Future of malware – December 2022
“The future of malware” is a trigger for most of us in computer security. Most cyber professionals have an idea of what they think malware looks like in the next few years, but truly few of us write about it or document it in a formal way. In 2013, I presented on the “future of […]
The user experience is paramount to revisits. Dead links are frustrating for users, and reduces that “first” (or second!)_ impression. This article provides a few dead link checkers to validate a site’s internal and outbound links.
“Break glass” emergency privileged access
Break glass access is a required component of business recovery. It should only be used in emergency situations.
Link tracking – who clicked my link?
Looking to track who clicked your links, and when? This article will help!
Where to find “free use licensed” photos and videos
Finding the perfect image is always a chore. Finding the perfect “freely licensed” image is a double chore! This article is here to help you.
Restricting outbound firewall rules in operational environments
Reconfiguring firewalls in operational environments potentially breaks things. This article helps to develop a plan for implementing change.
Domain search – how to avoid front runners
Have you every had that perfect domain name, searched online, found it was available… only to have it taken away in the couple of days it took you to decide to buy? Then this article is for you!
Coronavirus special report: Separating your Work and Personal identities
Whether working from home or working in an office, separating your “Work Identity” and “Personal Identity” remains very important, both for your protection and for the security of your company. Read this article for more information.
Privacy at the workplace
In today’s world of privacy, you might be surprised that your company is recording every one of your keystrokes. Keep your private information private.
Inmotion Hosting review
This article presents a candid review of inmotion hosting, focused on both “reseller” and “end user” accounts: Ease of use, setup, speed, and configuration.
This presentation will help you understand the risks, recognize when you have been compromised, and avoid credential theft
Payment card theft
Seems every day there are new reports of payment and credit card theft. Explore how payment card theft happens, and how to protect yourself.
Free domain names
Ready to show off a new domain? Want to use a “personalized” domain for a new customer, but don’t wish to buy the domain until the customer actually engages you with a contract? Sometimes having a free domain is of benefit.
Computer Security Incident Response (NIST SP800-61r2)
The NIST Computer Security Incident Handling Guide provides a framework for creating a company focused computer security incident response plan.
Help I’ve fallen and my identity has been stolen!
This short article will explore what you can do if your information is compromised, and give you advice even if it hasn’t (yet).
WordPress Plugins – 2.1 Mail Relay
Let me ask an honest question. Would you rather be doing business with “email@example.com” or “firstname.lastname@example.org” ? Which one looks more professional? Which one looks more trustworthy?
Using Artificial Intelligence to create predictive systems
The term Artificial Intelligence (or AI) was coined in the mid 1950s. AI technology was heavily funded by the Department of Defense for many years. Unfortunately, the practitioners at the time were overly optimistic and failed to overcome some of the difficulties that they faced. By the mid 1970s, funding was largely cut in favor […]
Business & Technology Planning
This article explores basic ideas that you should keep in mind as you are starting or continuing your business. It is intended to provoke deeper thoughts for you and your executive team. From business continuity, to free coffee and free WiFi, we’ll look into ideas that are important to businesses… and to customers.
Exploring advantages and disadvantages of Cloud: IAAS PAAS SAAS
Cloud early, cloud often: Four words to say that now is the time to embrace cloud services. Read more to understand and explore the advantages and disadvantages of “cloud” solutions.
Prevent content filtering from affecting your web site
Content filters categorize domains based on reputation. Many companies block domains based on those filters. This article will show you how to register your domains so that they are not inadvertently blocked.
Our online identity IS our identity. Someone masquerading as you is potentially a dangerous situation, but it is at least creepy. The problem is, as sure as everyone will pay taxes this year, we will all have our online identity compromised.What do you tell your colleagues who have had their identity stolen? What do you tell your family who have not *yet* had their identity stolen? What should they do? And what should they have done in order to reduce the vulnerability?This paper will give you ideas on preventing problems in online identity theft, and also provide guidance on how to fix a problem if it happens.
Video creators and editors (and Image!)
Are you searching for a video editor? If so, this page is for you! OpenShot Video Editor, Kdenlive, YouTube Video Maker…
The end of the (land) line
So you’ve looked at your local phone bill and it was… oh my, I’m paying that much for a simple landline phone number? This doesn’t seem right! How can I be paying $40 a month for a landline phone (base price around $15/month, plus “options” price like call waiting around $20/month, plus taxes around 22%, […]
Business Continuity Planning
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the pre-planning effort put in to make sure your business continues to operate even during adverse situations. BCP is the work put in before those imperfect days, in order to smoothly transition between “normal” operations and “backup” operations. A backhoe digs through the internet cables, the electricity goes out, a […]
Risk management – developing a framework
Risk management is an essential skill for any business professional. Whether it be having a second screwdriver available on the job in case one is lost or broken, or it be having Errors and Omissions or liability insurance, we are constantly evaluating risks and the costs associated with managing those risks. In this paper we […]