Some things are just plain annoying… what annoys you?

IDS IDS sat on the Firewall IDS IDS had a great fall All the Sysadmins in the SOC Didn’t really care, because who actually checks their IDS logs anymore?

A little later than usual, but the cynic minute (creeping up to a minute and a half) is back talking about the RSA security breach and what do you do about your 2FA solution now? Contrary to rumours, I wasn’t trying to impersonate Clint Eastwood, but a chest infection has rendered my speech… a bit […]

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A message out to those heartless fraudsters who try to capitalise on a natural disaster such as earthquakes and tsunami’s.

  Give us a minute of your time and we’ll give you a little bit of infosecurity… and even that’s debatable. But it’s only a minute, and you waste plenty of those every day. Why are companies anti-Twitter? Should twitter be blocked from the corporate desktop? Discuss in under a minute. Or engage on twitter […]

Give us a minute of your time and we’ll give you a little bit of infosecurity… and even that’s debatable. But it’s only a minute, and you waste plenty of those every day. Sony trying to stop jailbreakers. Who would have thought?

A twitter friend (twried?) @suggmeister asked whether anyone knew a percentage possibility of the number of employees who may pose an insider threat. Come to think of it, he was probably completing a risk assessment form and wanted a quick and dirty response so he could fill out the form as quickly as possible and […]

A couple of days ago we were treated to UFC 126. Now there are plenty of cool MMA websites where you can get the full report from, but the super-short version is here: Miguel Tores Jabbed a midget for 3 rounds. Rich Franklin looked like a midget against Forrest Griffin and was more or less […]

The security community in London has always tended to be slightly envious of our American cousins. They’ve always ended up with the best conferences with the biggest releases and the coolest people. Only a few from Europe crossing the pond and even less doing so with the blessing of an employer. However, that has all […]

I’ve figured out why everyone in the office is so miserable. At first I thought it was a simple case of the post-holiday blues. Or perhaps they were regretting all the calories they’d consumed whilst socialising with family they’d rather not see. But the reality is that people are miserable because of security. They walk […]

The New Year is always a good time to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. On a personal level many of us vow to make big changes in our lives. Spend more time with the family, lose weight, climb that mountain we’ve always wanted to climb and so on. This year however, I’ve decided […]

As 2010 draws to a close, rather than send loads of cards, what better way to remind all your friends that you’re thinking of them as the calendar changes to 2011. So investing in the latest technology, hiring stuntmen, rigging explosions and bringing you the best new year video ever made…

I wasn’t going to write anything about this year in terms of a recap or future predictions, well purely because everyone seems to do it and it becomes a bit repetitive. But I saw this Google video of the year in perspective and thought it’s worth sharing. – Enjoy.

I’ve had a pretty bad run of predicting UFC fights lately and it seemed like lady luck was against me. First Brock Lesnar got absolutely demolished and then Matt Hughes. If there was a slight silver lining it was that Rampage Jackson beat Lyoto Machida (barely). But this weekend made up for all of it […]

  As the old saying goes, you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. I’m not sure which category managers fall into. On one hand they are thrust upon you by the organisation, “ye shall report to thee” and you have no say in the matter. On the other hand the counter-argument […]

Is this what your web application looks like?

So how many times have you been on a flight, probably on an international low-cost airline which is still using planes that your great grandpa used to fly back in the day and looked at that badly drawn safety card and wondered to yourself, “what does this mean?” Fear not, they’re explained here.  

Having seen many prison films over the years, I know one thing. Whether you’re innocent or not, the first day you get into prison, if you want to avoid being the soap picker you have to make an example out of someone. It could be fashioning a shank out of a biro and stabbing your […]

  There are hundreds if not thousands of “Indian Restaurants” dotted around London. However, we all know that most of these places are not owned or run by Indians at all. You have a large number of Bangladeshi or Pakistani’s owning and managing these establishments. But for convenience there’s an unspoken rule that the owners […]