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How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

on April 15, 2014

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command …


2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

on January 1, 2014

Every IT pundit on the Internet seems to be busy during the holiday season with making predictions about what’s going to happen to the industry in the upcoming year. To say 2014 will be the Year of the Cloud seems …


13 New Year’s Resolutions for Every SysAdmin

on December 30, 2013

As the year comes to an end and New Year’s Day is right around the corner, everyone starts to think about their resolutions for the New Year. Unlike those you are bound to break, like “I resolve to go to …


2013 – The Technology Year in Review

on December 27, 2013

2013 brought us some new technologies, and brought some existing technologies into the mainstream. As we look back at this past year, let’s take another look at some of the hottest technologies that made big splashes during 2013. We’re not …


The 13 Worst Security Threats of 2013

on December 26, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it is only natural to take a moment to look back on the year that was, and evaluate it for both the ups and the downs. Was 2013 a good year or a bad …


Having a Happy High Tech Holiday

on December 24, 2013

’Tis the season when all the geeks and nerds are standing in line at the local electronics stores or going online at Amazon, NewEgg and TigerDirect, buying each other (or themselves) the latest and greatest electronic gadgets. It’s funny – …


Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

on December 23, 2013

You have PII – and you’re not alone. Now, before you rush to your physician begging for a prescription, PII stands for “personally identifiable information.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines PII as:


Profiling Today’s Small Business Workers

on December 21, 2013

Mega corporations may get all the media attention, but small companies make a massive contribution to the economy. According to the National Small Business Association (NSBA), there are more than 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and they employ …


The Spy Storm

on December 20, 2013

I am very careful when writing about security. There is a fine line between an objective discussion on security and engaging in what we often term “FUD” – fear, uncertainty and doubt.


Survey Says: Small Business Workers Get Social [Infographic]

on December 19, 2013

If email was the killer app of the 1990s, social networking holds that distinction thus far in the new millennium. It began as a venue for the younger generation but now people of all ages use Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and …


The 13 Must-Have Tech Toys for the Geek on Your Holiday Season List

on December 19, 2013

With the peak of the holiday season just around the corner, you are probably not only still trying to finish up your gift shopping, but desperate to come up with the perfect gift for that IT pro or SysAdmin on …