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Q&A Monday: What is CVSS?

Q&A Monday: What is CVSS?

Question: I am a recent graduate, who just got a job working in IT at a company. During a meeting today, someone mentioned a CVSS score on a system that needed to be patched. I was afraid to ask during the meeting, but what is CVSS? Kenneth M. PonceWashington DC Answer: Before I get to the answer to your question, if this is your [...]

Rise of the BISO and what it says about IT Security

Rise of the BISO and what it says about IT Security

I have to admit, until very recently, I have never heard of a BISO (Business Information Security Officer), and the first time I came across this title, I was a little confused. I at first thought that it had something to do with physical security or maybe keeping business' financially secure...and I was wrong. If (like me), you weren't aware of [...]

Q&A Monday: To Anti-Virus or Not to Anti-Virus, that is the question!

Q&A Monday: To Anti-Virus or Not to Anti-Virus, that is the question!

Question: I will be in the process of renewing my AntiVirus software at the end of this month, I'm currently using Norton, should I stay with them or should I go to another software company for my AntiVirus?Marcela NowickiCanyonville, OR Answer: I love this question, for the fact that no matter how I answer it, in some people's eyes I'll [...]

Leaders Fix Processes Don’t Blame Employees

Leaders Fix Processes Don’t Blame Employees

I've talked several times about learning the lessons from every leader that I've ever had, good or bad. I was recently talking with a mentee, and they had an issue at their work and their boss berated the entire staff for making a mistake that brought a system down. From the description of the incident, it was an honest mistake, wasn't [...]

Mentor your staff

Mentor your staff

I think an often overlooked part of leadership for many people on every level, is mentorship. In my career, I've had no mentors, indirect mentors, and only one real mentor. Yet from every boss that I have ever had, I have learned something from them, sometimes positive, other times not so much. Yet, I do wish that it was something that more [...]

Auditing Standard: A Starting Line not a Finish Line

Auditing Standard: A Starting Line not a Finish Line

In one of the many groups I belong to, someone had asked how much do standards really help a company. My answer, as much as I wanted to be, wasn't straight-forward. I uttered a, "It depends..." I went on to explain the same thing I will here, the nuances of my thoughts. For a small company or a business that is growing these standards (NIST, [...]

Protect the Executives

Protect the Executives

For years, I've advocated spending extra attention to accounts on a network that once compromised, can cause devastation to the environment. Depending on what industry your work in, these are Executives, VIPs, Politicians, or even the C-Suite, whatever you call them, these are accounts, you may not have considered dangerous, but they can be. The [...]

Leading Remotely…Making better Leaders

Leading Remotely…Making better Leaders

Most businesses are switching to either a remote or hybrid model to help employees in these pandemic times, and employees are loving the freedom in which it brings. I've seen more than a couple managers struggle with this change, so if you have felt this way, you are not alone. Most managers are used to being able to see the people they are [...]

How to Improve your enterprise E-mail Security

How to Improve your enterprise E-mail Security

One of the things that I've noticed during my time is that phishing emails, ebb and flow like the waves of the ocean. It seems like nothing significant for a few weeks, then the flood gates open and a bunch all come in a short period of time. The security, mail and support teams get flooded with what may or may not be legitimate emails. Now [...]

Designing and Implementing a Document Control Number System

Designing and Implementing a Document Control Number System

While most mature organizations already have a well documented process for creating, approval and numbering of documents, not all do. So what do you do, when you come across one, where you a making the process. The first question, you might come across is why, do you need these documents? Those policies and procedures for your organization [...]

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