Security conversations often revolve around outwardly-facing edge technologies like firewalls and IDS. These help harden the shell against external threats, but internal threats are just as dangerous. Data is what attackers want, which is why it's just as important to be vigilant about security inside the perimeter.
Constant technological progress means that IT Security is always evolving to keep up. The recent release of NIST SP 800-53a (rev 5) is a reminder of this. Staying current with security policy is tiring, but keeping up with it (and keeping ahead of the attacks that are evolving is just as fast) is essential.
The amount of unsecured internet-connected devices that are crawling around our homes (sometimes literally) has been on the rise for years. The latest Amazon Echo hack reminds us that these devices are powerful tools that cannot, and should not, be blindly trusted on our home networks.
Welcome to the new and improved hayner.net. Over the coming weeks and months I will be adding new content and functionality, as well as transplanting old content that's currently housed all over the internet. For now I hope you will bear with me as we get going. Stay tuned!
This site was created using a static website creator called "Hugo." I am not what one would call a web developer, so a tool like this is really useful to me. (I'm looking forward to discovering all of the new and exciting ways I can find to break it going forward!)
The thought of learning new things can be daunting at any point in our lives. This is doubly true in technology, where learning new things often means leaving behind old and familiar concepts and workflows. In reality, though, what we already know can help us learn faster (and better)- so long as we trust ourselves.