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In last week's post, Exploring 3 Different Types of IT Documentation, we briefly touched on policies as one of the three common types of documentation. The importance of IT policies cannot be overstated. Policies are very important as they portray an organization's...
Many recommendations across the Net sound like this: ‘Don't keep your information on the cloud.' Fair enough, but it's the same as if you asked, ‘How not to get my house burned down?' and the answer would be, ‘Do not have a house.' The logic is solid, but a better way to translate such advice is, ‘avoid storing sensitive information on the cloud.' So if you have a choice you should opt for keeping your crucial information away from virtual world or use appropriate solutions.
Quote by Victoria Ivey, CIO.com
Although there are clear boundaries of document types in theory, what a type of document actually is and should be can vary depending on who you talk to. There are some people who add procedures in with policies and add standards to procedures. These types of people...
Technology is like fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.
Quote by Andrew Heller, IBM
I just returned from the 5th annual Security Congress put on by (ISC)². This was my 1st Security Congress, my 1st industry convention, and my 1st time in California. I didn't see the article 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Security Congress until after the trip but I...
If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.
Quote by Bruce Schneier
Whether you're traveling with a laptop, netbook, smartphone, iPad, or all of the above, the risks and defenses against them are basically the same.
Quote by Joe Nocera, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
I just passed CompTIA Security+ exam on the first attempt with less than a month of study. You can do the same thing if you set appropriate time to learn the material. I used Darril Gibson's book, CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide....
As test day for the Security+ SY0-401 approaches, I thought it would be good to include a few cloud computing service terms for review. PaaS - Platform as a Service This service is for users who want some control in their hosting or development Reduces the need for...
Even at the general level, you need to know many acronyms to work in IT. Transitioning into security is no different. You'll most likely come across these security acronyms in news articles and whatever studies you may be engaged in. Acronym Meaning 3DES Triple...
A business will have good security if its corporate culture is correct. That depends on one thing: tone at the top. There will be no grassroots effort to overwhelm corporate neglect.
Quote by William Malik, Vice President and Research Area Director for Information Security at Gartner
I think the insistence on credentials at companies is such a huge mistake. I believe you should hire people based on who they are and what they've done, not because of something like what college they went to–or even whether they went to college. It turns out, the rigor that college requires often screens out the most creative people anyway.
Quote by Nolan Bushnell, Co-founder of Atari
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