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 […]
November 9, 2010

Fun with Verizon Customer Service

Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one […]
October 31, 2010

Passing the Firewall Torch

p Policy, but that’s a tale for another time…) The second problem was a little trickier, however.  The WAN port on my NS-5XT was only 10Mbit/s.   […]
September 26, 2010

It’s The Little Things That Get You Every Time…

Even on the smallest of networks, the failure to pay attention to every detail can make a routine upgrade or migration far more complicated than it […]
August 31, 2010

The Fun Summer of 2010 – Overview

Things have been good and busy this year for me.  Overall, I can’t complain.  🙂 Since June, I’ve been busy with a new corporate challenge, and […]
July 30, 2010

The State of Data Breaches in 2010

I had a chance to review the 2010 Verizon Data Breach Reporttoday, which I was alerted to by ISC.SANS.ORG.  They’ve put together data from 2004 through 2009, and […]
June 30, 2010

Understanding What Your Children Really Mean

Ever wanted to know what your children really mean when they answer your questions? Use this handy translation guide to better understand what your children are […]
May 10, 2010

It’s Time to Re-evaluate Host-based Security

I’ve said it for a few years now, but host-based antivirus is really not working out anymore.  Not with its reliance on signatures to detect malware. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
December 4, 2018
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Software Updates – FileHash.exe – v2.7.0.510

An update to FileHash.exe has been released as of November 27, 2018. 2018-11-27 — Version 2.7.0.510 Recent updates include the following: Default behavior changed so that […]
December 4, 2018
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Software Updates – CheckParams.exe – v1.2.0.191

An update to CheckParams.exe has been released as of November 12, 2018. 2018-11-12 — Version 1.2.0.191 Recent updates include the following: Added the -p (–pipes) option […]
December 23, 2018
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Software Updates – DateInfo.exe – v4.0.0.760

An update to DateInfo.exe has been released as of December 22, 2018. 2018-12-22 — Version 4.0.0.760 Recent updates include the following: Added a new parameter (–Script-Variables) […]
February 19, 2019

Software Updates – PrintFileInfo.exe – v1.5.0.150

An update to PrintFileInfo.exe has been released as of February 17, 2019. 2019-02-17 — Version 1.5.0.150 Recent updates include the following: Added the identification of 32-bit […]
February 19, 2019
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Software Updates – DateInfo.exe – v4.1.1.870

An update to DateInfo.exe has been released as of February 19, 2019. 2019-02-19 — Version 4.1.1.870 Recent updates include the following: Fixed a couple of bugs […]