Lack of Resources

The biggest problem that IT departments have nowadays is, lack of resources to deliver on their requirements. A simple solution is to hire more people, but with extremely thin and restrictive IT budgets that might not be an option. Even when you have that budget to hire someone you will need them to have experience…

NIST 800 – 171 3.1.13

Employ cryptographic mechanisms to protect the confidentiality of remote access sessions. What this control is looking for is something that is FIPS Validated or compliant to be used to be wrapped around remote access. FIPS is described here. What this essentially means is that your encryption needs to be one of the kinds listed here.…

IT Cause Analysis Methodology

Cause analysis is often referred to as Root Cause Analysis and is the method of identifying the source of a problem. This method of discovering the source of why something has occurred is detailed here. Root Cause analysis varies slightly when dealing with IT-based issues. We will include IT-based thinking and methods in this document.…