Network Security

First Quarantine Project

During the enforced isolation and “social distancing” of March 2020, I began to post more often to sites such as Forbes.com, Peerlyst, (where I am an advisor), LinkedIn, and The Analyst Syndicate. In doing so, and with a recent mindset of recording history, thanks to the February 2020 publication of Security Yearbook 2020: A History…

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The Demise of Symantec

To listen to a recording of the author reading this column go here. I am picking up on disturbing news about Symantec. First a reseller from Colombia that I was chatting with at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco informed me that he was there to find a solution to fill a gap created…

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Workiva

Why Are Religious Organizations Under Cyber Attack? – Part 2

Can your organization effectively manage the following scenarios? Hackers take control of your networks and websites. Hackers encrypt your files and hold them for ransom. Hackers steal identity and financial data. Part 2: Adopt These Cyber Security Best Practices: As religious organizations worldwide implement – sometimes hastily – remote work/work-from-home protocols and practices, there are…

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Iowa caucuses and the Shadow app: A lesson in critical infrastructure

On Monday 3 February 2020, Iowans caucused at almost 1700 precincts across the state to select their preferences among presidential candidates.  Three days after the Iowa caucuses, the final tallies for the Democratic presidential candidates remained incomplete.  The popular press blames a technical glitch in the Shadow app, but accountability resides with party leaders and…

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