Principle of Least Privilege

What is The Principle of Least Privilege?

The Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) is an important an security concept. It is also known as the principle of minimal privilege or principle of least authority. It promotes restricting permissions to only the minimum level necessary for any given user in a system.

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The CIA Triad

What Is THE CIA Triad?

The CIA Triad is a model for analyzing information security using three major components: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.

A 3-circle Venn Diagram showing the CIA Triad. The Circles each conrtain overlapping sections and represent Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.
Diagram: The CIA Triad

These represent the major objectives (the “Holy Trinity”) of information security efforts. The CIA Triad is essentially a basic map for framing discussion on how threats may affect these three pillars and what measures we can take to uphold them, even when challenged.

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WordPress: How To Stop Unused Language Updates

A screen clipping showing the WordPress toolbar and Dashboard menu, with updates available indicated. An excited nerd emoji has been overlaid.

Do you frequently notice the update indicators in your WordPress interface and hurry over to apply the latest fixes… only to find that the update is actually a only yet another translation update for a language you don’t even use at all?

Clipped screen shot of a WordPress dashboard highlighting the "Update Translations" option in the Updates screen

After a flurry of updates this week for Russian, Romanian and other language packs that don’t impact my use of WP in any way, I decided to check out how to nullify these frequent translation updates. As with many aspects of WordPress, it’s pretty easy and file-based.

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