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Configuration management an important layer of cybersecurity defense

In my last posting Proactive IT Support on Display I shared a story describing elements of Endsight’s  configuration management process in action.  I summarized steps in a well established process to identify, control, account for and audit changes and so I thought it made sense to expand on configuration management in more detail. Configuration Management. Configuration management is the process of identifying,… Read more »

Data classification is key to effective cybersecurity

Data classification is key to effective cybersecurity

Effective cybersecurity begins with a disciplined approach to data classification With labels like confidential and top secret, data classification is mostly thought about in the context of the military or the government, but it’s also a critical piece of cybersecurity. The function of data classification is to develop sensitivity labels for data and assign  those labels for the purpose of… Read more »

Proactive IT Support on Display

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The lack of proactive IT support is a very consistent reason that people give for considering an alternative to their current IT support provider.  It’s also a clear sign that cyber security is a likely issue as well. I’m often told, “I just thought my provider was looking out for this stuff.”  And the prospect’s  frustration is justifiable when her… Read more »

Cyber Security Roles and Responsibilities

Cyber Security Roles and Responsibilities

Cyber security is not a new thing, but even so, it feels that way.  High profile attacks and data breaches increase public awareness of the issue and the overarching feeling seems to be, “you’re not safe anymore.” Hyped up issues tend to be easy to click and share, but there is typically a lot of nuance and detail to unpack… Read more »

We are ALL loved by God with an everlasting love

  The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. – Jeremiah 31:3 Read Jeremiah 31:3 in context  I try to make a point of telling my daughters that God loves them no matter what.  It’s important to me they know that, because I know that sometimes it might… Read more »

Fried ravioli with marinara, Lasainia and Greek Salad

Fried ravioli with marinara From Grace and Good Eats | Fried ravioli with marinara   Ingredients: 9oz refrigerated cheese ravioli (about 40 small) ⅓ cup feta cheese 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs 2 eggs 1 tsp Italian Seasoning 1½ cups Ragu® marinara Oil for frying Instructions: Let the ravioli and eggs come to room temperature. Pour about 1in oil in a large… Read more »

A Story about Why

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I’m just going to be honest. I really do not like running. I like setting goals and attaining them and I like the way I feel as a result of the exercise, but I’d much rather ride my mountain bike or play basketball. But I’m not riding my bike in the "tour de freedom" or playing in the "shoot for… Read more »

Acknowledgements – I didn’t come up with any of this on my own.  I’ve learned from others.  Click here to meet my teachers.