How Replacing My Roof Mirrored Information Security – Part 4

Baby Steps In security we often want to boil the ocean! Rebuilding a roof is a series of small steps. Each one significant and built upon on the other. First the rafters, eaves, and fascia. Then the plywood and flashing. Afterwards paper and then finally the shingles. Each one building on the other. Each one…

How Replacing My Roof Mirrored Information Security – Part 3

Measure Twice, Cut Once! Yes folks... This. Is. So. True. I saw 21.5" but actually measured 20.5"! Blame fatigue, blurry lines, lack of coffee, whatever... if I would have taken an extra second to double check my measurements I would have had a good piece of wood and not an addition to the scrap pile. When pushing your security…

How Replacing My Roof Mirrored Information Security – Part 2

Gaps are OK, As Long As You Have Compensating Controls Gaps in your roof can be concerning. To an untrained eye, that gap is a BIG problem. Could water get in there? Shouldn't it be tightly connected? What if...? Alone in a vacuum... IT IS! However, with patience, wisdom, and experience we understand that gaps can be…

How Replacing My Roof Mirrored Information Security – Part 1

Friends are great, but they'll only get you so far I had a hard time getting my project off the ground. First I needed to demo the existing roof. Tried it myself and found it to be a little arduous with no end in sight. Didn’t help I didn’t have the right tools either. After…