Category Archives: Cloud

Austerity and Agility (or, Soap Gets in Your Eyes)

I live in a very pretty village in the Cotswolds. The cottage where I live is over 200 years old, and has all sorts of things which Estage Agent types would describe as ‘period features’. In English, this includes mice, … Continue reading

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InfoSec 2012 – a wash up and some advice for Marketing types

Another year passes, and certain things change, and certain things remain the same The things that change can often appear to be bad (I have now got 7 grey hairs for example), and the things that stay the same are … Continue reading

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BYOD – What’s the damn fuss about?

Let’s be blunt here. If I sit through another presentation telling me that the world is going to end because the guys in accounts want to use their iPads, and that it’s a terrible risk and the worlds going to … Continue reading

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Compliance vs Actually Doing It

One of the joys of this blogging lark is that I get to do one of my favourite things, which is be a bit grumpy, or more formally, challenge orthodoxy Challenging orthodoxy is something of a hobby of mine, and … Continue reading

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Breach Fatigue

For a while last year, my life as a blogger was quite easy. Every so often, the ICO lashed out at a public body that had lost some information. It was usually as a result of some policy being ignored, … Continue reading

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Politicking and InfoSec

You know when an InfoSec topic hits party conferences that either a) they’ve run out of things to talk about, or b) it’s quite important. This year, the Lib Dems have raised the topics of cloud security and the IT … Continue reading

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Dark and mobile days of Autumn are here

Summers gone, and with it the general sense of bonhomie and goodwill. Literally the first day back for millions, and us Public Sector ICT security types are looking with dread at the headlines. After a summer recess (of sorts), the … Continue reading

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