A 5-step Learning Process to Encourage Learner Discovery

The other day, a friend and I were discussing a school where children were encouraged to discover new things on their own. He’d shown me an article describing the children learning to build or assemble some structure. It reminded me of an instructional process I’d learned almost forty-five years ago at Philmont Scout Ranch. I […]
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When Two-factor Authentication Goes Wrong

I am a strong advocate of two-factor authentication, but when it goes wrong, you can lose access to critical systems. I have written about the benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) here and I discuss it every time I teach Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction. A recent account lockout hasn’t diminished my support for […]
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No More Signatures! Am I Still Safe?

If you have used a credit card in North America in the last month, you may have noticed that you were not asked for a signature. That may have come as a surprise. It turns out to be a good thing! In a March 2018 Infographic, Visa says that that the dollar amount of counterfeit […]
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How Storytelling Helps Make a Personal Connection with an Audience

Connecting with an audience is a critical business skill. We all need it when we try to get a point across to someone else. We may be teaching a new idea or skill, explaining the importance of a new strategic initiative, or maybe trying to persuade a prospect to become a client. In my recent […]
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How Password Spraying Could be an Attack Vector Into Your Organization

There are two common ways the bad guys might try to break into a building: spend lots of effort on one door or window, or try each door and window to see if one is easier to enter than the others. The same is true for attackers trying to compromise systems and networks (and penetration […]
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