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 […]
December 31, 2012

Get Real with Information Security

In 2012, the writers of malware and the attackers of networks were very busy, using both social engineering and increased technical sophistication to fuel an increased […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 14, 2012

Securing Your Storage – Part 1

If you’re going to make use of cloud-based storage, it is a good idea to ensure that you keep it secure.  Unless you are absolutely, positively […]
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 […]
June 20, 2012

I’m Tired of Registration Walls

Note to the heads of sales, marketing, and web site development: I’m tired of your registration walls (regwalls), and will no longer be supporting them. I […]
June 14, 2012

So, You Want To Be a Technology Consultant?

Doesn’t everyone want to be a consultant? Probably not…  There are some clear advantages to working for yourself, and there are some clear disadvantages. Likewise, there […]
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 […]
March 31, 2012

Managing Your Personal Security

In the past few days, we learned that Global Payments Inc, a middle-man credit checking company, suffered a breach of its systems starting in January of this […]
August 1, 2006

Sage Management and Career Advice

Not from me…    See me again in 5 or so years, and perhaps I will have learned enough to be of service to someone in this […]
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 27, 2006

Why Did I Take So Long To Blog?

Kenneth Hunt, of Tech Observer fame, recently noted that I finally got on board the blogging bandwagon.  Yeah, it did take me a while.  I guess part of that […]
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 15, 2006

Busy, busy, very busy…

Yow… I have been crazy busy this week, and next week doesn’t hold the promise of being any less hectic.  And I’m certainly not the only […]
October 1, 2006

Recuperating Nicely…

I’m going to be working from home for most of this week due to undergoing bunion surgery this past Friday.  I’m happy to say that there’s […]
October 5, 2006

Minor System Upgrade

I was forced to upgrade one of my systems this week because the motherboard (or CPU) died.  Rather than mess around trying to figure out which specific component […]
October 8, 2006

The Best and Worst of Job Interview Tips

Over the past two weeks, I have come across a number of career development and interviewing articles.  Out of this group of articles and blog entries, I […]
December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I must say that 2006 has been a very intriguing year, both personally and professionally.  Many things were accomplished, but many things are yet to be […]
January 31, 2007

Misplaced Social Commentary

I’m trying to decide whether this title is more reflective of this post in particular, or the subject matter itself…   Over the years, while participating in […]
January 31, 2007

Windows Vista is finally here…

At the retail level, anyway. And I am no closer to having it installed at home than I was a month ago, when I laid out […]
June 20, 2012

I’m Tired of Registration Walls

Note to the heads of sales, marketing, and web site development: I’m tired of your registration walls (regwalls), and will no longer be supporting them. I […]