The holidays are a wonderful time full of friends, family and the wonderful, delicious food and drinks of the holiday season. Gone are the days however, when I would overindulge in these foods just because they were there, and forgo physical activity. After I made the commitment to myself and to my family to finally get healthy, I now realize that I can enjoy the best foods and drinks of the season, as long as it’s in moderation. Here are a few tips that I have learned through my journey and would like to pass along. [Read more…]
After reviewing the SANS IR 2014 Survey, one thing was clearly absent and that is TEAM. I find that the most effective IR teams train as a team not as individuals and then expect to work as a team. I do not suspect that the Pittsburgh Steelers train individually and then come together on game day and expect to win. There is a robust and comprehensive solution to accomplish this, if you want to learn how to have your IR Team train and RESPOND as a team, contact me.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
Wouldn’t you say that relationships are one of, if not the most important building blocks of life? They affect everything from our personal to business relationships and can determine our accomplishments throughout life. One of the biggest mistakes that people seem to make is wondering what others can do for them. Instead, we need to focus on what we can do to help others – the key to building winning relationships. [Read more…]
OMG!!! Through Nov 3, 2014 there have been a 644 REPORTED breaches that equates to 78,161,407 records exposed. You need to understand that almost half of these reported breaches DO NOT KNOW the number of records exposed so the damage is far greater. This is a comprehensive document with summaries and full details. I encourage you to continue to use this reference as you see fit for your overall security program.
Risky Business #30
I bought a hammer and a can of paint – HACKED. I bought a pair of slippers – HACKED. I had dinner with my family at our favorite fancy Chinese restaurant – HACKED. I was tired during a business trip and I decided to stay over in a nice cozy room – HACKED. And now, can it be true? I went for a medium soft serve ice cream cone – HACKED. And just before the release of the movie ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ is he a CISO? Review the recent data on reported breaches – the numbers continue to rise like a thermometer in the mouth of a sick child.
Motivation is a key element in our daily lives; what drives us, influences us, and keeps us going. Without motivation, we would never be able to accomplish everything we want to do in life. It is no different in the business world. Motivation keeps employees focused and driven towards reaching goals, resulting in a thriving business. This is where motivational speakers can help breathe fresh life into your company and employees. Here are few ways:
Inspiration and Drive
One of the biggest reasons to hire a motivational speaker is to give employees a fresh perspective, inspire them and boost overall morale. As people, we all have the intrinsic need to hear that we are doing a good job, that we are valued and that what we do matters. Sometimes, a well delivered inspirational speech can be all that is needed to jumpstart positivity and productivity. Motivational speakers may also provide inspiration from their own life experiences, relating that to the employees and the company’s goals. [Read more…]
Risky Business News Flash # 29
Do you believe that the human is the weakest link in your security investments? Do you believe that you have built a culture that understands APT and what to do when they come across it? Take a look at this one pager and see if your company is in need of assistance. According to this study, the majority of you reading this actually are in need of assistance. If you have a security 911, please reach out for help and contact me.
So you have taken the first step and decided that now is the time to lose weight and get healthy. Good for you! Now comes one of the most important aspects of your journey – goal setting. Setting goals is important for everything you want to succeed in in life, and weight loss is no exception. Setting the proper goal weight loss goals can mean the difference between your success and failure, so they need to be realistic and achievable to keep you motivated. So how can you choose the proper goals to challenge you, while still making sure they are attainable?
Follow Zig Ziglar’s 8 Action Steps:
Zig Ziglar created 8 actions steps as a part of his goal setting system. If weight loss, or living a healthier lifestyle is now one of your major goals, this system will help you achieve it. Maybe you want to achieve weight loss, lower your blood pressure or cholesterol, or maybe you want to get the whole family involved. Following these action steps will help you clearly identify specific goals and a plan of action for reaching them (this formula will help you with goal setting for all aspects of your life as well). A free resource with all 8 action steps, and [Read more…]
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Connie Pheiff, Queen of the Ask, for the Marketing Masters Radio Show. I was the featured guest and shared the strategies that I use for growing business through service, not sales. In this interview you can learn how goal setting and achievement helps to develop and build the best you. And why building-winning relationships will lead to personal and professional success. [Read more…]
Risky Business News Flash # 28
Thought leadership is critical to develop our industry and I want to share with you one such document created by the team at Aujas and Palamida on the topic of application security and the use of open source. Open source is not the risk, undocumented open source is. I invite you to read this paper and share with the community at large. If you require assistance in this area just let me know.