Tag Archives: Security

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Securing Your Small Office Systems

A consulting client recently called me about securing data in their small business office.  They are extremely secure already, including data encryption, encrypted offsite backup, locked cabinets and locked data rooms, system account controls and audits, layered authorization, and job separation.  Yet they asked a great question – what else can I do to enhance … Continue reading Securing Your Small Office Systems

CompTIA Security+ An Approach Toward Physical Security

For many IT professionals, Security+ is their first exposure to planning facility security.   Comprehensive, layered security is always the best solution. With unlimited resources you can place cameras everywhere, key or card access systems at every door, signage throughout a facility, frequent training and user education, security guards, secured guest and public meeting areas, or … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ An Approach Toward Physical Security

CompTIA Series: Security Access Models

This blog provides clarifying information related to Security Access Models found on the CompTIA A+ Security+ exams.  Allow me to recap my goal with this series: Although CompTIA exams are heavily based upon the published exam objectives, CompTIA tends to expand target material by exposing candidates to potential content on their certification exams. Although such … Continue reading CompTIA Series: Security Access Models

CompTIA Series: Risk Analysis Calculations

This blog provides clarifying information related to IPSec as found on the Security+ exams. Allow me to recap my goal with this series: Although CompTIA exams are heavily based upon the published exam objectives, CompTIA tends to expand target material by exposing candidates to potential content on their certification exams. Although such questions are not … Continue reading CompTIA Series: Risk Analysis Calculations

Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)

Our instructors just received Lenovo Touch screen laptops. Complete with all of the trial software that a person could want. Probably more. Amongst the several dozen free (well at least for a 30 to 90 day trial period) applications is a well know anti-virus solution. The AV offering is one of the top four on the … Continue reading Windows 8/8.1: I want Windows Defender! (Not the “free” AV solution)