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Controls: Part 1

I’d like to discuss Media Protection (MP). Its title is self-explanatory, but it’s a vast topic. Protecting media is so important. If you’re a victim of crime and your computer is stolen. If your hard drive is encrypted, it’s data is probably useless to the person who...

Controls for Security and Privacy

Security and Privacy Controls is something applicable to large companies, small companies, and the individual. It's actually a pretty neat topic I'm going to go over in the next week or two. I'll open my NIST SP 800-52 "Guide to Understanding Security Controls" book...

10 Easy Things

Apologizes. I've been silent for a while. ZDNet posted this article which is nothing new (FBI and NSA say stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in). I would have wrote it as "Do these thngs", But all well, they got the subscribers. Some good best practices...

Privacy vs Security

I have two networks in our house. One is your typical internet connection. The other is covered by a named brand VPN Service. It's becoming more difficult using a VPN for day to day transactions. My brokerage account and bank now hang up when they detect a VPN. That's...

Why Timely Patching Is Important

News Flash. Microsoft, amongst many other companies, push out updates on the second Tuesday of the month. It's called "Patch Tuesday". I don't know about you, but I patch my systems that day or the next. Why? Well, hackers (the bad guys), attempt to reverse engineer...

Privacy and the Phone

I traveled to Washington DC with my family last week on vacation. One of our stops was the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial. In passing the turnstiles for employees of the building, my wife and I both noticed something that made us laugh. There was an employee exiting the...