Yearly Archives: 2015

Getting past Conference Security – Do you think like a Social Engineer

A while ago, I was speaking at a conference in the north of England. I wasn’t especially enamoured of the topic and was doing it as a favour for the organiser who was an old friend. I wasn’t “on” until

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In the Weeds – Social Engineering Blindness and Red Teams

A couple of years ago at a conference in Texas I heard the phrase “in the weeds.”   It means being in the sort of situation where you get so emerged in the details “the weeds” that it is hard

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The Enemy of Good – Thoughts on productivity

I was recently reminded of the saying “perfect is the enemy of good”and this got me thinking about personal demons and the things that block our creativity, productivity and ability to meet our goals. Years ago I worked for a

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InfoSec 2015 Interview

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Rapunzel – Biometrics, Human Error and Social Engineering

Social Engineering, biometrics and human error are at the heart of the story of Rapunzel, along with proof that if somebody wants something badly enough they will find a way to get to it, regardless of the measures in place

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Spotting the Threat Within….

    http://www.itsecurityguru.org/2015/03/17/spotting-the-threat-within/

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Attacking from the Outside…

    http://www.itsecurityguru.org/2015/03/16/attacking-from-the-outside/

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Lessons from the Big Four – Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes

  I don’t know if the phrase “the bigger they come, the harder they fall” was around when Shakespeare was alive but it applies to his tragic heroes across the board. If we look at his BIG FOUR, Hamlet, Macbeth,

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Social Climbing…

  Social engineers come in many different flavours, from the disgruntled ex-employee who wants to disrupt his former employers activities, to the criminal who is looking for financial gain, to the activist who has an axe to grind with an

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