Archive for the ‘career’ Category

Optimising Security

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Way back at university when i was studying Aeronautical Engineering, we covered one of the fundamental concepts in aircraft design; Safety.  It was summed up in an info-graphic which has stayed with me. In recent times, as I've moved over into IT security and up into solution architecture, I've been ...

alternative cloud magic quadrant

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A Simon Wardley blog post

Do not covet your ideas

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Cloud Security Alliance V3 Guidance and CCSK

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I'll have to watch this closely. As soon as I hear about the V3 CCSK exam, i'll need to jump right on it. udpate from Jim Reavis; I am sure many of you are wondering if the new version 3 of the guidance means we will have a new version of the ...

out of hiatus

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I've neglected this blog for quite a while now. Various events and machinations that affected my career used up all my headspace. Things are calming down and becoming more sensible. More headspace for interesting technical architectural topics. fun! I've started working on a product and service development program at eSecure. My ...

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

"The issues and opportunities of cloud computing gained considerable notice in 2008 within the information security community. It was at a security practitioners' conference, the ISSA CISO Forum in Las Vegas, November 20, 2008, where the concept of the Cloud Security Alliance was born. ...

Two transitions, career and sport/fitness

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Almost two months ago, I started a new job. I left Verizon Business at the end of last year. It was a good two years there, i learned a lot. Verizon do a lot of things right, but they have their faults too, mostly due to their massive size. ...

Cloud Computing

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I attended CloudCamp at Google HQ in Sydney last night. Interesting mix of attendees. Lots of discussion. "Cloud Computing", is a hot buzzword at the moment. Probably used most often by people who have no idea what it means. Some people use it and have AN idea, but its different to ...


Friday, July 24th, 2009

Whilst looking through the cartoon archive, I saw this. Very apt. This is a great summary of my experience being technical in a sales department.

Philosophical about virtualisation

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I stop and ponder things from time to time. Get philosophical about why we're all charging like lemmings after buzzwords without stopping to wonder why or if we're really going in the right direction. I've seen people end up in dead end careers because they were too near sighted. I ...