Networking: The seven deadliest hacks

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 01 Sep 2008
  • My favorite type of Social Networking remains that which involves chatting with mates over a drink in the pub. Call me old-fashioned. There are, of course, various associated threats to "security" ...

  • Man's 'pants' password is changed

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 31 Aug 2008
  • A bank that not only refuses to allow customers to have passwords deemed unacceptable but, more worryingly, allows it's employees to view customer passwords and change them seemingly at a whim. ...

  • Surfing Safer

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 29 Aug 2008
  • An acquaintance is one of a team developing a new website - Surfing Safer - providing practical advice on security to home and business users. It promises to be a useful companion to sites such as ...

  • New approach needed to tackle data loss

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 27 Aug 2008
  • We could do with having a time out in which to reconsider our approach to dealing with data loss. We're currently inundated with stories - the latest being about the PC purchased on eBay containing ...

  • Best Western and lessons for us all

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 26 Aug 2008
  • The actual scope of the Best Western data breach is open to speculation. The Sunday Herald scoop was that "stolen login details were..put up for sale and shared on an underground website operated ...

  • Best Western: speculation and denials

    Stuart King - Reed Elsevier 25 Aug 2008
  • Best Western have publicly refuted the story reported in the Sunday Herald and stated that "Claims reported about our Central Reservations customer records are not accurate" (read the full ...