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Monday June 14th 2021

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Information Security Core Knowledge

Every so often, I get asked by someone who want to get into the InfoSec field, what is at the core of knowledge that is needed. Now I know a lot of people have a lot of different answers to this question, but I think there are some things that are important, that are easier to attain. These aren't particular things to memorize, there are more [...]

How to rethink your backup strategy

One of the things that was drilled into my head when I was starting out in my IT career was the backup philosophy of 3-2-1. This stood for you should have 3 copies of your data (the production data and two backups), on 2 different media types and 1 of them being offsite. This is still the recommended method of CERT (see here). Yet I found it [...]

Q&A Monday: Defense Against Ransomware

Question:There has been a lot in the news about ransomware, what can I do to protect myself? Melody CarrollDayton, MN Answer: There isn't a day that goes by that you don't hear about ransomware hitting a company or targeting another industry and that can make people like yourself want to guard themselves against this particular type of [...]