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Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Brave, New World…

I have not kept up with my writing as much as I would have liked, and I thought maybe with a world changing pandemic I would finally find the time. Well a few months into social distancing and I am just now sitting down to write. #covidlife

It seems like a long time ago, but it was just March when I had my wings clipped and was no longer traveling. At the time admittedly I didn’t think it would be too long until I was back in the air and to business as usual. Now I see that we will won’t be going back to “usual”. It is good though, because we can find a better way to move forward and not rely on doing things a certain way “because that is how it has always been done.”

There have been many blogs and write-ups on how to work in our new, fully remote environments. We weren’t great at defending our networks when they were within our walls. Just looking at all of the breaches we’ve suffered tells us that much. How were we going to handle going remote?

Well, luckily George at Splunk put together a nice list of things we can do today to help protect our workers and our organizations while we adjust to this brave, new world of work. From monitoring our endpoints, to monitoring who is moving data they shouldn’t, it is a good guide for those that are looking for something that they can start doing today.

Dark Reading also put out an article on patching in a pandemic. Many of the ideas, like making sure you have a solid asset inventory, and patch prioritization are things that I think we should have been doing before we were thrust into this remote world world. Sadly, I think this has shown many that the IT Emperor had no clothes, and we are being forced to change our behavior and really start protecting our orgs because the light has been shined on us.

As we all work together on this journey, let’s remember that this is a trying time for everyone. So be kind, be safe, and Hack the Planet!

posted by holliday at 4:23 pm  

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