Security Awareness Blog: Author - lspitzner

Three Simple Steps to Securing Your Home Smart Devices

Editors Note: This blog post is part of Week 04 of #CyberAware month and the #NCSAM Planning Kit. Connected technologies, smart devices, Internet of Things (IoT) - they all mean the same thing. Every day devices that you commonlyuse butare also connected to the Internet. These aredevicessuch as baby monitors, security cameras, thermostats, DVRs, light … Continue reading Three Simple Steps to Securing Your Home Smart Devices


Week 04 #NCSAM: Our Continuously Connected Lives: What's Your "Apptitude"?

Editor's Note: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is hereand we are enablingorganizations to make this most of October. Every Monday this monthwe posta new blog on how to make the most of NCSAM and the NCSAM Planning Kit. The planning kit is everything you need for a successful October, to include daily activities, resources … Continue reading Week 04 #NCSAM: Our Continuously Connected Lives: What's Your "Apptitude"?


What IoT (and Security) Needs to Learn From the DeWalt Mitre Saw

I recently purchased my first power tool ever, a DeWalt Compound Mitre Saw, an intimidating piece of machinery that can not only rip through huge pieces of wood, but potentially chop your hand/arm clean off. As such I was very nervous when I received it, to include reading through the safety manual several times … Continue reading What IoT (and Security) Needs to Learn From the DeWalt Mitre Saw


Week 03 #NCSAM: Recognizing and Countering Cyber Crime

Editor's Note: National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is hereand we are enablingorganizations to make this most of October. Every Monday, we areposting a new blog on how to make the most of NCSAM and the NCSAM Planning Kit. The planning kit is everything you need for a successful October, to include daily activities, resources … Continue reading Week 03 #NCSAM: Recognizing and Countering Cyber Crime


Why Bruce is Wrong About "Fixing" the User

Recently Bruce Schneier posted a blog titled "Security Design: Stop Trying to Fix the User". As usual, Bruce raises some interesting points that are well thought out. What is unusual in this case is I strongly disagree with him. I've known and respected Bruce for over 15 years now (he was one of … Continue reading Why Bruce is Wrong About "Fixing" the User