Good enough. It’s not a concept most people associate with information security people or the approach to information security but it is something we in information security desire. We don’t want to overburden ourselves with unnecessary work or even management of controls. To delve down into one area of security, namely AUTHENTICATION, passwords are… Continue reading The Death of Passwords
A businesses need a policy framework to state its values, expectations and requirements in a meaningful way. The policy framework depends on an organization’s structure to enforce ownership of these statements appropriately. Policy frameworks aid in understanding the enterprise by setting the ownership of policies, their associated and supporting documents and by creating a structure where these statements can… Continue reading Policy Framework
I tend to operate in accordance with the four principles of Cigital‘s recent Agile Security Manifesto. [su_pullquote align=”right” class=””]NOTE: I cannot state whether I’ve employed Cigital professionally but I have had interaction with them in my career.[/su_pullquote] These principles align with security governance, education and scaling throughout an organization versus roles in security domains taking on… Continue reading Cigital’s Agile Security Manifesto
I passed my CISSP certification exam this week and submitted my supporting documentation to my endorser and the (isc)2 to complete the process. Many people study diligently to pass it and this exam very effectively tested my comprehension of all domains of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and the resultant implications of information security.… Continue reading Another Certification – CISSP
Enterprise Security or Secure Solution program? While discussing the SANS Top 20 Critical Controls a couple of weeks ago I ran into some confusion with an infosec partner about the number of controls we were talking about. He referred to the Top 25 but I know from my training and certification that there are 20… Continue reading SANS – Confusion in the Top How Many?