Equifax Hack – Your First Steps

Several people have asked what steps to take to protect themselves, particularly their electronic identity, in the wake of the Equifax hack.  Here are some suggested steps that, while not guaranteed to provide protection, at least give you an idea of things I’m doing with some links to make it easier.

Creatively Exposing Your Business to Risk

There are many ways a business can be exposed to risks and some of them can seem like great ideas.
While I visiting a retail location recently, I noticed this sign.

 

The sign asks patrons to text a local number if they notice the facility needs maintenance

FedRAMP Status

FedRAMP logo

 

Over three years into the program that allows US government agencies to use Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), there are 75 authorized products.

Most federal agencies currently use five or less of the authorized cloud offerings, other agencies use these offerings extensively.

Managing Passwords, Securely

I recently wrote about the desire, by many, to see the death of passwords.  All negatives considered, if passwords go away, it won’t be because people don’t like them but because they lose their efficacy and cost proposition (they’re effectively free, transportable, satisfy the “something you know” criteria, and they’re easy to replace).