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Welcome to one of my internet tenancies. Here you’ll find me musing about risks and opportunities relating to  information security, information assurance and IT security management.
Switzerland Is Evidence That Confidentiality Can Lead To Economic Prosperity

Switzerland Is Evidence That Confidentia...

The blog post is made of two excerpts from previous confidential documents distributed amongst UK and Regional Stakeholders in the East Midlands (UK). The documents highlighted the existence of evidence that information security could provide a competitive advantage in the information economy and that this could support economic and social prosperity.
Piracy or Antigua Re-branding in the Digital Economy?

Piracy or Antigua Re-branding in the Dig...

The Caribbean in the 1700’s was a hot bed of piracy. Raiding the trade routes and centres which supported the economic and social prosperity of predominately European empires. Looting and stealing property...
UK ICO Fine for Sony PlayStation Hack: Dangerous Precedent

UK ICO Fine for Sony PlayStation Hack: D...

The United Kingdom’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), has issued a fine of £250,000, to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, for a “serious breach” of the UK’s...
DNA Data Storage: Information Security Considerations

DNA Data Storage: Information Security C...

The BBC’s Jonathan Amos has reported that Cambridge scientists have proven, what their US colleagues did in 2012, that data can be stored within DNA and, more importantly, successfully retrieved. My mind...
Are Nation States Resorting to Cybersecurity Privateering?

Are Nation States Resorting to Cybersecu...

In the 17th and 18th Centuries several nation states, including the UK, France and United States all resorted to privateering. Nation states would effectively seek the support of private enterprise to...
Asking to Set a Dangerous Precedent? Hopeful Police Commissioner Get’s It Wrong.

Asking to Set a Dangerous Precedent? Hop...

The carrot and stick approach to the adoption of public policy, regarding data protection and information security, isn’t new at all. Breach the law and you are expected to pay the penalty. In the case of...

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about us image I have spent nearly all of my career in information security, information assurance & IT security management seeing the executive management challenge as being a balancing act between negative risks to an organisations strategic and operational objectives and the cost of managing these through appropriate internal controls.

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