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This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
28
Sep
2018

Unconventional Automation: Ansible for FedRAMP

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Ansible today is more powerful than it has ever been. Over the past few years it has taken the IT automation world by storm. For sure there are other automation technologies that are ‘better’ or more ‘performant’ within certain niches. But as a general-purpose, one-size-fits-most automation solution, Ansible is the dominant technology. One area where Ansible

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26
Sep
2018

VMware Provisioning and Automation with Ansible

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All, in just a week I am going to be at AnsibleFest in Austin, TX to give a talk and see what others are doing. As part of Fest this year, Ansible wants people to share their automation stories. I wanted to give a quick look at mine as a way of introducing the VMWare

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20
Sep
2018

Insider Threat Mitigation – Just Players in a Risk Management Game

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Let’s meet some actors in this game, shall we?  First, we have Roger, who is angry that his peers have gotten promoted over him and he received a paltry bonus this year.  Roger decided to reset production server accounts to a password only he knows, cover his tracks, and proclaim ignorance when a severe incident

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06
Sep
2018

Social Engineering Part 3: Phishing

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If you survey your co-workers, chances are high you will find they have received a phishing email at some point. It’s not surprising since phishing is the number one cause of breaches in the world, with an average of more than 46,000 new phishing sites created per day, or nearly 1.5 million each month (Webroot

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26
Aug
2018

MindPoint Group Achieving Diversity Without Mandate…What’s in the Secret Sauce?

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Frequently stated, not often enough repeated, “Diversity is an action, inclusivity is a culture, and belonging is a feeling” (Forbes, 2017). Earlier this year, MindPoint Group (MPG) sponsored a group of employees, including myself, to attend the 5th Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit. During the conference, I remember feeling chills run through my body as

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