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I am safe. My data is encrypted. Right?

I am safe. My data is encrypted. Right?

A common misconception is that encryption by itself means the data is secure.  In a previous blog post, we used the door and lock analogy.  Building on that analogy, encryption is like having a lock for your data.  The critical part is making sure...
Is my Air Gapped Computer Safe?

Is my Air Gapped Computer Safe?

I’m going to air gap my computer, so I don’t have to worry about viruses, malware, ransomware, and other security threats. A typical security measure to prevent access to extremely sensitive data is to air gap the machines accessing the data, so the machines are not...
The Broken 80/20 Rule

The Broken 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, states for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Many simplify the principle into “Do the 20% that matters and forget the rest”.  While following that advice may be appropriate at...