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Adaptive Password Policies

Adaptive Password Policies

Stanford recently published a new security policy allowing their users to choose length over complexity.  Password complexity has always been the go-to answer for creating secure passwords. Of late, there has been a big push to change that; and for good...

Open Source Enterprise Security

Open Source Enterprise Security

My second presentation at BSides Orlando 2014 was on Open Source Enterprise security solutions. The idea was to present a number of tools to help the struggling small business meet enterprise security objectives.  It’s easy to forget that many (most?)...

Decoding the Air (SDR)

Decoding the Air (SDR)

Last weekend I gave a talk at BSides Orlando on Software Defined Radio. I wanted to do a tutorial on getting started with SDR rather than just showing all the cool stuff you could listen to (that’s what YouTube is for). All-in-all, I think it went well… The...

Know Your Environment! (IFE/EFE)

The cornerstone of any decision making process is to know the environment in which you work. However, “knowing” your environment simply is not enough – in terms of strategic management, anyways. What we need is a way to list these factors, rate them relative to...

A Real SWOT Analysis

A SWOT analysis is a great tool to understand your operating environment. However, misusing this tool can – at best – prove to be useless. This post is a quick introduction to the SWOT, how to use it, and how to get the most out of it! If you’re reading this post,...

Understanding Mission and Vision

The first step to any strategic management (or planning) process is defining the Mission and Vision of your organization. So…what does that mean? Very simple: A mission is what you do, your purpose, the reason you exist. A Vision describes what you want to become, how...

Getting Started in Strategic Management

I think I’ve jumped-the-gun a bit with my posts. I realized that I began discussing advanced applications and tools in the Strategic Management process but never actually defined what strategic management is! Strategic Planning is PART OF Strategic Management Every...

Making Rational Decisions (QSPM)

How do we make decisions? Depending on the size of the company or program, that answer tends to be very involved. Turning the question on me, I would reply with a number of different metrics: Cost, Political issues, technical worthiness, and so on… The problem is that...

About Lee

Dr. Lee Mangold, CISSP is a distinguished cybersecurity expert with over two decades of experience, spanning both government and private sectors. As a thought leader and innovator, he has played a pivotal role in shaping cyber defense strategies and policies, earning numerous accolades for his contributions. Dr. Mangold continues to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through his continued work as a cybersecurity practitioner, educator, speaker, and mentor, ensuring a safer digital future for all.

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