Service and Sacrifice – Happy Birthday USMC

Today marks the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES! To the greatest fighting force on the planet. To the faithful men and women who serve our country with bravery only they can fathom. To the “Jarheads”, “Devil Dogs”, “Teufel Hunden”,  and “Leathernecks” who give all so others can have. […]

UNSECURITY Podcast – Ep 105 Show Notes – Honest IR

Alright, the U.S. election season is over. Now we can all focus again, right? Maybe, maybe not. Before we get too far, I want to call your attention to an article I wrote last week titled “Good People Didn’t Vote For Your Guy“. Healing and unity are long overdue in our country. I’m hoping we […]

F is for Fundamentals

Despite how much I’d like to use “F” for something else: What the ____ are you doing?! ____ you! Who the ____ told you to do that?! Why the ____ do I bother? I’ll fight the urge and use “F” in a more decent manner, even if it is a little less honest. So why […]

Good People Didn’t Vote For Your Guy

The truth: There were hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of worthy people who didn’t vote for “your guy”. Demonize as you will, but here’s a reminder of some things. People who voted for the other guy are NOT bad people. Sure, there are bad apples in any large group, but the vast majority of Americans […]

UNSECURITY Podcast – Ep 104 Show Notes – Stigma Against Healthy

Last week was nuts. Is “nuts” the norm? God, I hope not. The week started off with what seemed like a run of the mill ransomware attack against a healthcare client. The investigation led us to threat hunting with another client. During the threat hunting exercise, Brian Krebs called. He claimed to have information about […]

UNSECURITY Podcast – Ep 103 Show Notes – PsyberReslience Project Pt. 2

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” […]

E is for Everyone

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 […]

God Showed Up to My Pity Party

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 […]

UNSECURITY Podcast – Ep 102 Show Notes – PsyberReslience Project

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 […]

Why Isn’t “C” for Compliance?

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 […]