Measuring the Impact of a Security Awareness Program

November 29, 2022

Our goal in building a security awareness program is to embed security into our partners’ existing organizational culture. Impacting culture is a long-term process that can take years and requires executive support. If you are tasked with managing a security awareness program, it is your job to measure and show leadership that your program is…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pentest

October 27, 2022

TL;DR Define the goal of an assessment. Take time to choose the right assessment type. The more detail you give about an asset, the better quality your report will be. Select the right environment for the assessment. Consider the timing for performing the assessment. Communicate internally and make sure everyone is up to speed. Do…

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Work From Home Productivity Tips

February 15, 2022

For many of us, working from home is here to stay, but it does come with its own challenges. This article contains some of the best tips and tricks from TrustedSec consultants on how to stay focused at home. Set an alarm to start and stop working Alarms can be set in shorter intervals, to…

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A Career in IT: Where Do I Start?

May 25, 2021

It is, by far, the most frequent question I get asked: How do I get started in IT/InfoSec? So many seem interested in the field of computers, system administration, networking, or information security but have no idea where to start, which can be a frustrating place to be. This blog post is for all of…

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From the Desk of the CEO: TrustedSec Announces Professional Training Courses Online

April 7, 2020

TrustedSec has offered customized, in-person training to our clients for several years. With the need to move toward an online platform, TrustedSec has expanded our cutting edge training to help further educate and develop the Information Security industry. These offerings are designed to be some of the most effective instructor-led and live courses available today….

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Working from Home Tips for Script Kiddies

March 26, 2020

Working from home seems like a dream. What is everyone complaining about? I can’t think of anything better than working from my couch in my hoodie and boxers. I don’t have to make small talk. I don’t have to go outside. I can just sit by myself, crank out the code, and catch up on…

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Securing a Remote Workforce: Top Five Things to Focus on For Everyone

March 25, 2020

Deploying a remote workforce is uncharted territory for some organizations, while others have been perfecting the model for years. Most security programs have different ways to handle their workforce. For on-premise users, which has traditionally used more of castle mentality where you attempt to prevent outsiders from penetrating the network perimeter (similar to a castle…

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Why We Are Launching the TrustedSec Sysmon Community Guide

February 6, 2020

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the TrustedSec Sysmon Community Guide. This guide is intended to be a one-stop shop for all things Sysmon. Our goal for the project is to help empower defenders with the information they need to leverage this great tool and to help the infosec community spread the…

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Of Failure and Success

October 30, 2018

  Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. — Oscar Wilde   Over the course of a year, I watch many InfoSec conference presentations whether in person at the conference or via a recording on YouTube, I read a multitude of amazing blog articles, and I follow and read the messages of many…

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A Different Take on Exam Prep: CISSP

September 29, 2017

I just passed the CISSP examination. I saw what many did to prepare for their exam, and I did something else. I needed something faster to arrive at passing results. First off, the CISSP is “Certified Information Systems Security Professional”. It is an advanced credential requiring not just a passing exam score, but also dedicated…

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