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About the Author:

John G. Laskey is a US-based security consultant (http://url.ie/h0h2 ) who has worked in the British government equivalents of DoJ and FEMA. He was responsible for the security risk management of a number of systems developed to increase government and public security. Recently, He has advised senior UK government managers on the health of major projects and programs and helped develop a new certification scheme for consultants seeking British government contracts. John is a member of ISSA (Connecticut Chapter) and BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT.

Encryption – Anything to Declare?

Encryption is a great tool for reducing risks of the loss and interception of data. Encryption technology it has become increasingly deployable and powerful and is commercially available to […]


Small Business Security – Keeping Costs Down

I’m writing a series of articles to illustrate how security lessons learnt within a big organization – in this case the British civil service – can be adapted to […]

Security Awareness

Security Awareness – Judge the Impact to Justify the Effort

Security awareness is a top priority for most security officers. But, making it measurable for business analysis can be hard work. In this piece, I want to consider how […]


A Security Officer’s Playbook

I’ve been writing some pieces for InfoSec Review about my past work in information security management and assurance within the British government. Although working in Whitehall meant taking responsibility […]


Mobile working – prepare for the worst, deal with the fallout

What if, either from misuse or loss of your organization’s mobile technology, your organization’s information is compromised? What if, in spite of all the countermeasures, responsive security officers, sound […]


Risk Tolerance: Good to have – Hard to do

I’ve shared some of my experiences in working as a data security officer for the British government. In this piece, I want to highlight my experiences in getting to […]


BYOD – A Prequel

History, wrote Norman Cousins, is a vast early warning system. When faced with a security difficulty, it can help us to reach back and to remember how impossible it […]