What Are Controls (Safeguards)?

Controls are logical mechanisms applied in an effort to reduce risk. This may feel vague because the term is primarily an abstract, logical entity that has specific implementations and humans like more concrete, implementable things. Architecturally these entities sit at the logical layer but have concrete instances that are implemented by contextualizing the qualities of… Continue reading What Are Controls (Safeguards)?

New Paradigm, Same Old Humans

In the last two weeks three major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Evernote, Feedly & Code Spaces, endured Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. For Code Spaces the attacks continued, changed tactics & caused that company to close. Who doesn’t make use of distributed services these days?  From Facebook to Feedly to Evernote.  We keep our… Continue reading New Paradigm, Same Old Humans