How Can We Help Users Improve Security?
Maybe we should rename CIA. I don’t mean the government agency by that name. I’m risking heresy by saying that the tired old acronym CIA for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability isn’t sacred text. We talk about CIA in Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction course. Let’s take a critical look at it here. I’ve […]
Cyber Security Tradeoffs
Cyber Security in a Nutshell Cyber security simplifies to three pillars: Distinguish between good guys and bad guys. [Authentication] Let the good guys access the data in appropriate ways. [Availability] Don’t let the bad guys access the data at all, and don’t let the good guys do something inappropriate. [Confidentiality and Integrity] Our efforts to […]
My New Year’s Resolution: Use Cloud Backup
It’s the time of year to think about those plans for making the next year better — lose weight, quit smoking, learn some new skill. Here’s what I’m urging people to do: take advantage of very inexpensive and easy-to-use cloud storage services and make backup copies of your precious personal data. Digital photographs and movies, […]
Spring Cleaning in September
Last week I cleaned up my office. I replaced my desk, took out a work table and threw out a lot of junk that had built up over the last couple decades. I’m not sure why I did it last week, but that’s the way it goes. One thing I did was to purge some […]