Author Archives: Patrick Botz

Q:  Do single sign on and SSO stat! only work between Microsoft Windows and IBM i? A:  Absolutely not! You can implement SSO for applications across nearly any combination of platforms.

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I thought it would be interesting for my first Security Bytes post of 2107 to pull together the most popular posts from 2016 based on number of readers. As an added attraction, I’ve also included the most popular post in … Continue reading

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You may have noticed that I often recommend that folks just get started doing a little something to address information security. Don’t let everything else you should be doing get in the way of taking steps to secure your system. … Continue reading

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Before you can advise management how much time and money you should spend on securing information assets, you should know what information assets you need to protect and how much they are worth to your company. If your organization doesn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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If you want a good introduction to FIELDPROC encryption, Townsend Security just published an eBook that is a great tool for getting started. IBM i Encryption with FieldProc: Protecting Data at Rest provides useful information about FIELDPROC exit point architecture … Continue reading

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The other day I was thinking about how I miss David Lettermen’s “Stupid Human” and “Stupid Pet Tricks” segments. Then I got to thinking about some of the bad security habits I continue to run into at IT shops. It … Continue reading

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