Sea of Troubles


Welcome; thanks for stopping by!

Simon Brown is a consultant on information security issues in the financial services industry and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Ballarat. His areas of focus are cybercrime, secure systems architecture and how to increase the business value of security. He holds a BSc.(Hons) from UNSW and a MGSM MBA. Simon has a particular passion for bringing business and research together, and he believes that there is great untapped potential in that collaboration.

The name of this site comes from Hamlet’s soliloquy:

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them […]

Full disclosure:

  • I work for Westpac Banking Group, but do not represent them. The views expressed here are entirely my own and are in no way endorsed by them.
  • Through the Vanguard Index Australian Shares Fund and my compulsory superannuation fund, I have exposure to a broad swathe of the Australian stock market.