What’s are the frictions keeping you from doing “what’s right”? Regret is only useful if it leads to a plan on how to improve.
Confessional: I’ve been coughing and oozey and asleep for the last week and a half, and am hopefully coming around the corner now. I apologize for missing last week. This is the thing about routines, they can be knocked off pretty quick if something goes wrong early in the game. But we’re back now. I actually left the house today! Whee!
Continuing Set Up
We’ve covered so much so fast. You’re not behind, you’re just where you are. Pick something to do.
- If you’re having trouble with all the set up, the coach tool at the Crash Override Network has a great step by step break down for many of the same introductory steps we did here.
- Review the list of OneThing articles so far and pick one to catch up on.
This list will be getting longer, but lets keep it simple while folks are still setting up.
- Updated software recently? Pick a new device to check on today.
- Backups still up and running? When was the last time you made a clean disk image? Here’s a new great article on how to design a backup system.
- Reduce your attack surface: Delete a low quality app from your phone. Delete an account.
- Add a password to your password manager… and delete it from everywhere else.
- Anywhere you could add two factor authentication?
- Double check privacy settings on your phone, social media accounts.
Where do you scan for news? I keep an eye out for recent exploits and breaches that have come to light, new tools, interesting idea’s, etc.
- Mitch Altman has an interview up at Museum of Non-visibleart, both worth checking out
- Happening, well now, the RSA Conference, followable via #RSAC twitter
- Lots of bad advice is getting floated around about border crossings. This 2011 EFF guide seems the most through, but I’ll maintain updates on the border security roundup post.
- I personally found very useful is Matt Mitchell‘s post on how to run a security training. I’m going to run myself through that advice before I start putting dates on the calendar.
- Sarah Jamie Lewis, drops some knowledge on first contact problem, or how to “gain access to a system that protects your privacy in a private fashion?” Newspaper leak systems represent important, but incomplete solutions.
- So much for my favorite pass time of mocking spy procedurals, “ENHANCE!” is going to be a real thing.
- Evil Mad Science Laboratories supplies some of the best kits and supplies out there. Go check out their annual selection of valentines!
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