Move to The Cloud and Forget Your Passwords!

Wait, what? That isn’t like moving to Minnesota and then losing your mittens. Instead, move to Miami and never need mittens! Face it, passwords are pretty useless. If a human selected it, another human has a good chance of guessing what it is. If a computer generated a password that a human can’t guess, then […]
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User Account Controls and False Security

It’s true that our friends at Microsoft have come a long way toward implementing good security. No, really.  Adobe and Oracle/Java have become the big targets of cyberthieves.  MS operating systems no longer regularly cause the Blue Screen of Death. And, ta-da, we have User Activation Controls to protect us. UAC, as it is called, […]
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Update Before You Leave! And Other Advice for the Cyber Road Warrior

I recently traveled to Denver to attend the American Society for Training and Development’s (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition (ICE). I stayed at the Embassy Suites next to the conference venue, the Colorado Convention Center. (The conference was fantastic, by the way, but that’s not what this post is about…) While I was there the […]
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This Java Threat Is Really Confusing

For several months, there were rumblings in the hacker underground about some serious threats to Java and Apple’s OS X.  ComputerWorld reported in late February 2012 that a new variant of an exploit called Flashback was making its rounds of Macs by using the browser and Java to get in.  CNN followed by reporting that […]
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Migrating to the Cloud: Do You Need Assistance?

Cloud technology intimidates many organizations. The mechanics of setting it up are very different from the traditional model. Several companies offer services establishing and maintaining cloud architectures for their customers. Many people call these providers “cloud brokers.” To me, the term “cloud concierge” or “cloud butler” is far more descriptive. I guess I’m thinking of […]
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