Stay tuned….

Getting asked by people all the time why I do things like “Twitter” for example. As if it is something not so worthy. Background: here and here.

So have decided I would look at some of the real benefits of such applications in relation to our industry (and wider) in a much longer post. Who’s wasting their time or missing out? Is it that uncool? LOL……we’ll see.

DD



I don’t normally use this forum to talk about the business side of things for Securus Global but thought I would take an opportunity to talk a bit about what’s been happening.

2009 surprisingly has seen good growth for us. Still hoping we’re not going to see some delayed effect of the Global Economic Crisis.

While we’ve always had a large client base in Melbourne, we’ve recently setup a permanent presence there and we’re looking at doing the same for other Australian cities. Asia and other international clients we support from Sydney at present (and travel as required like we always have), but we’re looking at our position here. (Also based upon international partnerships).

With this expansion, we are looking for good people, so we’re keen to hear from experienced and passionate Information Security Specialists. Generally, the level of expertise we look for is as described here. Working with many of Australia’s largest organisations across most industry sectors (in particular across critical infrastructure), we’re seen as leaders in our field and we’ve built our reputation and differentiation on the quality of our work and people. There’s few others that can now match our client-base and we’re proud of our achievements to have gotten to where we are.

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Just got back and saw this was confirmed:
http://www.iirme.com/securecon/workshops/c.html

CEOs, CIOs and Middle East Gov and Gov Security seems to be the audience.

Should be fun…..there is no slides…….just talk…..they accepted that….(somewhat I think). :) I prefer to just talk……

This will be an all-out session and I hope Bruce S (Keynote) will be there….Pass this link to 20 of your friends and you will receive…magically a new notebook.



I had a few comments sent to me about my last post. Some of the feedback; “It wasn’t inspirational”, “Its perspective wasn’t that unique”, “What was the point?” etc…. All fair points. My only response is that at times, I will use Beast or Buddha as my journal to write about things that aren’t necessarily meant to change anyone’s world or inspire, (though I did think the PCI post tried to do that)……just reflections on my day, week and thoughts going through my head about the good, and the bad in our industry, (though the latter motivates me far more to dissect and rant). I started Beast or Buddha for these reasons. Read on:
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Patrick Gray interviews Securus Global’s Declan Ingram on Risky Business 98. Make sure you listen to the end of the podcast. :)



I just wanted to take some time out from the usual rants here to thank all of our Securus Global clients for their support in 2008, and we’re looking forward to working with everyone in 2009. (Though I know with many of you, the projects haven’t stopped and we’re almost fully booked through the whole Christmas and New Year period, and well into February).

The re-branding to Securus Global at the start of the year went smoother than we could ever have expected and our growth has also exceeded our expectations. We didn’t enter any “Fastest” growing company competitions this year, but if we had, I am sure for our sector, we’d have been right up there.

It’s an honor for us to be the preferred security services provider to many of the region’s largest and most prestigious companies across most sectors. We’re also working with some good security conscious vendors who’ve seen there’s value in getting Securus Global to “test” their products/software/appliances etc before going into production release. (One of the reasons you haven’t seen many public released vulnerabilities from us this year). I wish more companies would start doing things like this. It would make the world a slightly more secure place.

Thank you also to all of our Beast or Buddha readers and contributors from around the world. I’ve met some awesome Information Security professionals through this blog and also now through Twitter. I know many still wonder what the hell Twitter is, but for me personally, I now have about 200 new contacts that I didn’t have at the start of the year – some awesomely brilliant people out there!

Securus Global plans to further expand in 2009 – new offices, new service offerings and a continued focus on providing the best security services in the region (and world), delivered by one of the best teams anywhere. (BTW, we do also work with International companies from all over the world so do contact us if you’re keen to talk about how we can help you. End marketing rant).

I’ll continue to rant, be opininated but as always, be open to your thoughts and criticisms of what I say. This isn’t a goodbye for the year as I am sure there’ll continue to be plenty of fodder to inspire rants throughout the next couple of weeks.

All the best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to our clients, industry friends, Beast or Buddha readers and my Twitters.

The Securus Global Team.

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The rumours about this company or that company wanting to buy into Securus Global continue but this one we are seriously considering. This should turn us into THE global force of Infosec Consulting:

> From: xxxxx xxx <xxxxxx@yahoo.fr>
> Reply-To: <xxxxxx.xxxx@yahoo.fr>
> Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 21:37:32 +0200 (CEST)
> To: <xxxxxx@yahoo.fr>
> Subject: INVESTMENT  PROJECT
>
> I WANT TO INVEST MY FUND {1.5BILLION EURO}IN YOUR COMPANY, LET ME KNOW
> YOUR TERMS ,IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO INVEST WITH ME GET BACK TO ME
> WITH YOUR FULL DETAILS, I WILL SEND THE BOND FOR CONFIRMATION FOR US
> TO PROCEED THE PROJECT.
>
>
>
> MR XXXX XXXX
> OIL AND GAS

Look out world!

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