Paola Garcia Cardenas


Sharing some of my personal experiences, projects and
tips on technologies I like to work with.


U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Compliance Part II: FIPS 200

FIPS PUB 200 is one of nine series of computer system security standards for the U.S Government. It is important to note that both, FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 are mandatory security standards required by FISMA.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)

U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Compliance Part II: CSF

If you are just getting started in Cybersecurity, regardless of your organization size, this is one of the first frameworks I would recommend to start with.

U.S. Federal Cybersecurity Compliance

What You Need to Know About Important NIST Frameworks, Standards, and Security Controls

If you have been hearing the word “cybersecurity” 10x more often than you used to, this is no surprise. Let's take a look at NIST frameworks, standards, and security controls to keep in mind when working for the U.S. Federal Government.

Running in Kenya: A Runner's Dream Come True

A recount of my experience traveling to Iten, Kenya (The Home of Champions) for a week full of running at high altitude, where some of the most notable runners in the world choose to train.

Why I Run

This year is going to be New York City's Marathon 50th Anniversary. I never thought I'd run a marathon in my life, but things have changed. Here's my story on why I run...