Shaken but not stirred – Sony Pictures

It’s been a chilling experience for Sony Pictures, and a little surreal for those observing. It could be one of their movies…. Bruce Schneier has some thoughts. The hacking incident has shocked many, although any of us in information security may not be particularly surprised. After many years in information security I am continually disappointed by Continue Reading

Foreign companies can bypass Swedish Personal Data Act (PUL)

Yes I know, I’m here again complaining about the Swedish law protecting personal information that has no teeth! Now it seems that there is another loophole in the law following a new ruling that enables foreign companies to extract and use PII of Swedish residents/citizens, any persons associated with a Swedish ID#. Read more in this article which Continue Reading

#HPDiscover – The Machine – The Future – Good, Bad, Both?

@ #HPDiscover Barcelona uncovered “The Machine”. The Machine has been re-architected bottom-up, which means all this stupid business of using different types of memory in order to optimise speed, yet offer as close as is possible given the limitations of the architecture, the stability of persistent memory, will be a thing of the past. The Machine will have Continue Reading

naughty naughty HQ-bank for falsification of financial statements

  So information security in financial reporting is unnecessary? So you think… I guess you’re not following the HQ-Bank saga in Sweden? Well the stars of this saga are going to prison to pay for falsification of financial information. It seems that even the KPMG auditor (Johan Dyrefors) approved 2009 and 2010 accounts. Credit to KPMG that Continue Reading

Where is your id…..your Swedish identity?

64 thousand Swedish identities were hijacked in 2013. Population of Sweden is today around 9,5 million. This means that the crime of identity fraud impacted around 0,8 percent of the Swedish population. “So what, that’s nothing?” You are thinking…. Nevertheless this is almost 1 in a 100 of Swedish residents who have been a victim Continue Reading

Krafttag krävs mot id-kapning I Sverige

The rapid increase in identity fraud in Sweden is gaining some media attention (http://www.svd.se/opinion/brannpunkt/krafttag-kravs-mot-id-kapning_3767990.svd). However they are missing the point. The solution is not to purely simplify the ‘clean-up process, but to change the law. And changing the law is not purely about criminalizing the crime but to enforce an individual’s basic fundamental right to Continue Reading