Entries by Joseph Kurfehs

How Do You Define Success for a Cyber Security Team?

Is it risk reduction? Training employees? Fighting back against targeted attacks? The easy answer to this question is to build a comprehensive and mature Security Program. The difficult part is identifying every critical component that make this a success. Remembering that any security program is only as strong as the weakest link, you must build […]

Q&A On Reconstructing Data After a Disaster

I was recently asked about best practices for a business to reconstruct its data after a disaster by John Edwards, TechTarget. John included my tip noting that once a disaster involving data loss is identified, you must act fast to preserve your environment to prevent further damage, and to protect the archived data itself. Here […]

Data Protection and GDPR

Do you know how your data is being used? The most important thing an individual can do to understand how their data is used is to limit the information they provide. People by nature desire to be helpful. They click and respond quickly without a thought. Stop and think before you click. If all of […]

Cyber Security Trends and Predictions for 2018

I was recently asked my thoughts about cyber security trends for the coming year. Here are a few of my predictions: GDPR requirements will expose data handling issues that greatly exceed expert predictions. Tools will be developed to automate the encapsulation of discovered data into secure cloud based environments.  This will address security and data […]