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The Power of Silence

Not so many years ago in the dim and distant past, the very first full length public talk I did was called “An Anatomy of a Risk Assessment”; it was a successful talk and one I was asked to present several times again in the following years. 533 more words


A Rant on Risk Readiness Worth Reading

I just read and then re-read a rant by Steve King about how our attack resistance is not keeping up with attacker’s capabilities.  It appears to be an emotion-rich rant, using illustrations of varying quality, but the high level argument is worth thinking about. 96 more words

Risk Management

What does a CISO actually do?

I read this wonderful article by Helen Patton  a CISO and contributor to Medium, and in it she describes the seven main areas she spends her time as a CISO; Technology, Data, Business, All The Other Internal Stuff, Vendors and Partners, Law Enforcement and Customers. 683 more words


Recent US-CERT & FBI Alert A Good Read -- Applicable to Us

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recently released an alert about sophisticated attacks against individuals and infrastructure that contained an excellent explanation of the series of attacker techniques that are applicable to all global Financial Services enterprises. 383 more words

Risk Management

Trust, in Security

Definition of Trust: “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something”

Synonyms: “belief, confidence, faith, certainty”

When it comes to information security and risk management, trust is often something easily disregarded – “ 997 more words

Information Security

Everything that is happening now has happened before

While looking through old notebooks, I found this piece that I wrote in 2014 for a book that never got published. Reading it through it surprised me how much we are still facing the same challenges today as we did four years ago. 1,433 more words


Ground Control to Major Thom

I recently finished a book called “Into the Black” by Roland White, charting the birth of the space shuttle from the beginnings of the space race through to it’s untimely retirement. 562 more words