Creative Hiring From Non-Traditional Places

The lead story in the SANS NewsBites from today was "White House/DHS Announce New Cyber Skills Pipeline Initiative.” The two statements below caught my attention.1 - “The Federal Government struggles to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals due to a shortage of talent along with growing demand for these employees across ... Read More

What Systems Keep You Effective?

I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.Previously I discussed What’s On Your Not To Do List as a means to remain focused on priorities. I never fear running out of work in cybersecurity. Instead, I worry that our focus does not always stay on the most ... Read More

Is Your SOC Flying Blind?

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I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.Can you imagine being pleased to learn that the pilot of your next flight had anything less than full visibility into the operation of the next airplane you board? Why would you settle for anything less for your Security Operations ... Read More
CIS Controls Version 7 Launch Event | March 19th 2018

SecurityEverAfter 2018-03-29 21:17:00

I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.The CIS Controls serve as a “prioritized set of actions to protect your organization and data from known cyber attack vectors.”. Embraced by several organizations as outlined in the Case Studies section, significant improvements to their cyber security programs are ... Read More

SecurityEverAfter 2018-02-22 19:41:00

I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has been working diligently to update the CIS Controls (formerly known as the Critical Security Controls). A compelling feature of the CIS Controls is their regular updates that reflect the current cyber threats that ... Read More

CIS Controls Implementation Guide for Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises

I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.Recently the Center for Internet Security (CIS) released the CIS Controls Implementation Guide for Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The Implementation Guide is directly mapped to the CIS Critical Security Controls and is focused on actionable steps that can be taken ... Read More

What is the State of Your Union?

Regularly the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union address. This practice "fulfills rules in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, requiring the President to periodically give Congress information on the "state of the union” and recommend any measures that he believes are necessary ... Read More

An Occasional Look in the Rear View Mirror

I recently posted the below on the SANS Internet Storm Center.With two new drivers in my home, I am training them to occasionally look in the rear view mirror of their car as an effective way to increase their situational awareness when driving. What if this principle were applied to ... Read More