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October 2018

My Trip To Phnom Penh Cambodia

I just came back from a trip to Phnom Penh and I have to say it was one amazing trip. I started off with visiting the Tuol Sleng genocide museum, and maybe I should’ve saved that for last as the thrills run through your spine when you listen to the audio tapes they provide you with at the entrance. That’s some serious shit so to say and its hard not to think about it for the remaining of your holiday. I suppose most people heavily underestimate that.

After that, I visited the so-called jail museum and the conditions the people lived in there are the worst you can imagine. When being there I saw tons of street kids begging for a couple thousand real (the local currency). I’m never sure to give or not as they are probably being hawked by their parents or worst but I can’t stop myself from giving.

Then it was time to return to the city, it’s about a 30-minute drive by a tuk-tuk and there you can clearly see the difference between poor and rich. They have this huge Naga casino world with all the luxuries you can imagine, well-paved roads, and what not really. It was obviously bloody hot as well so I went back to my hotel for a quick shower before going to the shopping mall and some other random sightseeing.

The mall was huge so I had a hard time finding my way back out, obviously, I took the wrong exit and saw a small street that I thought was just a small street, but apparently not. A security guy approached me in plainclothes and said I couldn’t walk there, and I was like who are you so I just ignored him. It’s not like he was wearing an ID tag or anything like that. The situation almost escalated and afterward, I couldn’t stop thinking why they didn’t just order some online at a site like https://www.easyidcards.com/ – it’s really not that hard and it’s not expensive either, not that the mall wouldn’t be able to afford it but well.

Night came up and I decided it was time for dinner, the hypocrite as I am going to Naga World to order a big steak which was excellent while still affordable at only 30 dollars, and it was absolutely delicious. They sure know how to cook over there.

Later in the evening I did some bar hopping and was quite impressed by what Phnom Penh has to offer. Definitely worth a return visit to explore the North of the country, think of Siem Reap, or Sihanoukville in the south, though I heard that’s a bit of a sleazy though beautiful place.

If you like to read more travel reports make sure to revisit this site. My next plan is to make a visa run in Laos in a couple of months from now so subscribe to the newsletter and I’ll update you as soon as I’m back. Have a good one!

Make Your Business a More Secure Place

There are a lot of things you can do to improve the security around your company. In this article we are going to discuss a couple of them to see how useful they really are, so without further ado, let’s get things thing started.

Know Your Data

Before you get started you need to label your data, as in sensitive, confidential, and a bunch of other labels you might want to assign to it. Once you know which data requires more security than others you can take additional measures like setting up firewalls to prevent this data being compromised.

Managing of Passwords

Your password is your entry into the system so needless to say these need to be secured in the best way possible. I recommend you use a certain type of encryption and store them in a password protected folder. You can also write them down and save them in a safe, since cryptocurrencies became a thing many people started to do just that. Let’s just hope they won’t rob your bank.

Train Your Staff

Hired employees can get rather sloppy with sensitive data, simply because they might not realize how sensitive it really is so spend a day, say twice a year, on educating your staff so that they are well aware of the do’s and do not’s around your business. If you don’t tell them who will?

Prepare for The Worst

Sometimes it’s time to actually hire a security agency to assist you with this as you might not realize how clever certain hackers are. Sure we all read stories about the FBI getting breached but why would such hacker choose you? Well, it’s not that simple, this FBI hacker might just be a hobby guy to see if he can pull it off or accidentally ran into an exploit. If there’s anything to get from your business they will dig a lot deeper and there’s a good chance your security gets breached without the help of experts.

Employee Identification

You might not have thought of this one but the easiest way to get into someone’s network is by simply plugging in a USB stick in a computer connected to your local network. You could get ID cards for your staffand doors locked with a security code so that intruders have no way of getting in. A closed circuit camera system is no unnecessity either as it could easily be your delivery man. I mean who knows what they do in their spare time.

Update Your Software

This should be the most obvious one of course but there are still ten thousands of companies running on an older version of Windows, Office, you name it, and those are ideal for hackers to target. Look at that situation that we had last time where hackers software was stolen from the FBI, whole school systems and sub-governments went down due to that breach. Easy as that.

Use The Cloud

Although its not 100% risk free, and definitely not an option to store highly sensitive data that you’d rather store offline, the cloud can still be a good place to store less sensitive data, the companies that provide those solutions make it secure for you. Especially useful for small businesses that don’t know where to start or that don’t have a large enough budget to hire security experts themselves.

I hope this article gave you some food for thought, and I would love to hear your opinion to make a company more secure in the comments below. Happy bug hunting!