Give them Direction

What’s your goal for your employees? Do they know what those goals are?

Make your directions and guidance SMART:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely (anchored within a Time Frame)

Give them time, tools, and talent

Ask them what they need. They’re professionals, and you should treat them as such.

Give them time to learn the tools they use. They need to master those tools, and they can’t do that if their managers and work load don’t provide ample “maker time.”

Give them time to learn other things to upskill. And don’t make it a lunch-and-learn or make them work overtime. Make it part of their workday. Making it part of their extracurricular activities or taking away from family/friend time only discourages learning.


I”m currently a Cyber Security Analyst, but over the years I’ve been Help Desk, Tech Support, Sysadmin, Cloud admin, and all of it entailing one ore more technologies such as Windows servers and domain administration, VMWare, and Citrix. I’ve also had plenty to do with information security policy creation and maintenance, with experience handling various regulations such as HIPAA and GDPR.

Why another site and service about information security? All along the way I’ve worked in Small-to-Medium businesses (SMB). A tremendous pain point for SMBs has been the lack of affordable resources for important activities such as network maintenance, systems security, and guidance on policy creation.

So much of what’s marketed is aimed at larger corporations who can handle $50K for this tech and $60K for that solution, when the total would spend most, if not all, of the budget, and still would not address the information security issues. When a company is small, and has a small IT/Security/IT/Development team, resources (people, hours, equipment, talent) are slim.

I’d like to help you figure out affordable ways to secure and operate the technology side of your business.