The Industry Insiders

Insight from the heart of the IT industry

August, 2007

  • Software Restriction Policies and PowerShell Code Signing

    By Adrian J. Beasley Health Warning Software Restriction Policies (SRPs) are extremely powerful . They also make it possible for you to foul up big-time - there is no safety barrier. For all that, they are very useful. “With great power...
  • Who do you think you are?

    By Craig Murphy Actually, that's the wrong question, I really need to know who you are, who you really are, please confirm your identity. How are you going to tell me who you are? I've got an e-mail address, send me an e-mail and I'll reply, then you...
  • David Harley

    David Harley CISSP has worked in computing since 1986, and first fell semi-accidentally into security and antivirus research in 1989. His background includes systems, applications and network support and administration, and includes PCs, Macs, Unix and...
  • The wonders of Software Restriction Policies and PowerShell Code Signing

    Thanks to Adrian J. Beasley for providing yet another excellent article, this one's titled Software Restriction Policies and PowerShell Code Signing - Adrian provides a wealth of practical advice how to make the most of one of the most powerful yet under...
  • Don’t secure your documents!!

    By Adam Vero ...or rather, don’t use poor methods to secure documents (or anything else – this is bordering on Security Theatre). Also, don’t spend valuable IT resources securing things for users on a case-by-case basis by creating a tangled web of...
  • ID: Who do you think you are?

    Thanks to Craig Murphy for contributing his article titled Who Do You Think You Are? - it's well worth a read. He talks about identity from the perspective of a variety of vendors and applications.
  • Be proactive: Information Security as a Business Enabler

    Thanks to Paul Vincent for contributing his article Information Security; The Business Enabler . Paul goes on to explain how information security is much more than setting every security control you can lay your hands on.
  • How to make sense of anti-virus reviews

    Thanks to David Harley for sharing some of his vast experience of the anti-virus industry in his article titled An Insider's Guide to Comparative Anti-virus Reviews . David explains in detail how independant labs evaluate software and includes links...
  • Adam Vero

    Adam Vero - Technical Director of Meteor IT Ltd Meteor IT is a consulting and training services firm based in Leeds providing systems installation and management consultancy for businesses in the professional services sector and a variety of SMEs....
  • To secure your documents, or not, that's the question

    Adam Vero is our newest contributor. I encourage you to read his pragmatic advice for securing information is his post titled Don't Secure Your Documents . His proactive "security as an enabler" perspective makes a refreshing read.
  • Craig Murphy

    Craig Murphy is an author , developer, speaker, podcaster , Microsoft MVP and is a Certified ScrumMaster. He enjoys working with .NET, C#, Borland Delphi, XML/Web Services, XSLT and is a great follower of Test-Driven Development, Extreme Programming,...
  • Information Security; The Business Enabler

    By Paul Vincent Don’t get me wrong, I’m a tecchie. There was a time (and it wasn’t that long ago!) when I could name and identify the function of pretty much every Group Policy Object setting in Windows XP. However, Information Security is more...
  • Insider's Guide to Comparative Anti-Virus Reviews

    By David Harley There has been a certain amount of excitement and irritation in anti-virus research circles about a not-very-good comparative test of antivirus scanners that was conducted at LinuxWorld on 8th August, 2007. I was so exercised personally...
  • Paul Vincent

    Paul is a Cyber-defence consultant who provides technical Information Security advice to Financial Institutions. Having worked in technology and engineering disciplines for 15 years, Paul has tried to develop a logical approach to the field of I.S...