Articles by Carl Blackett

About Carl Blackett

Carl Blackett is Norfolk County Council’s ICT Security Architect working across both the corporate and schools environments. Carl has over 15 years ICT experience and is responsible for ICT Security within Norfolk County Council, has previously worked for several blue chip companies and has significant expertise in the introduction of multiple security devices and products. Carl’s recent work has achieved Public Services Network (PSN) compliance for Norfolk County Council delivering part of the council’s new ICT Strategy .

View from the IT desk: Securing social networking in the workplace

View from the IT desk: Securing social networking in the workplace

In this age of "instant information" is it shortsighted to block social networking sites within an organisation purely because of stories in the press relating to scams, misuse and threats?

View from the IT desk: A little more conversation, a little less action

View from the IT desk: A little more conversation, a little less action

A computer appears to have been hacked, or infected by malware.. but is there a more down-to-earth explanation?

Carl Blackett, an ICT Security Architect at Norfolk County Council, explains why you shouldn't be too quick to push the panic button.