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October 5, 2011

Not long ago, the phrase portable secure storage did not mean a great deal to the average business traveler. Today, however, carrying large amounts of data, including application files, digital photos, and music, is a reality for most tech-savvy travelers. Whether you are on the go for business or personal reasons, you likely carry a large quantity [...]

September 23, 2011

We are just a week away from the month of October, and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, conducted every October since 2004 and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is to improve cyber security posture and preparedness, and to encourage everyone to [...]

July 26, 2011

The term security posture is used in information security to describe the overall security effectiveness of a given system, service, or network.  All aspects of security strength and weakness are evaluated and weighed against both potential and known threats in an effort to gauge the current level of protection.  This same process can be used [...]

June 28, 2011

While surfing through my usual news and technology sites I ran across a great article on CircleID by Steve Atkins.  Steve explained how the use of URL shortening services such as Bit.ly and Su.pr can result in your emails being flagged and blocked by spam filters. Following through on Steve’s article I found that he [...]

June 28, 2011

Microsoft is advising customers to reinstall if their desktop OS becomes infected with a new rootkit that hides in the PC boot sector.  This new variant of a Trojan Microsoft calls “Popureb” can infect the system at such a deep level that the only way to remove the malware is to reinstall Windows, Chun Feng, an [...]

June 25, 2011

Since its launch in October, 2004 Project Honey Hot has made some interesting progress in their war against spam email. The project is a distributed system used to identify spammers and spambots operating across the Internet. To put it simply, Project Honey Pot lays millions of traps around the Internet (66,393,293 as of this writing) [...]

January 24, 2009

We’re learning this week that we have officially passed the one billion number in terms of people using the Internet. Eric Schonfeld writes in his article on TechCrunch that the number is probably higher than that. One billion is a staggering number, even though it makes up only 15 to 22 percent of the world’s [...]