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Why is Cybersecurity so Difficult to Understand?

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Not everyone understands all of  the complex pieces and the economic ramifications of them. What makes this  decision so difficult to require an owner to spend at least 3-4 hours a week on a topic which will not make any money, but will just help you keep running your business.  In fact this “expenditure” of […]

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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In a year of many problems and issues the Department of Homeland Security decided to make October the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) since 2003. https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month   The Theme is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Own IT is reminding you to travel with cybersecurity in mind (at least some of the time), Social […]

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What I got out of BlackHat and DEFCON

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First I must say I did not go to Las Vegas, all I did is hunt the Internet for pieces of information and did not copy completely,  but edited to make it easier to understand when reading only (versus giving presentation within the hall): “Controlled Chaos” the Inevitable Marriage of DevOps & Security   (Kelly Shortridge […]

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Why Are Hackers Successful?

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The Number 1 reason is: “We do not do an adequate job of patching and paying attention to security!” Again and again we can find reports and stories of entities not doing basic tasks: Above image is from Protiviti report   Why are the basics not being done? Because a concerted effort to manage IT […]