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Ask the CISO

Do you have a burning information security question that you would like to ask a CISO? If so, this is the forum for you to ask those questions.

For Security, Organizational Structure May be Overrated

For Security, Organizational Structure May be Overrated

The reporting structure of the security function is a frequent point of discussion. Its prominence in the organizational chart will influence the amount of change it can drive. But regardless of where it ends up, its key asset in times of crisis isn’t reporting lines but the network of security and IT people it can draw on

A Day in the Life of Kent Row: The Random Crisis Conundrum

A Day in the Life of Kent Row: The Random Crisis Conundrum

Working as an IT pro might not sound the like the most exciting role, but I like to think it is like being a detective

The Social Media Censor-Ship Has Sailed

The Social Media Censor-Ship Has Sailed

The time has come to stop haranguing tech companies for their capacity to be misused

Tapsnake Infection: Not Very Likely

Tapsnake Infection: Not Very Likely

Pop-up messages telling you that you have a Tapsnake infection? Pretty unlikely

A Day in the Life of Kent Row…The Watchman’s Blindness

A Day in the Life of Kent Row…The Watchman’s Blindness

The life of an IT admin is full of challenges, and technological changes are driving the role into new territory. Keeping a watchful eye on all systems therefore, remains key

Banning Encryption May Sound Absurd, But We Shouldn’t Laugh it Off

Banning Encryption May Sound Absurd, But We Shouldn’t Laugh it Off

Tragic incidents like the Paris shootings must not be politically misused by the UK government as an opportunity to deprive individuals and businesses of their freedom to communicate

Many Attacks May Still Be Random; Security Should Not Be

Many Attacks May Still Be Random; Security Should Not Be

Targeted attacks are getting all the headlines, but random attacks are still a widespread and insidious, but avoidable problem.

A Day in the Life of Kent Row… Wire Straits: When the Server Room Becomes Spaghetti Junction

A Day in the Life of Kent Row… Wire Straits: When the Server Room Becomes Spaghetti Junction

The life of an IT admin is full of challenges, and technological changes are driving the role into new territory. However, sometimes technology isn't the only challenge to IT admins...

Securing Virtual Worlds, Part 1: The Virtual Infrastructure

Securing Virtual Worlds, Part 1: The Virtual Infrastructure

When considering the security of virtual environments, there are two basic levels, the virtual platform itself and the virtual machines (VM) and associated applications deployed on such platforms. This is the first of two Quocirca blog posts focused on the platform itself.

Don't Manufacture Cyber-Risk

Don't Manufacture Cyber-Risk

The industrial sector is rapidly realizing the vast potential for digital-physical systems to improve efficiency and performance. However, this realization is going to incur an increase in both cyber-risk likelihood and impact to the sector’s production processes, supply chains and workforce

A Day in the Life of Kent Row…IT Admin AKA Super Hero

A Day in the Life of Kent Row…IT Admin AKA Super Hero

The life of an IT admin is full of challenges, and technological changes are driving the role into new territory. It's essential that business relationships keep up with the pace of change