Tag Archives: information system security

Small and Medium Size Organizations at Risk

The bad guys are now starting to target mid-tier companies with their hacking activities.  In many cases these companies have not yet come to realize that having a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) or a Virtual Cerified|CISO (vC|CISO) is … Continue reading

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Security Steering Committee – Members Needed

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The Office of No, Really?

  Successful ransomware attacks are at an all time high, we are losing the cyberwar, cyber criminals are making more money than ever before and it is only going to get worse, a cyber attack could be as damaging as … Continue reading

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For Cyber Security the Perimeter Still Exists and Never Went Away

  One item that really bugs me is to hear IT and Cyber Security professionals espouse that the perimeter is dead and that Cyber Security professionals should stop focusing on tools that protect the non-existing perimeter.   I was at … Continue reading

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Why Protect End User Workstations Instead of Servers First?

I have been lucky enough to spend most of my Cyber Security career doing startup operations for large companies.  I thrive on the energy and passion that teams get when they are given the opportunity and support to design and … Continue reading

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Critical Manufacturing Legacy Systems

         One common item that information Security Professionals working in Critical Manufacturing environments have to deal with is that of legacy systems. You see, in Critical Manufacturing environments it is very common for the systems that run … Continue reading

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Cyber Security – A basic look at Defense in Depth

A basic somewhat quirky and fun look at Defense in Depth.  

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Your Horse Was Analog

Your Horse Was Analog Kevin L. McLaughlin A  speech I made to 350+ people at the Michigan joint Military Ball.  Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Like my tie? My wife didn’t – gave me a lot of grief before we left … Continue reading

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Home Depot Breach 43M loss posting on LinkedIn

I just read an article on LinkedIn about the negative impact caused by the recent Home Depot breach. Here are my thoughts about how all the 2014 breaches should change some C level and Information Security paradigms. These could cause a major … Continue reading

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The Insider Threat is Alive and Well – a summary taken directly from Raytheon’s How to Build an Insider Threat Program (2014) …

Aspects of human nature further complicate matters: Well-intended managers resist any notions of “their people” doing “bad things.” They screened them. They hired them. They work with them side-by-side and – if they’re good bosses – have developed a genuine interest … Continue reading

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