Do you listen to podcasts

I've been asked by a few colleagues and friends about the podcasts that I listen to regularly, so I thought it would be a good idea to document it here for reference. If you don't listen to podcasts to keep up with the news, then you are missing out. I drive quite a bit, and it always bothers me that I feel like I'm losing that time, that I should be accomplishing something. I compensate that with podcasts. Some of them help me keep up with current trends and new vulnerabilities, and some of them teach me new things. While others ..... well ....

Get your own VPN Server!!

I was recently contacted by a client for advice on selecting a VPN service for their employees to use. The goal was to provide them a VPN service they could use when connecting in coffee shops and other unencrypted/possibly rouge environments, but also to provide a single or small pool of IPs they could give to security conscious clients when doing remote work

2 factor or 1.5 factor ?

       With all the recent high-profile breaches, many people are asking: "How do I protect my data?" The resounding answer from the security community is: "Enable 2-factor authentication!" 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) is widely recognized to be a far more secure option than a password alone. But what is 2FA?

Cost/Breach vs Cost/Audit

Which costs more ?

As a small to midsize business (SMB) owner in today’s economy, having a website and being connected to the Internet is essential. But a quick look through recent headlines is enough to scare most sane people into not taking the risk.

Maintaining your site’s HIPAA compliance

The last year has seen an unprecedented number of cyber breaches and incidents in the healthcare industry. In August 2016, 8.8 million healthcare records were exposed or stolen. That’s on top of the 11 million records exposed in June 2016. With numbers like these, it’s imperative you maintain your site’s HIPAA compliance.

Dealing with OPM's security failure

If you are like me and the other 21 Million Americans whose data was part of the OPM breach, you are probably wondering what you can do about it. There are countless services out there for protecting you against identity theft. Some of them have some merit. Others do not. Mostly, all they can do is monitor your credit and hope to catch something soon AFTER it happens. But how about preventing it from ever happening?