Like water flowing downhill, attackers will take the path of least resistance to compromise a system. Old technology that doesn’t learn new tricks is a prime target.
Read on about SCADA systems and the security implications of old technology.Read More »
More and more countries are considering various types of bans on encrypted communications. Germany is thinking about it. So is the UK. Australia is actively pursuing it too.
Read on to hear why encryption bans are a bad idea.Read More »
Many times when people think about security principles the one that jumps out to them is the principle of least privilege. However, there are other security principles to consider. Let’s look at 8 security principles laid out decades ago that are still relevant today.Read More »
The proliferation of online login accounts has made our lives easier and more convenient to gather information, pay bills, etc. However, it comes at a cost. Our password management hasn’t changed much – and that creates a vulnerability that can really hurt.
Read on to see the pros and cons of password management systems.Read More »
Using a VPN is critical for protecting yourself online and maintaining a level of privacy. It might sound technical and intimidating but it is as easy as checking email – and the benefits are significant.
Let’s discuss what you can do and why to stay safe online.Read More »
Recently there were two huge data breaches of two very large companies. Both organizations collected a ton of information about their clients. The breaches were both spectacular in scope. Furthermore, both were among the largest known data breaches.
I see a large contrast between the Marriott breach and the Equifax breach. The difference between the two massive breaches clearly demonstrates the importance of basic security methods.Read More »
Many years ago Microsoft published a list of the “10 immutable laws of security”. The page has since been removed; however, another version popped up with very slight changes.
Read on the see the security principles from decades ago which are still prevelant today.Read More »
Today I want to focus on the low hanging fruit i.e. the easy wins we can achieve to significantly improve our online safety and security. Read on to see the simple things most people can do to improve their situation.