July 13, 2006

Forrester Research on Blogging Tools

Forrester Research has recently completed a study on Blogging tools, where they rated products such as WordPress, TypePad and CommunityServer. CommunityServer came away with a decent rating, with the only complaint […]
July 12, 2006

Comparing Software Stacks: OpenSource vs .NET

Recently, eWeek conducted a comparison of software stacks: OpenSource software running on Linux, vs Microsoft’s .NET combination.   They also tested PHP, Apache and MySQL running on […]
July 12, 2006

Camp Meeting with Chaplain Barry C. Black

This past Saturday (July 8th), the family and I had the extreme pleasure of hearing Chaplain Barry C. Black preach at the Allegheny East Conference Camp Meeting which was held in […]
July 11, 2006

Net Neutrality and Information Security

There’s a very interesting article up on SANS Internet Storm Centerconcerning the security implications of the proposed Net Neutrality legislation that is being discussed ardently in some […]
July 10, 2006

Playing in the sandbox

I’ve been testing out a new utility (new to me, at least) at home called Sandboxie. It’s basically a tool that allows you to run various applications in an […]
July 10, 2006

New Features are on the way…

I can hardly wait for the new release of Community Server — version 2.1. According to the CS Monthly Bulletin, it is expected sometime toward the end […]
July 9, 2006

Adventures in Wireless Media Entertainment

I just upgraded to v0.9.56.2 of TVersity which manages the content for my wireless media player.  Around Christmas 2005, I finally obtained a wireless media player, the D-Link DSM-320. I guess […]
July 9, 2006

Flexing some Community Server Muscles

This is just a short post to test out the ability to cross-blog.  I’m going to be able to save lots of time by posting blogs […]
July 7, 2006

Teen struck by lightning…

He’s extremely lucky to be alive, although he probably doesn’t feel like that right now.   Apparently, the storm was a bit closer than he first believed. […]
July 7, 2006

Blogging with Community Server

I have to admit that I am having lots of fun with this site make-over.     Yeah, yeah, let’s not talk about how long overdue it was.  […]
July 5, 2006

Avoid Symantec appliances, says Gartner

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2159677/gartner-advises-avoiding Companies should avoid investing in Symantec‘s network security appliances, and should evaluate offerings from other vendors, Gartner has warned. The analyst firm said that it issued the warning […]
July 5, 2006

RSA is headed to the EMC stable…

RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1197226,00.html?track=NL-118&ad=557474 Following a slew of rumors, storage giant EMC Corp. confirmed late Thursday that it will acquire RSA […]
August 14, 2012

Securing Your Storage – Part 1

If you’re going to make use of cloud-based storage, it is a good idea to ensure that you keep it secure.  Unless you are absolutely, positively […]
September 21, 2012

Why We Have No Online Privacy

Earlier today, as I read a very self-serving article lamenting how online growth will be killed due to impending “Do Not Track” legislation, it became very clear to me […]
November 30, 2012

Job Hunting: It’s All About Relationships

Earlier this week, I read an article about unemployment and the struggles of those coming out of college and graduate school who are seeking jobs. A […]
December 31, 2012

Get Real with Information Security

In 2012, the writers of malware and the attackers of networks were very busy, using both social engineering and increased technical sophistication to fuel an increased […]
January 18, 2013

Reading Between the Lines of Breach Notifications

Back in September 2012, I wrote two articles for Point2Security on how to effectively handle breach notifications: The Who of Post-Breach Communication Post-Breach Communication: The Importance […]
January 21, 2013

The Futility of Blaming IT

In recent years, it has become popular sport to blame information technology (IT) departments and IT leaders for failures – real or imagined – which adversely […]
February 28, 2013

Wise Security Investment Approaches

A holistic approach to information security needs to address a corporate strategy for buying or building solutions. Such a strategy will have an impact on how […]
April 5, 2013

Enhancing My WLAN with a Meraki MR12

I finally got a chance to deploy a Meraki MR12 wireless access point. These are some sweet devices.  I wasn’t that happy with the PoE brick that […]
April 30, 2013

Dueling Business Mindsets

If there is one lesson that technologists need to understand in order to be successful, it’s that business is ultimately more about people than about processor technology.  At the end […]
May 8, 2013

A look at Microsoft’s SIR v14

So…. I finally had a chance to finish reading the latest full edition of Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. There’s a lot of really good info in […]
June 27, 2013

Looking forward to Windows Server 2012 R2

I was just reading the ComputerWorld article on some upcoming features of Windows Server 2012 R2, and I see some really intriguing improvements: In Windows Server 2012 […]
February 10, 2014

Automating Android

One of the cool things about the Android platform are the number of tools available for really extensive automation. So far, I have used the following […]