How Social Media Posts Can Lead to Identity Theft

Scrolling through Facebook the other day I saw meme “Comment below if you remember your childhood phone number.” I honestly don’t remember whether or not I answered, but I shouldn’t have if I did. When I teach Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction, I talk about the idea of “information leakage”. That is where […]
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How to Choose a Cybersecurity Certification

Various organizations offer a bewildering array of cyber security certifications. What should you pursue? I’ll start with the U.S. Department of Defense requirements. They apply to a lot of people, and NICE is bringing similar requirements to the rest of government. You don’t work for the U.S. military or government? Bear with me, because I […]
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The Seriousness of the Cyber Security Staffing Shortage

If you are interested in a cybersecurity job, now may be a great time to get one. Whether it is a new job, a change in position, or adding a new skill to your existing job, cyber security skills are in demand. They are in demand right now, and they will be for the foreseeable […]
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Biometrics and Privacy

I’ve written before on biometrics. If you’ve read those posts, you’ll know that I like biometrics in general. But earlier this year, a new wrinkle popped up in the field: people are accusing Facebook of capturing biometric information without users’ consent. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs say that Facebook is capturing “faceprints.” I don’t […]
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Implement a better performing and easier to management Microsoft SharePoint platform through solid permissions – Part 1

Solid Permissions create a Microsoft SharePoint Platform that Delivers Better Performance and is Easier to Manage I often tell course Attendees that once they implement a solid Microsoft SharePoint permission construct that they should never have to manage permissions again. The challenge is that here are several ways to assign permissions within the SharePoint environment […]
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