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Assemble a Team of IT Experts Focused on Cybersecurity

April 14, 2020

In today’s world of constant cyberthreats from terrorism, hackers, and viruses, public and private sector organizations need to assemble a strong, experienced team of security experts. But finding a talented and trained staff becomes a problem when, according to a June 2019 Forbes article, …



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Medical Device Hacking Worldwide: Part 2

March 20, 2020

Did you read my last post with the positive story of how people are community-hacking their medical devices to improve their quality of life? While writing my last post, I also became aware of serious security concerns. This post will focus on the challenges …




Networks Security

Unpopular Opinion: How SD-WAN Will Improve Security

February 21, 2020

The consensus is software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) will provide organizations unprecedented agility but possibly at the expense of security, as traffic flow changes to a distributed model without the safety of traditionally centralized security tools. Being the consummate contrarian, I …


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Details on DISA’s Infrastructure “Hardening” Rules

February 18, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has a set of security regulations to provide a baseline standard for Department of Defense (DoD) networks, systems, and applications. DISA enforces hundreds of pages of detailed rules IT pros must follow to properly secure or “harden” the …


Podcast Security

Assessing Risk – The Key to IT Security—SolarWinds TechPod 023

February 18, 2020

When it comes to IT security, it can feel overwhelming. What needs securing and at what level? How do you prioritize? But when considering risk, this is very different conversation. Changing the conversation from security to risk helps shape an informed and balanced approach. Tim Brown discusses how to apply a risk-based model …



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New Laws Alone Won’t Be Enough to Secure IoT Devices

January 28, 2020

Security concerns over the Internet of Things (IoT) are growing, and federal and state lawmakers are taking action. First, the U.S. Senate introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which sought to “establish minimum security requirements for federal procurements of connected …