April 27, 2018
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Software Updates – FileHash.exe

An update to FileHash.exe has been released as of April 18, 2018. 2018-04-18 — Version 2.3.0.430 Recent updates include the following: Added the -u (-summary) option […]
March 4, 2018

Virtual Credit Card Numbers

If your bank supports it, you would do well to consider Virtual Credit Card numbers for online purchases. I was looking around for some good articles […]
October 17, 2017

Not the best week for security protocols and technologies

The past few days have not been particularly good ones for the technology community.  First, we learned that the increasingly fragile WPA2 protocol has some glaring […]
September 25, 2017

Whose data is it, anyway?

It’s not just that we are experiencing big firms getting breached due to sheer negligence, but that no one is going to do anything about it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 1, 2006

Taking Information Security Seriously at Home

It is very easy to become complacent with Information Security on a home computer or network, even for those who would otherwise preach IT Security in […]
September 4, 2006

A Cost-Effective Infrastructure Deployment Strategy

Over the past few days, I have seen at least two posts or articles on a subject I’ve been meaning to write about for quite some time, […]
September 11, 2006

Is privacy on the Internet a dead concept?

There is no universal standard of what the acceptable boundaries of privacy are.  The European Union tends to have a more stringent view of what constitutes personal […]
September 25, 2006

What I’m Reading This Month…

I should have mentioned this earlier, because I’ve been reading it for most of the month, but as I mentioned previously, things have been crazy busy for […]
September 27, 2006

PowerShell RC2 is available…

Sort of. Perhaps, within a couple of hours it will really be available, but right now, all I can point you to is a link from Microsoft that […]
October 3, 2006

A different approach to deterrence

I have to say that I find the view offered by Ted Koppel on the issue of Iran and nuclear power rather intriguing.  You have to wonder how […]
October 3, 2006

IT Security Confidence

I just finished reading a pretty decent CIO Insight article (with lots of research links) on the state of IT Security at a Corporate level.  It ends with the […]
October 3, 2006

Security: Product vs People and Process

One of the hardest concepts to emphasize concerning Information Security is that people and processes are more critical to your overall security posture than products are.   […]
October 6, 2006

Vista vs the Security Vendors

Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a […]
October 18, 2006

Oracle’s Patch Updates

October 2006 is going to be a major month for Oracle.  First, the database and middleware powerhouse has made some significant changes to its patch management process. Secondly, […]
October 18, 2006

Microsoft makes Vista concessions

Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I […]
October 19, 2006

Apple Just Doesn’t Get It…

On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a […]