Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year, New Opportunites

With this new year, come new challenges and new opportunities. I realize that as a person. company, etc. that you can choose to start over whenever you like, but each January provides us with a "built-in" push to try new things, take new risks, etc.

What are you going to do differently this year......career wise? ...education wise? ...security wise?

This year, take the time and resolve to think more securely. How does one do that?
  1. Stay informed on news, issues and threats by subscribing to Twitter feeds, reading blogs, subscribing to mailing lists, etc.
  2. Think like an attacker. Look at your company/network like an attacker would. What is sitting out there like low hanging fruit? Where would you begin when looking at your company or network? What systems or employees are vulnerable to manipulation? Mitigate those issues now while you can
  3. Don't ignore social media and OSInt (Open Source Intelligence). There is a plethora of information that is available even if you think that your information is secure. Also, are you open to Facebook/LinkedIn profile cloning? Do you check for something like that?
  4. What else is there? The above three things are far from an exhaustive list. What else can be done?
Yes, there will be things that bit us in the but. There is always something that we could've done better, but purposing it in our minds to be better about security will go a long way towards giving you an edge.

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