Happy Tuesday (again)! There are always 100s of things to talk about each week, and if you’re ADHD like me, you know how hard it can be to stay focused on one thing for too long! Here are a few things that are top of mind right now: Security ABCs: “A” is for Accountability “B” […]
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There are lots of relevant information security words that start with “E”, but I’m going with “Everyone”. Why? Three primary reasons: Information security (good or bad) affects everyone. Everyone has a role in information security. If everyone has a role, then everyone must have responsibilities. There’s a saying I often use: Information security isn’t about […]
Yes, God showed up. Uninvited and unwelcomed. NOTE/WARNING: The subject of “God” is touchy for many people. I acknowledge this, and won’t go down the rabbit hole (now). I’ll preface my story with two simple points: This story isn’t about religion. This is about relationship. Two vastly different things. If it helps, I don’t like […]
Happy Tuesday (again)! There are always 100s of things to talk about each week, and if you’re ADHD* like me, you know how hard it can be to stay focused on one thing for too long! Here are a few things that are top of mind right now: Security ABCs – I’ve been writing the […]
If you missed it: “A” is for Accountability “B” is for Business “C” is for Cybersecurity “D” is for Data And “C” is NOT for compliance. Why not? The simple answer is: Compliance is NOT information security despite what people may think. Judging from how many organizations treat compliance and information security like they’re the […]
The words we use make a difference. They make a difference in what we do, how we communicate, and our overall effectiveness as information security professionals. This may seem basic for you, but it’s important to recognize not everyone is an “expert”. Unless you only work with people like you (experts), you’d better master the […]
Cybersecurity is NOT the same as information security. Different words, different things. What is “Cybersecurity”? In order to fully appreciate the difference between information security and cybersecurity, we need to define both. Information Security The workable definition of information security that I’ve used for a decades is: Managing risk to unauthorized disclosure, alteration, and destruction […]
Well, it’s already mid-October and the election is 21 days (three weeks) away. Things have never seemed crazier or more divided, at least not in my lifetime. Good fodder for discussion in episode 101 of the UNSECURITY Podcast! Work-wise things are also crazy, but good. Fourth quarter is always nuts for an information security company, […]
A business is in business to make money. You and me? We’re in the business of living life. Don’t forget either of these points, now or when you’re doing your (information security) work. Personally, I get messed up sometimes, thinking I’m in the business of securing/protecting everything under the sun, forgetting to live life. Protecting […]