August 21, 2011

Managing a Garden

Since May of this year, we have started a little “Green Grocer” project (as my neighbor likes to call it).  It started out from four (4) seedling […]
July 13, 2011

Where Netflix Went Wrong: Corporate Communications

The good folks at Netflix recently announced a huge price hike for their customers, as they separate their DVD and streaming businesses into distinct product offerings.  If […]
June 29, 2011

Effectively Managing Risk

Despite the significant uptick in information security events on display thus far in 2011, and despite the diversity and caliber of organizations that are being breached, […]
June 9, 2011

To Disclose or not to Disclose

…that is the question. Every time a software vendor experiences a vulnerability or releases patches for a serious security issue, the debate about Full Disclosure or […]
May 31, 2011

Just ask Sony…

Why should you take your organization’s information security posture seriously? Just ask Sony.  It has been estimated that Sony will spend more than $170 million dollars due to […]
May 3, 2011

Managing Technology-based Risks

Risks exist. You would think that this is so obvious as to not need saying, but too many people appear to operate as though downplaying or […]
April 29, 2011

Reactive Security: Feel the pain in 2011+

We are only one third of the way into 2011, but we have had some of the largest information security breaches of the decade – and […]
March 31, 2011

Maintaining Good Security Practices

Security is not just a state of being. We are often called to provide an assessment about our present security posture, and usually, the person asking […]
February 15, 2011

Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint – Part 2

Last time, I mentioned that inadequate planning is one of the key reasons why your new technology purchase might prove to be disappointing.  This is true […]
January 31, 2011

Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint

Technology continues to provide many benefits for individuals and businesses, and our increasing dependence upon it is a testament to its overall usefulness.  Each day, many, […]
January 27, 2011

UltraTech Knowledgebase Table of Contents

UltraTech Knowledgebase Table of Contents Last Updated: 27 Jan 2011 (Prior Update: 16 Sep 2007) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** PLEASE NOTE: Link(s), If Provided, May Be Wrapped *** […]
December 8, 2010

The Dangers of Consolidation

It has been said that technology in general, and automation in particular, simply make it easier for humans to propagate errors much faster than they could […]
August 1, 2006

More CommunityServer fun…

Well, a second beta is available for CommunityServer version 2.1, and it’s looking very good.   I’m running it on my internal server at home, but I haven’t upgraded […]
August 2, 2006

Apple releases new patches for 26 security flaws across its product line

On August 1st, Apple Computer released Security Update 2006-004 to fix 26 security flaws, some of them with high exploit potential, in their product line. Here is a […]
August 2, 2006

Digital eEye releases new tools and website

The folks from Digital eEye (of Retina fame) have announced a new websiteand the release of some previously internal-only security research tools. A summary of the announcement that Marc Maiffret posted to […]
August 2, 2006

Realtor Horror Story

It is incredibly annoying to have to endure incompetence or even malfeasance during one of the most stressful endeavors that one can undertake in life — […]
August 2, 2006

MPAA miscalculation?

I’m not looking to get into a discussion about piracy or anti-piracy at this time, but as I was reading the MotleyFool this morning, I came across […]
August 3, 2006

Black Hat Briefings: NAC solutions vulnerable to attack

Network World is reporting that various NAC solutions vulnerable to attackbased on a presentation at this year’s Black Hat Conference. A snippet of the report from the link […]
August 4, 2006

Patch Day August 2006: 12 Vulnerabilities to be Patched

Microsoft has announced that there will be approximately 12 vulnerabilities patched starting on August 8th, aka Patch Day. 10 of these are Windows vulnerabilities, and 2 of them […]
August 4, 2006

Apple Might Have to Restate Earnings…

According to the story posted at eWeek, Apple Computer is likely to restate earnings because they’ve uncovered some more accounting irregularities.  They’ve even suggested that any reports they’ve […]
August 9, 2006

Fun with Website Upgrades (Community Server)

There’s a reason why you shouldn’t generally perform website upgrades in the middle of the night, when sleep is calling you. The good folks over at Telligent surprised […]
August 10, 2006

Choosing the right editor for Community Server

My Favorite CS Editor Maybe it’s just me, but although there are certain things I like about the tinyMCEeditor that’s now the standard in Community Server 2.1 (such as […]
August 13, 2006

Automating SiteMap Generation

This whole issue of generating Google Sitemaps is not as straightforward as I thought it would be.   More precisely, there are more complications than expected for my Commmunity Server-based […]
August 14, 2006

Blogging, Blogging Everywhere

Microsoft has just released a beta of their new Blogging Tool that will work with Windows Live and any of the popular blogging services.  So far, Windows Live Writer […]