Read an interesting article Gartner: Companies shouldn’t bother banning Facebook, social networking this morning around Gartner’s security guy Andrew Walls and his view on the value of blocking social media. I tend to agree with his argument that security people risk loosing credibility if they keep saying these sites are dangerous when people use them… Continue Reading Interesting pitch by Gartner on social media
It’s interesting to watch the changing attitude to patching on workstations. I’m probably a bit behind the eight ball on this stuff – patching has never been a favorite subject of mine (I get frustrated with the amount of time and effort patching can take up with no real visible value created). But what’s interesting… Continue Reading Workstation Patches – Going the Way of AV Updates
Isn’t the iPad phenomenon interesting! I’m firmly in the camp that it’s a “good thing”, and having played with one I think it’s wrong to compare it with a laptop – the whole concept is different. It’s not about having a small form factor fully functional computer – it’s about having a small device that… Continue Reading iPad – Security good or bad?
And this is interesting as well. The old question of how do you know the person you are talking to online is who you think they are. Although you gotta ask – why would anyone just hit accept on a friend request from someone they didn’t know? Education in this space just has to get… Continue Reading And another thing about Facebook
I’ve been following the whole Facebook privacy saga with great interest. It’s good to see that Facebook are about to put in some fixes. Some would argue a little too late – but then the business of Facebook is about dealing in people’s private information, so I would have been surprised if they jumped to… Continue Reading What really scares me about social media
I was reminded this week about just how bad complexity is for security people. And the problem is complexity is getting worse in our networks. Virtual systems have a lot to answer for here I reckon. I firmly believe that the first question any person should ask when running up a virtual system should be… Continue Reading Virtualisation Complexity – why did we do this to ourselves?
I’ve been thinking about a concept lately that came up in a discussion around security’s “Hierarchy of Needs”. Most people would be familiar with the basic concept from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – the idea being that all humans have a set of needs, and the higher level needs can never be truly satisfied until… Continue Reading Security’s “Hierarchy of Need”