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 […]
July 3, 2006

Innovation Takes More than Inspiration; It Takes Investment, and Persistence

http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1397,1913188,00.asp Moore’s new book, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution, just published by Portfolio, argues that innovation by itself is not […]
July 5, 2006

My Career Objectives

Over the past decade, I have also been responsible for architecting key technology solutions and managing technology staff.  Along the way, I have had great success […]
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 […]
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 18, 2006

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals: http://www.thechannelinsider.com/article/Microsoft+Buys+Tools+Vendor+Winternals/183636_1.aspx Microsoft on July 18 announced that it has acquired Winternals Software, which provides security, recovery and management tools for enterprises […]
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

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 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 14, 2006

Finally, the Telcos are feeling the heat!

I just saw a report that Verizon has been busy laying down fiber in New York in order to stem the tide of defections to rival cable services, […]
August 23, 2006

IT Career Paths

It shouldn’t be news to anyone who has been in Information Technology for more than a couple years now, but more and more folks are suggesting that […]
August 25, 2006

Do we really get Information Security?

Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a […]
August 28, 2006

Getting caught up in trivia

I just finished reading an informative article by Peter Coffee on why it is important for technologists not to get overly caught up in the coolness of technology […]