Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present to the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association on a panel with the FBI, the CIS from University of Oregon, and a lawyer. I've heard the guy from the FBI speak before and it's always enjoyable, but as I was listening to him this time I realiz...

03.12.20 03:14 PM - Comment(s)

In construction, a firewall is a wall in a building that prevents a fire from spreading to other parts of a building. These are super important and help protect people when a building is on fire so they can escape before the whole building burns up. 

In the cyber world, a firewall h...

02.17.20 11:01 AM - Comment(s)

If you're like most of the people I run into, they're often asking "Do I need a VPN?" They've seen some ad from a VPN provider and are convinced they need it. But what is a VPN? For the sake of this conversation, we'll be talking about VPN's you would setup on your computer, not ones from ...

01.20.20 11:25 AM - Comment(s)

A lot of people come up to me and ask me "Do I need a VPN?" and I always respond the same way: "Maybe."

So let's dive a little deeper, and see when it makes sense to deploy a VPN. If you haven't already read our blog on what a VPN is, please do so here:


01.20.20 11:24 AM - Comment(s)

It's a new year and it's a time for setting resolutions to become a better person. Here's one for ya: help your grandma get a better cyber-security posture. Hopefully these steps are so easy she can teach herself, but she may need your assistance. Unfortunately, the elderly are often targets for spa...

01.06.20 07:53 AM - Comment(s)