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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scheduled Maintenance

I spent a some time this week on car maintenance. My 1999 Honda Accord with 225,000 miles has never given me any trouble and I credit that to regular maintenance. To help make sure I reach my goal of 300,000 miles, I created regular reminders on my calendar to remind me to perform such tasks as changing the oil and rotating the tires.

A similar reminder can be used to make sure your home computer systems are running as they should. What can be on your calendar reminder? Consider using the Qualys Browser Check plugin each month to make sure each of your browsers and their associated plugins remain updated. Steps on how to use this tool can be found on the STI website

What are you doing regularly to keep your computers running smoothly?


Monday, December 17, 2012

What if Tomorrow Was the Day? - Repost

I recently had my first guest diary published on the SANS Internet Storm Center Diary. I have enjoyed the material on the ISC site for many years and consider it an honor to contribute. I hope this is helpful information that you can use to be better prepared for your next computer security incident.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

SANS Security 566 in Atlanta

I will be leading the SANS Security 566 Implementing and Auditing the Twenty Critical Security Controls - In-Depth course in Atlanta starting February 6, 2013. Mentor style.

You can preview a FREE Preview of this course on the SANS Website. You an also review the 20 Security Controls are listed in detail on the SANS website.

I have personally used the materials from this course to develop and implement a continuous monitoring capability for  several organizations. This course was inspired by the successful work by the US Department of State.

Atlanta Perimeter Hotel and Suites
formerly: W Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA

Meeting Dates:
February 6, 2013 until April 10, 2013

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mentor classes run for 10 weeks, one evening a week for two hours