Category Archives: Announcement

February 23, 2017, Google announced they had successfully exploited a known vulnerability in the widely-used SHA-1 hash algorithm. This is important because hash algorithms are used to create digital signatures.

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I and other security experts have been harping for years on the fact that managing information security is so much more than just choosing the value of a configuration parameter. Information security requires an ongoing business process. It must be … Continue reading

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We will soon officially announce a new set of services called TeamSecurity. What are these services, you may ask? They are a collection of three service levels whereby the Botz team partners with your IT team to varying degrees to … Continue reading

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In the latest version of her well-known IBM i security reference, IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, Carol Woodbury hits the ball out of the park. Not only does the book provide valuable technical information, it also introduces the reader … Continue reading

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You may have heard that IBM included an interesting new security-related enhancement in the V7.3 release. Called authority collection, it provides information intended to help security administrators minimize the amount of authority to objects granted to users on a system.

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We’ve been hearing about Windows Server 2016 for a while now. It’s time to see what Microsoft is doing with respect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and authentication enhancements.

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I’m just polishing up my presentations and getting ready to head off to sunny Anaheim for the 2015 COMMON Meeting. I’ll be onsite beginning Saturday evening.

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Have you ever encountered a situation where a user needed to use an application that displayed all of the rows in a file, but the user really should be restricted from seeing certain rows in that file?

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Thanks everyone that provided feedback on the whitepaper!  An updated version of the whitepaper is now available on the website under “Downloads”.  If you find/found it useful or interesting please send a link to your friends and colleagues!  Thanks again.

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I have a relatively final draft of a whitepaper, A Practical Approach to SSO, for which I am looking for feedback on before officially publishing it.  If you’re interested, you can find it here: http://botzandassociates.com/practical-sso-guide. Thanks for your help!

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