Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Recently, I was talking to a system administrator who said “We’re moving to the cloud. They’ll be responsible for security.” I was a bit startled to hear this. Not because of the first sentence; because of the second.

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Believe it or not, some commonly-accepted password best practices are probably counter-productive for security in the real world.

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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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Or… Why Your Mid-Sized Business is Suddenly Facing BIG Security Risks An interesting thing is happening in IT security.

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It’s that time of year again. Budgeting for next year means that you need to figure out how much you’re going to spend on security projects and products.  Of course, in order to determine how much money you need to … Continue reading

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CAUTION: RANT ALERT On Wednesday, November 19, Admiral Michael Walters, the head of the NSA made a very disturbing announcement. He said that China and one or two other countries have the capability to launch a cyber attack that could … Continue reading

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Whenever I see a web site or hear a commercial touting how my personal information is secure because “we use encryption,” I just have to chuckle. I guarantee you that Target did — and does — encrypt your personal information … Continue reading

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A hot debate over the inherent security benefits of open source software — or lack thereof — has been raging (again) since the “heartbleed” bug came to light last spring. So…..from a security expert’s point of view (yes, mine!), is … Continue reading

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Or…How a security expert can fall for a phishing scheme Think no one will target your business with phishing attacks?  Think again… This confession is a bit hard for me. Just recently I was the target of a phishing attack.  … Continue reading

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The new IBM i 7.2 release brings several security-related enhancements. Two of them are the ability to use SSO from an IBM i green screen to a remote Telnet or FTP server that also supports Kerberos.

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