December 2009

Users of London underground will be familiar with the image on the left, part of the Department of Work and Pensions’ new campaign targeting ‘benefit cheats’. Contrast this with the image on the right of Fred Goodwin (not produced by the DWP), the former head of Royal Bank of Scotland (now 88% owned by the UK taxpayer) named by Time magazine as one of the top 25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis. Call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline now on 0800854440.

From the organisation that brought you harmonised EU standards for the interception of telecommunications…

20 – 22 January 2010, Sophia Antipolis, France: The annual ETSI Security Workshop will bring together international Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge, identify gaps and co-ordinate on future actions and work areas.The workshop will include overviews of the work being done in the area of security across standards and technical bodies, along with presentations from major organisations involved in security initiatives.

ETSI is now calling for papers. Abstracts (not exceeding an A4 page) presentations should be sent to , together with the title of the presentation, name and coordinates of the presenter and the topic of reference as listed below by 9 October 2009. Presentations should have a focus on SECURITY INNOVATION . In particular ETSI welcomes papers on the practical implementations, and issues such as practical use of standards, the human factors and examples of insecurity.