It is a scary world out there. Security does not always require high tech gadgets or living under a rock in fear. All it really takes are some simple common sense steps. With this blog I hope to educate others on how to use simple steps in keeping themselves secure. Additionally, I hope to share knowledge and resources with other security practitioners to help them in building and maintaining viable security awareness programs.

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I have been working in the security field for a number of years. Ever the proverbial “jack of all trades,” I dabble in all the security disciplines (i.e. personnel, physical, antiterrorism, information). I just really like to share information and my passion with others (another reason for the blog).

A little story on why I started this blog.

During a performance review, I was told I need to work on my written communication skills. While my supervisor at the time failed to mention any specifics on how to accomplish this (I guess his communication skills could have used some refining), I looked on my own at ways in improving this skill set. I mean the whole point of a performance evaluation is to take it under consideration and improve, right?

My organization would not pay for any writing training, since the budget was tight due to the economy. I certainly was not going to pay out of my own pocket to torture myself with writing lessons, so I started blogging to torture others...I mean to EDUCATE others. Blogging provides a great way to practice my writing, and tangible evidence to show my boss I took his suggestion seriously. The only way to get better at writing is to keep writing. Plus it was within my price range...FREE! With each post, I improve... well that's the theory. For the record, I blog on my personal time outside of work.


  1. First off, I want to say that I enjoy reading your Blog. Very informative and easy layout.

    I've been given a task that I hope you can help me out with. I am looking for federal policy/guidance that pertains to federal (non-DOD) employees, in regards to security of collateral (non-SCI) areas. In particular, the introduction of wireless devices within collateral areas and the requirement to conduct “end of day checks.” I need something that is similar to what is outlined in the NISPOM, Chapter 5; but verbiage that states that it applies to federal employees and not just contractors.

    I've been trying to find this info all week. I hope you can help.

    Thank you.

  2. Hi. Just found your website. I spent many years in security, lastly at the DOD Security Institute, where I taught a variety of security courses. please email me, I've got data you will be interested in.


  3. Hey, can I get a specific email so I can 'talk' to you. I've got a lot of security stuff, posters, training, SecEd & Awareness, etc.
    Please put a button or something on your home page so I can contact you directly. I've published and spoken at ASIS events on security.