GDPR: What You Need to Know and Do

GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect next May. It’s an EU regulation. However, everyone must comply with it or else suffer heavy financial penalties and risk criminal prosecution. What Is GDPR? Simply put, the GDPR requires strong protection of personal privacy of people in the EU. Violations can lead to crippling fines, […]
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Ways to Manage Your SSH Keys and Identities

I wrote a series of blog posts a while ago about SSH authentication using cryptographic keys rather than passwords. I discussed why SSH keys provide easier authentication, how to set up an SSH key agent, and how to maintain multiple websites. There are two areas of security to consider regarding SSH. I think of them […]
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How to Log Events and Maintain Compliance with the Linux Journal — Part 2: How to Extract Journal Entries

Earlier this week I told you how to set up the journal daemon. Now that it has had time to gather data, let’s see how to easily extract meaningful reports from the Linux system log files. First, let’s see the complete journal data. Look at the first line to see how far back the journal […]
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How to Log Events and Maintain Compliance with journald, the New Linux System Event Log– Part 1: Configuring the Daemon

Cybersecurity laws and other regulations clearly exist for good reasons, and there are serious penalties involved if you fail to meet them. The new version of PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, requires going beyond showing that data can be secure, you must show that it will be secure through established procedures […]
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How Has The Past Year Of NSA Surveillance Revelations Changed The Cloud Market?

The whole point of Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course is to discuss the questions you must ask a potential cloud provider to see if you could move some of your operation into the public cloud. Moving to the cloud means losing some control and visibility. You lose physical control with IaaS, much more control […]
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