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 […]
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 […]
July 11, 2006

Net Neutrality and Information Security

There’s a very interesting article up on SANS Internet Storm Centerconcerning the security implications of the proposed Net Neutrality legislation that is being discussed ardently in some […]
July 12, 2006

Camp Meeting with Chaplain Barry C. Black

This past Saturday (July 8th), the family and I had the extreme pleasure of hearing Chaplain Barry C. Black preach at the Allegheny East Conference Camp Meeting which was held in […]
July 12, 2006

Comparing Software Stacks: OpenSource vs .NET

Recently, eWeek conducted a comparison of software stacks: OpenSource software running on Linux, vs Microsoft’s .NET combination.   They also tested PHP, Apache and MySQL running on […]
July 13, 2006

Forrester Research on Blogging Tools

Forrester Research has recently completed a study on Blogging tools, where they rated products such as WordPress, TypePad and CommunityServer. CommunityServer came away with a decent rating, with the only complaint […]
July 13, 2006

Weekend with Nature

This weekend, we’re going camping.  We, as in my entire family.   Actually, to be more precise, every year, our church has one Spiritual Retreat Weekend where we […]
July 18, 2006

What a great weekend…

We had a fun time camping this weekend.   Except for a little rain on Saturday afternoon, the weather was gorgeous, and we even got to see […]
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 […]
July 26, 2006

Driving, Driving, Driving…

Generally speaking, I don’t like to drive for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time.   Maybe even 4. Somehow, various family members (primarily my wife) have […]
July 27, 2006

Some interesting freeware tools

I was looking around for some security scanners earlier today, and I came across this cool website with a fair amount of freeware tools, most of which are […]
July 30, 2006

Computer Hardware Upgrade Methodologies

Over the years, my perspective on computer upgrades has changed significantly. There was a time back in the mid-to-late 90s when I would go out and […]
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

The wonders of Pando: Making email attachments easy

If you haven’t tried Pando yet, you really need to.  It’s currently in open beta, and is a technology for sending large attachments (as large a 1GB) to recipients […]