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Cybersecurity Includes Physical Security

When many people think of Cybersecurity professionals they often think about the technical aspect of the job. They do not always realize that we are also trained in physical security. Preventing unauthorized access is a crucial part of our job. It does not matter if this unauthorized access is to a computer system or to a facility. It is also part of our responsibility to look out for the safety of individuals that work for the organizations consult for. This blog will be the first in a series of posts that relate to various components to physical security that fall within the realm of Cybersecurity. Physical Access - Deterrence Preventing unauthorized access to a facility is something that all Cybersecurity professionals should be aware of. The first step to securing an organization's physical location is deterrence. Make...

What Sensitive Information is On Your Computer?

I have been working in the field of cybersecurity for close to a decade now. I love my job. I help protect organizations from a variety of threats. I work with large corporations, small business and even non-profits. Over the course of my time in the field I have seen cyber attacks become more and more prevalent. That is why it is so important for the people in charge of their organization to understand exactly what it is they store within their computers. As a cybersecurity consultant it is my job to perform risk assessments. This is a tedious but necessary task. The first thing I do when I walk into an organization is interview the individuals that are in charge. This is a great first step to understand what the organization does but it does...