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All of InfoSec’s Answers are in the “Princess Bride”

I’ve watched “Princess Bride” probably 25-30 times. My wife thinks I’m crazy. I tell her I’m exploring my feminine side. It’s a chick flick isn’t it? She swears I just fantasize about being Andre-the-Giant.  I won’t bore you with why there’s a linkage between “Princess Bride” and the three pillars that drive our business, but there are connections in my …

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This is the biggest InfoSec technology to ever hit planet earth… Like a freakin’ asteroid, dude! Really!!!

I confess.  It’s human nature after all to be hopeful.  But we’ve all done it.  Admit it.  We’ve fallen for the promise of the “silver bullet”.  Maybe not recently.  But at some point we did it.  After getting burned a couple of times, we’ve learned.  We’ve become a bit jaded.  Cynical.  Skeptical.  (And rightfully so.) “Install this firewall & you’ll …

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A ransomware strategy so easy Johnny Manziel couldn’t screw it up

Too many of us are stuck in a victim mentality mode. And the solution?  Really, folks… It’s just this simple. Here’s the 12 step program that will keep your name off of the front page of TMZ (or the Wall Street Journal)… Admit you have a problem. Keep telling your users to be aware. Politely of course. Install malware prevention that …

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An InfoSec idea so good that it could grow hair even on Bruno Mars’ chest!

We’re continually asked, “How do you guys pick the products you do?”  When I’m back home in Texas or visiting my parents in Georgia, the question is a little different…  “How Y’ALL do what you do?”  (I much prefer the latter.)   We hope that laying out our process will give you insight about how to plan your own technology strategies and even how …

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And now, a departure from our weekly valuable InfoSec insight

Last week, I made a mistake.  Maybe it was a lack of sleep combined with a glass of scotch.  I dunno, but I did something I promised myself I’d never do.  I replied to a LinkedIN post about something political.  I got an almost immediate response.  Here’s what it was NOT… kind, reasoned, open to discussion.  It made me angry, but not …

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Why every InfoSec vendor/consultant is full of cr4p… including me!

My youngest son, John, graduated from Michigan Tech recently.  Very proud papa!  But just the same, Connie & I are officially empty nesters!  Yea!!! When ‘we’ were picking a college, I pushed for what I thought would be his perfect choice… prestigious, ranked tops in his field, not too close to home, and one that would drive him hard.  John had other ideas.  …

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The secret to dazzling your CISO with your seemingly infinite knowledge of InfoSec!

You should meet Richard Stiennon & Stu Munro… our walking wikipedia’s of InfoSec.  We’ve never asked either of them about an up’n’coming company or the ins’n’outs of a particular technology, and not received a substantive, well-reasoned insight.   They both deny it, but we think we found the source of all their knowledge. Last week we stumbled upon a report from Momentum Partners, and with …