Cybersecurity Basics: Don’t Forget to Lock the Door

Extracted content from an article I wrote for my CompTIA series. You can check out the unabridged version here: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/hub/Chris-Hodson It’s a futuristic cybersecurity threat landscape out there – one that sometimes feels like it’s ripped from the pages of a science-fiction thriller. State actors and government-sized interests are finding more sophisticated ways of delivering …

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Cybersecurity Awareness: A Critical Piece of the Security Puzzle

Originally posted via my column with CompTIA: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/post/view/2019/05/06/cybersecurity-awareness-a-critical-piece-of-the-security-puzzle In a digitally transformed workplace, there’s a tendency to focus on next-gen malware prevention, network monitoring tools and other high-tech solutions to stave off a cyberattack. But these aren’t always the most important methods of preventing security incidents – at least not on their own. It’s the …

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Security Awareness: We say it’s a ‘layer 8 problem’ but are we to blame?

Information security is about people, process and technology. I hear this a lot. It's an eminently sensible assertion, and it has served us well. In a world of digital enablement, and cybercrime-as-a-service, what does it mean? Is it really about people? In what way? Has our ever more sophisticated threat landscape reached a tipping point where we simply cannot train …

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