Category Archives: InfoSec

How to stop your kids swearing (or how to deal with BYOD)

Last week was the UK&I McAfee Customer summit, where 400 odd customers turned out at Chelsea Football Club to hear the great, the good and the unpronouncable from McAfee discussing what the future looks like if you sign on the … Continue reading

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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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All quiet on the East end front

It’s the summer season. Queues on the M5 as people pile down to Devon or Cornwall, chaos at airports, and normally, rubbish on the Television. But not this year of course with the Olympics, or Sportsday as some of my … Continue reading

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Bad tempered blog – the bad business case

I read this article last week and it irritated me enough to make me curse out loud whilst sat in one of our German offices, causing consternation amongst my Teutonic colleagues. It reports on a speech given by a bloke … Continue reading

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How do we put Public Sector ICT back onto the front foot?

Depending on the figures you use, and ignoring some of the odd mathematics employed by Cabinet Office to demonstrate savings, we spend about £20bn a year on ICT in the Public Sector. Ranging from giving small children computer access, weird … Continue reading

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Public Sector Security vs Public Security vs Outsourcing

Is outsourcing Police back office a good idea? All across the Public Sector right now, there are announcements about shared services arrangements springing up. Local Authorities in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are joining up to share back office functions and whilst … Continue reading

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Biggest ever ICO fine (or is it?) and Graeme’s Three Laws of InfoSec

The ICO has finally blown the metaphorical doors off it, handing down a fine of £325,000 to an NHS Trust for what charitably be described as an absolute shocker of a data breach You can read for yourself the details … Continue reading

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