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Don’t neglect Information Classification

Classifying information is a basic requirement of any information security framework. This, of course,  is sound logic. If you don’t know what the value of the information is, you will not be able to handle it appropriately. The problem is not in the requirement but in the way it is implemented…

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Websense 2015 Predictions and India

The Websense security labs is out with its predictions for 2015. You can download them here: http://www.websense.com/content/2015-predictions-report.aspx Websense has made 8 predictions for this year. Please read the report for details. Here, I try to analyse them in the Indian context.

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Difference – ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 27001:2013 – Part 2 – Context

This is the second part to the series about the differences between ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 27001:2013. This post talks about the information security ‘context’ and how to establish it for an organisation.

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If you don’t have anything important to say, don’t say anything – Information Security Metrics

If you don’t have anything worthwhile to say, don’t say anything. (Could be one of the reasons why this blog has been silent for a while now…) After infosec metrics became fashionable, a lot has been said about how to measure the effectiveness of your security program. ISO 27001:2013 made it worse – not only […]

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The Product-Process chasm – and how to bridge it

Have you implemented a firewall? An IPS? An AV? An IAM solution? A DLP? A DRM? An APT solution? A gateway proxy? An MDM solution? An SIEM? Chances are that you have answered “Yes” to at least two questions. (If not, please leave the information security industry right away and do something else. Really. Anything […]

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The mysterious disappearance of TrueCrypt

It is difficult to imagine a time without TrueCrypt. I do not even remember how I first got to know of TrueCrypt. I remember, however, moving the mouse randomly to create a new container. Young and foolish at that time, I thought it was a gimmick – not knowing that random number generation can be […]

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The Info-Sec Idiots Guide

    “Can you get us a security certificate in a week’s time?” If you have been in the infosec consulting business long enough, you will, for sure, have come across this sentence. In this post, I want to vent my frustration and tell you the answers that I actually want to give – not […]

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The HeartBleed FAQ

The dust seems to be settling over the Heartbleed storm. Questions have been asked and answered. The experts and the newbies have voiced their opinions. This, I feel, is a good moment to answer those little questions that we have always been meaning to ask, but feared being thought of as stupid. Here is my attempt […]

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Terrorist Outfit Seeks ISO 27001:2013 certification

I generally write long and boring stuff about obscure standards and esoteric practices. Sometimes, I do get bored of this and want to write some fiction. I tried to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle here. This post is my attempt at faking a news report! TORA BORA: An infamous terrorist outfit has decided to implement […]

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ISO 27001-2013. What’s Different – Part 1

When the ISO 27001:2013 was released, I did a quick write up about it here. Now that I have had some time to spend with the standard (get to know it better!), I am writing a more detailed comparison. This comparison will follow the typical comparison that I did for the BS25999 vs. ISO 22301. […]