Tools Don’t Change Behaviour People Do

What makes an information security awareness programme effective? As in most cases the answer is “it depends”. Let me elaborate; if your goal is simply to obtain that magic compliance tick then maybe you’ll use some form of computer based training (CBT) coupled with some quizzes and possibly a few videos on your intranet page […]


Bring The Lightning!

It’s back! BSides London is back and this year along with a couple of ex-rookie speakers from 2013 – Anne Wood (@fairycakepixie) and Diarmaid McManus (@MadcapOcelot) as well as Glyn Wintle (@glynwintle) I’m running the Lightning Track. What’s the Lightning Track you ask? Well it’s the unscheduled track – No CfP and no pre-registration. So if you […]


Popping the Bubble

Are you living in a bubble? Now you’re thinking “Bubble?  You what…” Let me explain.  My experience is that a lot of the time we security types – yes, you and me – don’t actually know what the rest of the departments within the business actually do on a day-to-day basis.  We know they exist […]


Look at What I Learnt in Class

The below is my first contribution to The Analogies Project started by Bruce Hallas. When he asked to me contribute I couldn’t say no. You can also find it here on the analogies pageOne of the best pieces of work experience I’ve ever had wasn’t in IT or information security, in fact, it was Teaching English as a […]


Goodbye 2013 hello 2014

At the beginning of a New Year I usually set myself some goals, If I reach these goals then I reward myself. If I don’t reach them well then no goodies for me. This harks back to when I was a child…discipline ruled. Naturally, I didn’t like it at the time but in most things […]


Good times in Oslo

So most of last week I was in Olso, Norway and without my mittens. Ok I really need to let go of this mitten thing. I don’t even own any. I just like the sound of the word…mmmiiittens, hmmm anyway I digress. I finally met Kai and his business partner Lars who is also a […]


Off to Oslo!

Although I had planned to submit to a CFP somewhere (namely, to the full track at BSides London for 2014) after my BSides London Rookie Track talk, I hadn’t anticipated on getting invited to speak at an event. So I was quite flattered when Kai Roer (@kairoer / asked me if I’d like to […]

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