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. […]
May 6, 2010

Making Business Sense

Long ago, in days or yore, it was common to complain that most information technology leaders and staff were too focused on deploying cool technology just […]
May 3, 2010

The Job Hunting Conundrum

Based on a number of surveys taken since the recent economic downturn began, it would appear that there is a fairly substantial disconnect between how employers […]
May 22, 2012

Making the Most of Social and Professional Networking

As social/professional networking continues to proliferate, users and organizations alike, seek to find the ways to make the most of the growing trend.  A recent infographic shows […]
July 13, 2012

Dear Recruiter: Help Me Help You

As we head into the second half of 2012, I average about 3 to 4 calls/emails from recruiters per week.  In contrast to the overall job […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]