Attacks on the Rise Through Office 365

September 17, 2019

Office 365 is the most popular line of digital services for businesses for a reason, but when it comes to cyberattacks, its ubiquity is creating challenges. If it seems like every week there’s a new headline about a large-scale hacking incident, it’s not a case of rampant fake news. According to the 2018 Symantec Internet Security…

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Six Crucial Network Segmentation Actions

March 26, 2019

We are constantly barraged with new technologies and techniques for securing the enterprise. Every new thing we are told is crucially important, and if you don’t master all of it now, you are the next breach headline. It is intimidating to say the least. It is easy to look past the basics of securing the…

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Five Thoughts on Securing Multi-Cloud Environments

March 19, 2019

As its name suggests, a multi-cloud environment is a network that utilizes the services of more than one cloud provider. There are many different ways that multi-cloud infrastructures can be designed and a primary topic of discussion is how to properly secure these environments.  No single cloud service provider has the best environment for every…

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Top Six Security and Risk Management Questions

March 12, 2019

Recently, Gartner put out a report on the top 10 inquiries regarding security projects. The report is based on their analysis of over 10,200 client interactions covering relevant security and risk management topics from July 2018 through January 2019 (see the research here). Interestingly enough, Trustedsec has heard similar inquiries regarding product offerings in discussions…

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Current Security Trends in 2019

February 7, 2019

As the information security industry continues to mature, several things have changed, but many of the fundamental issues remain—even in the face of new technologies, threats, and regulations. Understanding and responding to current trends provides the opportunity for security and risk management leaders to better improve security, increase resiliency, and support the business. With renowned…

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Local Admin Access and Group Policy Don’t Mix

January 24, 2019

Having spent a career working with Group Policies, I thought now might be a good time to give an overview of it and I felt like doing a little writeup about Group Policies. I especially want to highlight why having admin access to clients can be really bad. It is important that everyone understands the weaknesses…

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Few cons to bringing in the pros: Why should you have a third-party risk and security assessment?

January 10, 2019

At TrustedSec, we get about 400-500 inquiries for security assessments every year.  Some of the questions we still hear quite often are: Why does our company need to do a risk and security assessment? Why can’t we just do it ourselves? We already know we’re terrible—why do we need you to tell us that? There…

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What Information Security Can Learn From the Hospitality Industry

November 6, 2018

The Information Security industry has a lot in common with the Hospitality industry. Both industries are service oriented, high volume, and built on trust. As with all services founded on trust, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships is critical for success. Strong relationships can do a lot for a security program. They can garner additional funding…

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The Three Best Security Analogies I Know (and How to Use Them)

October 29, 2018

When it goes well, explaining security concepts to coworkers, friends, and family is one of the best parts of being in the security industry. It helps others make more risk-aware decisions, reduces ‘inarticulate tech geek’ stereotypes, and enhances soft-skills. Unfortunately, explanations do not always go well. Audiences need to be in the right state of…

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Making the InfoSec Rounds

August 30, 2018

Special thanks to mumblingsages for giving me the idea for this blog. Let’s face it, we in the information security industry like conferences and talks. I’d wager it’s not because we like to hear ourselves speak, but because it’s a great way to set aside a short amount of time and learn something new. I find…

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