Information Security Leader, Author, Instructor and Speaker

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4 Ways to Keep Sensitive Data from Escaping to the Public Cloud TAGS: | Think about how many cloud services you use every day. Chances are that it’s a mixture of services managed by your employer and others …Continue reading →

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How to Choose Between Penetration Tests and Vulnerability Scans  TAGS: | Even seasoned cybersecurity professionals confuse penetration tests with vulnerability scans. Both play an important role in the security practitioner’s toolkit, but …Continue reading →

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Why You Should Conduct Risk Assessments Before Buying New Cybersecurity Products TAGS: The worldwide market for cybersecurity products and services will surpass $95 billion this year, according to Gartner. That’s a staggering …Continue reading →

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An old exam format is making an IT certification comeback TAGS: | In a quiet announcement last year, cybersecurity industry association (ISC)² made a major change to its long-established flagship testing program. Starting …Continue reading →

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Iran Doesn’t Have Nukes Yet, But It Has a Powerful Weapon It Can Use Right Now TAGS: This week’s collapse of the Iranian nuclear deal justifiably caused global consternation at the thought of Iran moving closer to becoming a nuclear power. …Continue reading →

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How to Really Protect Your Digital Privacy: Move to Europe TAGS: | Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress last week highlighted the burgeoning importance of digital privacy in the minds of …Continue reading →

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Segment Your Campus Network for Stronger Security TAGS: | Campus networks carry almost every type of network traffic imaginable. Faculty and staff computers are similar to the devices in …Continue reading →

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Feds Can Optimize Disaster Recovery Solutions in the Cloud TAGS: | Every IT leader shares this nightmare: critical systems down, users enraged, data lost. Without reliable and timely access to data, political …Continue reading →

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It’s Time to Question Longstanding Password Security Best Practices TAGS: | Nobody likes password policies. IT leaders dislike reminding users to yet again change their passwords, then bracing for an onslaught of angry …Continue reading →

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4 Ways Data Loss Prevention Tools Fit Right into Layered Security Strategies TAGS: | Cybersecurity pros often follow a defense-in-depth strategy, acknowledging the fact that controls will fail. Layered defenses are especially important in …Continue reading →

Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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