The Attributer’s Blog – Provenance Assured

“Trust but verify” – Russian proverb. Earlier this year The Attributer published an article entitled ‘Fake Protected’. This new article revisits the same topic but from a different perspective. We are living in a time of increasing outbreaks of ‘fake news’ in particular, and ‘fake information’ in general. How do we establish the provenance of data and the information that […]

SABSA Masterclasses at ISACA Ireland Chapter

SABSA Institute CEO David Lynas will be running two SABSA Masterclasses for the ISACA Ireland Chapter in September. The events will take place on Tuesday 18th September in Belfast and Thursday 20th September in Dublin. The theme for these events is the SABSA concept of Trust – Trust is like Deodorant: Those who need it the most never use it, […]

The Attributer’s Blog – Trustable Execution

The recent revelations of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks on hardware CPUs brings us back to something that The Attributer has addressed in previous articles: emergent properties of complex systems. (See IB2 in 2016: the attribute Emergent). For those readers who might have missed that article, highly complex systems exhibit unexpected and unwanted behaviours that are the result of component […]

The Attributer’s Blog – Time-Trusted

The Attributer and his Wife enjoy watching television for relaxation and they often watch ‘detective’ programmes. Recently one such programme focused on a plot that revolves around knowing what time it really is. It served as a reminder that this aspect of security is as important today as ever it was, even though it’s an old and well-known theme. If […]

The Attributer’s Blog – Justified

Sometimes when applying SABSA Business Attributes to a business scenario we need to consider some deeply philosophical and moral issues. This time we shall examine the attribute ‘justified’ in the context of what sort of security surveillance should we allow our governments to carry out and how does this conflict with the right of citizens to personal privacy. Recently on […]

The Attributer’s Blog – Future Ready

In this issue we take another Business Attribute from the SABSA Business Attributes Taxonomy, looking this time towards the future. What kind of security architecture shall we need to align with new and upcoming business models as they evolve? How shall we be ready for the future? In the previous issue we pointed to the emergence of ‘everything as a […]