Entries by Dan Frye

A Suggested Soft Skills Training Program

The Problem Companies expect employees, especially those in the mid-Manager- and Director-level positions, to be independent thinking, creative resources capable of prioritizing and managing their time to further the goals of the organization. While most employees feel they work hard, and most do, the sad truth is very few have the soft skills necessary to […]

The Cloud Authentication Challenge

Everyone “knows” that one of the largest issues holding back wider adoption of the Cloud is security. How can information that is stored in the Cloud be truly secure? The reason the Cloud is so challenging is that many people, both technical and non-technical, don’t fully understand what technologies they need to make it usable […]

Marketing Security through the KISS Principle

As we know from our own life experiences, at times we need to be sold the idea that we need or desire a product, hence the birth of marketing. For those of us that are security practitioners, we are constantly challenged with finding the right method to get our message out to our organization. Ironically, […]

Yet Another “Good Password” Article

There are a myriad of articles on the web about picking good passwords; just go to Google and type in ‘how to choose a good password’ and you’ll get 127 million hits (seriously). Yet despite that, it amazes me that people still make poor choices when it comes to password strength or choose to use […]

Social Media #FAIL

While most companies are moving or have already moved into the social media space, it is a new venture for most companies as well as their employees. The benefits of social media have been well publicized, so I won’t go into them here, but what have not been well publicized are the risks of using […]

A Different Take on Risk Assessment

First off, this is long winded, bear with me while we cover some foundational concepts first… A few weeks ago, I was asked to present alongside Splunk at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Washington DC as one of their customers and offer a view into how we’re using Splunk. Just having purchased […]