Security starts to set the agenda

Being a security consultant sometimes feels like spouting doom-laden prophecy in a deserted wilderness. However much we try to find silver linings in the threatening rainclouds and present security measures as part of competitive advantage, people don’t really want to hear what we have to say. We don’t much like having to say it, either. … Continue reading Security starts to set the agenda

Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money

The American decision to bug Chancellor Merkel’s private mobile has several consequences. All of them will affect us – by which I mean business decision makers – sooner, and more thoroughly, than we’d like. The obvious part is that our compliance costs are about to go up. We already knew that the European General Data … Continue reading Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money

PRISM: will the cure be worse than the disease?

Now here’s a thing. As a private citizen, are you horrified or reassured by the revelations that the American NSA has been intercepting and monitoring internet traffic wholesale? I suspect you’re closer to appalled than comforted. Certainly, this is the public mood. The Europeans have been particularly vocal in expressing their concern at governmental level, … Continue reading PRISM: will the cure be worse than the disease?