Archive for April, 2016

Free Cyber Security Short Course

Lately, I have found myself very interested in cyber security. Looking for resources, I discovered Heimdal Security’s Cyber Security Course for Beginners.

Every couple of days they send a new lesson (more like a highly informative email) on a cyber security topic. The topics range from basic vocabulary to selecting a AV software.

Although not the most technical or advanced introduction to the topic, seems to provide a nice introduction for non-techs interested in the topic. It would be just about perfect for your grandma.

Normally when I agree (reluctantly) to have things sent to my email, I am disappointed. Usually it is “spammy crapola” of little value. The experience ends with me unsubscribing. This has been different, I have enjoyed getting the email lessons every two days.

Disclosures: Heimdal Security does sell products. The email lessons have not pitched their products, but have offered a variety of security solutions and tools — many of them free and available online. In 7 lessons there has been only 1 or 2 links to their products. So, nothing to spammy and sleazy! Just good information.



At the Crossroads

Personally, I feel as if I am ¬†at the crossroads, both personally and professionally. Having undergone some very intense personal life changes — Divorce. It feels good to say the “D word,” I have been avoiding saying it and now it is on the internet (even if tucked away on a blog no one reads). This is a big change in life and also a great opportunity on a few different levels.

Professionally, my current position is becoming out-of-sync with my values and ideas. Even though the check clears, it makes it a little tougher each day. Over time, it has become less rewarding and more of a struggle. I don’t want to exactly jump out of bed and run their in the morning excited to get started.

Both personally and professionally, it is time to start “value-syncing.” If you “value-syncing” becomes a thing, you heard it here first, unless of course you heard it elsewhere first!

At the crossroads, choice made.

For your listening enjoy Robert Johnson, “Crossroads.”

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