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The Joys Of Running A Company

Implementing the NIST Special Publication 800-82

Ethan walks you through the NIST Special Publication 800-82's main topics.
Ethan Schmertzler
Ethan Schmertzler
24 February, 20207 min read
Ben Is Helpful

The Key to a Secure Password? Professing Your Undying Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
13 February, 20202 min read
Tales From The Submarine

Rising Fortunes, Falling Iguanas

"I think it is fair to say we observed pent-up demand for sunshine,” said Schmertzler.
Ian Schmertzler
Ian Schmertzler
10 February, 20201 min read
Ben Is Helpful

In the Wake of an Imminent Iranian Cyber-Attack, What Can You Do?

Last Friday, the U.S. assassinated Qasem Soleimani via drone strike, following claims that four American embassies were under possible threat. Since then, tensions have heightened in the region and the promise of a cyberattack on U.S. critical infrastructure is now imminent.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
17 January, 20207 min read
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Refocusing dispel.io

Dispel launched a complete rebuild of https://dispel.io. Dispel's new website features more targeted content and user-friendly changes.
Anton Åberg
Anton Åberg
10 January, 20202 min read
Tales From The Submarine

So What? Why Smart Systems Are Not Selling.

Why are we still hearing people on stage huff and puff about "smart systems", and why aren’t people actually selling “smart” systems? The reason, I would posit, is reaction time.
Ian Schmertzler
Ian Schmertzler
22 October, 20192 min read
I Write Like I Talk

The Mystical Engineering Roadmap

The processes used to create engineering roadmaps are different for companies at different sizes, so allow me to give you a basic rundown of the different moving parts and some strategies
Chris DiLorenzo
Chris DiLorenzo
15 October, 20194 min read
Ben Is Helpful

Of CFATS and Protecting Chemicals of Interest

The purpose of this series is to pick a subset of the “Critical Asset” class of facilities/devices and to dig in on the attached regulatory framework(s) with a direct focus on the elements of the framework related to cybersecurity.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
08 October, 20195 min read
The Joys Of Running A Company

How do you tell if a conference is worth attending?

Conference vendors abound. Running a startup, you'll get plenty of offers from a variety of people plying their trade, promising leads and glory. How do you tell if any of them are actually legitimate and worth your money?
Ethan Schmertzler
Ethan Schmertzler
01 October, 20195 min read
Tales From The Submarine

Seeing The Flowers As Well As The Bull: What is Thought Leadership?

Why do companies pay tens of thousands of dollars to talk on stages at conferences? What you are seeing, when you sit in those sad auditoriums that smell of overcooked chicken and underbrewed coffee, is an arms race in Thought Leadership.
Ian Schmertzler
Ian Schmertzler
24 September, 20191 min read
I Write Like I Talk

Jack Dorsey SIM Swapped

When I woke up this morning, I did not expect to have a hot take opinion on Twitters CEO Jack Dorsey being SIM swapped, allowing the attacker(s) to send several tweets from his account using the text to tweet service. But here we are, apparently.
Chris DiLorenzo
Chris DiLorenzo
04 September, 20195 min read
Ben Is Helpful

Forcing RDP to use TLS Encryption

Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is widely used by system administrators trying to provide remote operators access. In a shocking oversight this connection does not use strong encryption by default. This post will walk through the steps required to force TLS encryption on all RDP connections.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
26 August, 20194 min read