First Cyber Hack

First Cyber Hack

Pretend you are on Jeopardy – The year that the world’s first Cyber attack occurred. What is 1834, Alex? (My small tribute to Alex Trebek). 1834 is correct. In 1834, the Blanc brothers intercepted messages on the French telegraph (a mechanical line of sight system) to...
No such thing as Stress

No such thing as Stress

While completing my Master’s degree a college professor made a bold statement to our class. He very directly said “There is no such thing as stress. Stress is a made up word. In order to combat it, you must call it what it is – Low-grade fear. If you recognize it for...
You are Unique

You are Unique

“You are unique, just like everybody else” is a quote that has a somewhat ambiguous origin. Some ascribe it to Jim Wright, others to Margaret Mead, however, it does have profound meaning when you use it as a lens to view yourself and your organization. You are unique,...
Active Cyber Defense

Active Cyber Defense

Active Cyber Defense NIST defines Active Cyber Defense as – Synchronized, real-time capability to discover, detect, analyze, and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities. In a nutshell, that means using strategies to actively predict, prevent, detect and combat cyber...
Sensible Cyber Security

Sensible Cyber Security

Cyber Security on a budget   Over 88% of businesses in the United States are considered small businesses and have less than 20 employees. These businesses often do not have a robust IT department or the technical expertise to put complex Cyber security protocols...