CALL TO ACTION – Do Something About Civic Ransomware

Another city ransomware attack, another payment to the attackers. Another win for the bad guys, and another loss for the rest of us. The question is, are you going to do anything about it? This time the news comes from Lake City, Florida. The 12,000+ citizens of the small(ish) northern Florida town will foot the […]

Ask Questions – Get Answers (hopefully)

Yesterday I wrote a pointed blog post about ransomware (Don’t Suck – Stop Paying Ransoms) and how it ticks me off when people pay a ransom to an attacker. This morning we recorded episode 33 of the UNSECURITY Podcast about the same subject. During the discussion with Brad on the show, I made the comment […]

The UNSECURITY Podcast – Episode 33 Show Notes

Brad is leading this week’s show, but it’s NOT his fault that I didn’t get the show notes posted until now (Sunday). As always, I hope everyone/anyone reading this had a great week last week. I believe that every week holds something special if you look for it with the right frame of mind. I […]

Don’t Suck – STOP Paying Ransoms

So, in case you haven’t heard, we have this problem. Yeah, there’s this thing called ransomware, and it’s sort of all over the news. The city of Baltimore is being held hostage by ransomware – The good: the city decided not to pay the 13 bitcoin (~$100,000 at the time) ransom. The bad: the city is […]

The UNSECURITY Podcast – Episode 32 Show Notes

Heyo! It’s Friday again. Actually, it’s Sunday because I’m late. Oh well. I/we (speaking for Brad too) hope you had a great week! It was another crazy, but awesome week around here (@FRSecure and @SecurityStudio). Let’s see if I can give you a quick recap without boring you to death. I kid, you won’t actually […]

The UNSECURITY Podcast – Episode 31 Show Notes

Another week is in the books. Is it really true that the older you get, the faster time goes? God, it seems like it. It was another great week, and there are so many things to be grateful for. FRSecure is cranking away at the mission (to fix the broken industry), and SecurityStudio is kicking […]

Denver ISSA Incident Management Workshop Recap

Finally. I’m finally getting around to posting about this event. The fine folks of the Denver ISSA chapter invited me to speak at their chapter event on May 23rd. The event was a three-hour incident management workshop (titled Incident Management – Panic or Plan). ‘Wait! What?! Three hours?! Yes. These poor folks endured three hours […]

The UNSECURITY Podcast – Episode 30 Show Notes

Happy Sunday! That’s right, it’s Sunday. I’m late getting our show notes posted (again). Hope you are having a great weekend. Last week’s show (episode 29) was posted on Memorial Day. I hope you took a moment to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom. That’s […]

2019 New Directions in IT Education Conference

This was a wonderful opportunity to talk to some fascinating people; people tasked with helping us create the future talent of our industry. It was also the fourth talk at the fourth conference of the week, so things were getting a little weird. Regardless, I always enjoy this and I’m having fun! About the 2019 […]

2019 Secure360

Almost caught up with my conference and talk summaries from a couple weeks ago! Secure360 is arguably “the” security conference in the Twin Cities each year. 2019 was the 14thyear for the event and it was very well-attended. About Secure360 In the words of the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (“UMSA”): This marked the first year […]