April 18, 2007

Don’t Drop the Ball on Security

On a number of fronts, April 2007 is turning out to be a very interesting month for me.  For this particular post, we’ll just touch on […]
April 18, 2007

Making the move to 64-bit Vista — Finally!

Yeah, yeah, it took me long enough.  What can I say?  I finally bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate x64 Edition on my laptop.  As I mentioned […]
April 18, 2007

It’s CommunityServer Time, Once Again…

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted about CommunityServer, mostly because I’ve been busy working on a variety of different projects.  Now that CommunityServer 2007 (CS2007) […]
April 9, 2007

The Microsoft Dilemma

The issue I speak of relates to how many changes and new features should go into a new release of their software product.  If Microsoft adds […]
April 2, 2007

Revenge of the Worms?

It’s been a while since we’ve had a massive worm outbreak, but the potential for such an occurrence has increased significantly over the weekend with word that a […]
March 29, 2007

Compliant or Secure?

Does fulfilling your regulatory compliance requirements actually lead you to be more secure?  Will your organization automatically attain compliance by pursuing a strict regimen of security […]
March 23, 2007

One More Reason to Turn JavaScript off in Browsers

As if we needed another reason… A security researcher has found a way hackers can make PCs of unsuspecting Web surfers do their dirty work, without […]
March 20, 2007

Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps

In today’s lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important… So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, […]
March 19, 2007

Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities

The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago.  There was initially some […]
March 19, 2007

Beta 1 of Community Server 2007

Even though CS2007 has been available for over a month now, and even though I managed to download it just a couple days after release, I still haven’t […]
March 14, 2007

SP2 for Windows 2003 (and XP x64) is here

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) delivers on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative and illustrates Microsoft’s commitment to continually create software products with enhanced security, […]
March 14, 2007

March Patch Madness

This has been a fun month with all the Daylight Saving Time patching from a myriad of vendors.  (I wonder if anyone has done a study to […]
April 15, 2010

The InfoSec Perspective for April 2010

It has been a busy month or so for information security.  Apple has patched a vulnerability that was showcased in a recent hacking contest, Microsoft has […]
April 30, 2010

Apple vs Adobe = Pot vs Kettle

It is quite amusing to see Apple and Steve Jobs go out of their way to lambast Adobe about the “closed” platform of Flash, and to suggest […]
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 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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.   […]
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 […]
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 […]