Unlikely but just about plausible

I’ve been recently been working with the Centre for Risk Studies in Cambridge on some extreme scenarios: one-in-200, or even less likely events. It’s been an interesting challenge, not least because it’s very difficult to make things extreme enough. We find ourselves saying that the step in the scenario that we’re working would never actually […]

The big guys don’t always know what they’re doing

You’d think that a really big software company, like Adobe, would know what it’s doing But no. You may have noticed that there was a big data breach: millions of usernames and (encrypted) passwords were stolen. But they were encrypted, so no big deal, right? Ah. Well. That’s the point. As this article explains, it […]

Unintended consequences

Facebook bans at work are apparently linked to increased security breaches. It seems that strict policies on social networking sitesĀ are “actually forcing users to access non-trusted sites and use tech devices that are not monitored or controlled by the company security program.” People are very adaptable, and often very determined. If you stop them doing […]