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Multi Factor Authentication Considerations

Multi Factor Authentication Considerations

It still is somewhat shocking to me that most businesses still aren't taking Multi Factor Authentication seriously, and don't mandate it for the employees and like I mentioned the other day for executives. Yet, I see articles like this one from Yubico that shows that people are making the effort in increasing spending by 75%. This is great, and [...]

Q&A Monday: Is IT Security nothing but paperwork?

Q&A Monday: Is IT Security nothing but paperwork?

Oh boy, I'm excited, I haven't done one of these in a while! Question: In my current company, I just switched over from the server operations side to the security side of the business. While I have only been in this position for about two weeks so far, I've been doing more meetings and paperwork than I have other work. Is security nothing [...]

Q&A Monday: Starting a Cyber Security Program

Question:I work for a small company and my boss recently tasked me to start to strengthen our defenses against a cyber attack, but I'm not a security expert, whats the best way to plan this out before I get started.Oda CoxNorway Answer: Thanks for the question, I'm glad you kept it at planning level because it's not something that you can do [...]

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 [...]