Security+ Journey – Functional Types of Controls

Security controls are put in place ultimately to mitigate and minimize risk for an organization. As covered in a previous post, there are three main categories of security contols. To recap, these categories are technical (logical), operational (physical), and managerial (administrative). While these categories give us an idea of the high level characteristics of theContinue reading “Security+ Journey – Functional Types of Controls”

Security+ Journey – Control Categories

Large concepts within information security are understanding what protections/controls we should have in place and then the actual processes of implementing those controls. The reason we have security controls can point back to the concept of the CIA Triad. To keep our organizations safe and healthy from an information security perspective, we should ensure thatContinue reading “Security+ Journey – Control Categories”

Security+ Journey – Five Info Sec Functions

Something that I really appreciate when learning something new or working with a new technology is a clearly defined concept. When learning basic cloud concepts as part of my Cloud Essentials+ journey, I relied on the definitions from NIST to set the groundwork of my understanding of cloud computing characteristics. Well, NIST was there forContinue reading “Security+ Journey – Five Info Sec Functions”

Security+ Journey – CIA Triad

As with dealing with practically any task, project, or initiative, having a set of guidelines to assist us toward our goals can be very important and beneficial. Information security is no different. Just looking at and thinking about the words information security can be a bit daunting and overwhelming. Where do we even start whenContinue reading “Security+ Journey – CIA Triad”

Security+ Journey – The Beginning

From a learning an growth perspective, I have decided (at least for now) to lean more toward “going wide” than “going deep/narrow” in facets of information technology. I have enjoyed changing things up and broadening my knowledge and skillsets. Especially for the role that I am in currently, it makes sense to gain at leastContinue reading “Security+ Journey – The Beginning”