Saturday, February 07, 2009

Managing the Human factor in information Security by David Lacey

I received my copy of David Lacey's new book this morning, just as I was taking the kids out swimming.

I did manage to get as far as the intro, though, and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in properly later.

A few years ago in my more sheltered world I thought I was the only person that realised that most IT problems, and especially security, were due to human factors (aka 'the idiot behind the keyboard'). Then I discovered his blog and I realised I wasn't going mad and that other people also realised about the 'Human Factor' (just not the staff and managers I was working with at the time!)

Now as an IT trainer I try and get this across to all my students, whatever course they're on, in the hope that there may be less 'idiots' out there in the future.

Anyway, I'm off to read more of the book and I'll try to post more comments here later.

The Book;
Managing the Human factor in information Security by David Lacey

The Blog;
David Lacey's IT Security Blog


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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Look no wires...

Well, I've brought the church laptop home to do some admin and configuration to it. This time though, I also have a WiFi dongle plugged into my home PC, so I'm now sat in my living room watching Top Gear and typing my blog !!

Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that I have anything more interesting to say than normal - just that I am typing some rubbish instead of not typing anything at all!

Although one thing of note for this evening does cheer me up a little. I was talking earlier with some of the teenagers from church and several of them are about to take the first parts of their AS exams. Now I've left FE teaching I am not in the stressful panic of the previous two years, worrying over whether my Computing students will get pathetic results in their exams, and whether they'll blame me for their lack of knowledge (actually, they all blame the teacher anyway)

I really don't miss the stress of FE teaching at all.

Maybe more on that subject tomorrow.


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